The ACO and Motorsport Games extends LMES venture
The ACO and Motorsport Games have announced they will extend their Le Mans Esports Series [LMES] venture based upon the FIA World Endurance Championship and the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This updated joint venture replaces the original agreement entered into between the ACO and Motorsport Games in 2019 and extends the agreement to a ten-year rolling license.
The agreement follows the success of the Le Mans Esports Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual event in June 2020. The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual saw 200 of the world’s best drivers, both real world and virtual, racing online for the title. A huge global audience enjoyed the 25-hour show on several broadcast channels including Eurosport, ESPN and Sky Sports.
More news about the forthcoming projects from Motorsport Games, including Le Mans, will be revealed in the coming months. For more information about Motorsport Games visit www.motorsportgames.com
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest: "For the past two years the ACO, in joint venture with Motorsport Games has embarked on a major E-sport strategy. Last June, the Virtual 24 Hours Le Mans marked an important milestone in this programme. Now, the aim of this partnership is not only to propose an attractive virtual Le Mans Series but also to create a game dedicated to the 24 Hours Le Mans, accessible to all enthusiasts. It is essential for the ACO to continue to propose a major motorsport series especially with the imminent arrival of the Hypercar category and in several years the introduction of hydrogen, while at the same time developing an ambitious E-game programme."
Gérard Neveu, CEO of Le Mans Esports Series: “Motorsport Games has demonstrated its passion, expertise and commitment to the ACO and the FIA World Endurance Championship. This extension of the joint venture was the natural next step in our partnership. We look forward to working together for many years to come to create best-in-class racing games and esports that reflect the values and quality of the iconic Le Mans brand.”