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Back for a second season, the Rising Stars Series is gearing up for the Regional Finals that will determine who gets a shot at the 2022 MotoGP™ eSport Championship Global Series.
First started in 2020, this talent-spotting programme required young hopefuls around the world to tackle four Online Challenges in which Gamers are divided into three categories, depending on their location. These three are the Americas, Europe and Africa, and finally Asia and Oceania.
It's time for the Rising Stars to shine!
The stakes in the Regional Finals couldn’t be higher, with the winner in each category receiving a guaranteed place in the MotoGP™ eSport Pro Draft Selection in 2022.
First up is the final for the Americas, which takes place on Wednesday 6th October at 18.00 (GMT -4), 00.00 (GMT+2). The 10 finalists will take on the demanding Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The eight-lap race around the long, technical track will decide which competitor prevails to win this final.
Four countries are represented among the eleven hopefuls that will face off on Friday, including the USA, Brasil, Chile and Canada.
Brazilian XxBastoner92xX will surely start the Americas heat as favourite after scoring the maximum 100 points in the Online Challenges. He will line up for Monster Energy Yamaha Racing. He will likely face stiff competition from the American macargo1, who scored 70 points from 100 in the Online Challenges, earning him a seat at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing. The Chilean SUPERMASIA will also be a contender aboard the Avintia Esponsorama.
Flanker-SNS aka [BRR]S.Nunes will also be representing Brazil for Petronas SRT Yamaha, with American nurb running LCR Honda Castrol eSports Team colours. XXBARBO76XX aka barbo76 is the third Brazilian in this Regional Final. He will be riding for Ducati Lenovo eSports Team. The USA’s MrHiTstick05 will line up for Suzuki Ecstar eSports tema, with the American Rokko representing Aprilia. Canada’s (N.S) snappylnuts could be an outside bet for success with Yahoo Pramac Racing, as could TwoPlainJane, Tech 3 KTM’s entry.
The entry list for Americas Final race will be as follows:
- (2) [N.S]snappyInuts from Canada with Yahoo Pramac Racing
- (4) macargo1 from USA with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
- (5) Flanker-SNS aka [BRR]S.Nunes from Brazil with Petronas Yamaha SRT
- (8) TwoPlainJane from USA with Tech3 KTM Factory Racing
- (11) Rokko from USA with Aprilia Racing eSports Team
- (27) nurb from USA with LCR Honda Castrol eSports Team
- (35) MrHiTstick05 fromUSA with Suzuki Ecstar eSports Team
- (76) XXBARBO76XX aka barbo76 from Brazil with Ducati Lenovo eSport Team
- (82) SUPREMASIA from Chile with Avintia Esponsorama
- (92) XxBastoner92xX from Brazil with Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
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