After an intense year of competition and an epic battle in the Grand Final, the French driver Lohan “TX3_NEXL” Blanc (18 years old) has been crowned as the second eSports WRC World Champion, succeeding aTTaX Johnson (Germany).
The 8 best players in the world were invited last week to Hyundai Motorsport HQ in Alzenau (Germany) to compete for the 2017 world title. After a perfect season, with 8 events victories out of 13, the French driver TX3_NEXL, also won 6 of the 7 qualification stages to reach the Grand Final. TX3_NEXL was followed by the British specialist Jonathan “JONNO.” Holmes (+38.653s) and Henrik “HESTO” Stoldt from Germany (+7.939s).
The excellent season continued for TX3_NEXL in the Grand Final, confirming his status as favourite by winning the 3 final stages and leaving JONNO (+16.447) and HESTO (+24.195) in second and third positions.
TX3_NEXL wins a Hyundai i20 road car, worth 20,000€, courtesy of Hyundai Motor Company and returned back home with the key presented to him by 2018 Hyundai WRC driver Andreas Mikkelsen.
"I was very confident. I’ve been consistent and fast and managed to get myself on the first position. I really wanted to win, and it just happened," said TX3_NEXL.
eSports WRC powered by Hyundai gathered more than 5,000 entrants on Playstation®4, Xbox One and PC during 11 months of intense competition to reach the top 8 and the Final event. The players also got the chance to have an exclusive tour of the Hyundai Motorsport workshop and to discuss their driving skills with Hyundai Motorsport drivers Dani Sordo and Andreas Mikkelsen.