A few days before the start of the Tour de Corse, and after the 5 first matches, it's time to take a first look at the rankings for the third season of WRC eSports.
In third place, with 82 points, is "Jon Armstrong" (IRL), a professional competitive racer who has already been victorious in Sweden. In his first eSports season, he's showing himself to be a serious contender for the title.
In second place, with 85 points, we find the official world champion "Nexl" (FRA). While his initial victory in the Monaco rally seemed to confirm his status as the favourite, which he earned after winning 8 out of 13 stages in the previous season, he has yet to achieve a second victory this season. Will he manage it this weekend?
And at the very top of the rankings, with 101 points, is "Subee203" (HUN), the only e-racer to have earned a place on the podium in each stage of this season, and who is looking to continue his run of two consecutive victories. Will he manage to maintain this astounding pace until the end? While he certainly aims to do better than last year when he finished in fourth place, only time will tell.
The trio also needs to beware of "Jonno." (GBR), who is currently in fourth place with 74 points. He finished second last year and, after winning the Rallye Deutschland this season, he remains a favourite in the competition. The other participants with a provisional ticket for this year's Grand Finale are: "GTKryspaPL" (POL) in 5th place with 50 points, "Greekman" (GRC) in 6th place with 48 points, "Rares" (ROU) in 7th place with 48 points, and "Mihalur" in 8th, also with 48 points. But there's still a long way to go, full of bitter competition and even more competitors hot on their tails.
And for the first time, players in this WRC eSports season can also score team points. Here are the provisional rankings:
- 3rd (89 points) "ESPORTS+CAR" represented by "Jonno.", "hesto", "_Monkeyman", and "_ralphy".
- 2nd (114 points) "Virtualdrivers by TX3" represented by "Nexl", "Rares", "GTKryspaPL", "SpeedBooster27", and "Scalap Fox".
- 1er (147 points) "WRC EDRIVERS CLUB" represented by "Subee203", "Jon Armstrong", "Komatsu", and "Greekman".
The players will meet next on the sinuous tarmac of the Tour de Corse, starting April 5th, for what is already shaping up to be a very important stage of the competition.