F1 champions Mercedes sign virtual champ for esports team

Mercedes launch F1 Esports programme

Mercedes-AMG forms eSports racing team

The team was created to compete in the upcoming F1 Esports Series 2018, an esports competition wherein each F1 team (with the exception of Ferrari) will select gamers to represent them in a series of tournaments in the racing league's official video game, F1 2018. Joining him is Harry Jacks and Patryk Krutyi from Poland rounds out the four-man squad.

Mercedes signed 18 year old Hungarian Dani Bereznay at the F1 Esports Pro Draft last month, where each of the nine teams involved drafted in a selection of players from the 40 hopefuls, who had gone through various testing at Silverstone the week before.

Krutyj, 22, is a four-times Polish league victor while Bereznay is an 18-year-old student selected through the F1 Esports series 2018 Pro Draft.

The eSports team means serious business and the gamers will be stationed at the premises of the Formula One team in Brackley, England, to help them hone their skills.

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Mauricio Pochettino says the start of the season is a massive challenge for himself, as well as a number of other clubs. He played a key part in Bruce's side as they finished fourth, before losing to Fulham in the play-off final.

Jacks was also selected to race in McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer competition previous year, eventually being beaten by Dutchman Rudy Van Buren. The eventual victor went on to become one of McLaren's official F1 simulation drivers.

The esports programme has also aimed to focus on the human performance aspect as part of their development and will give the Esports team members access to the on-site Performance Centre covering the core areas of nutrition, physical conditioning and wellbeing that support the gamers in reaching their full potential.

If you're a fan of F1 we highly recommend checking out the esports series. There will be three live events during October and November.

Mercedes has launched its Formula 1 eSports team and announced a roster packed with talent ahead of the finals.

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