Four-Race Esports Tournament on NASCAR Heat 5 Premieres February 7
CORONA, CA – February 3, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – MAVTV Motorsports Network, the only linear television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports, has announced it will serve as the exclusive broadcast home of the inaugural Winter Heat Series on NASCAR Heat 5, the official licensed video game of the world’s most popular stock car racing series. The Winter Heat Series will see eNASCAR Heat Pro League’s (eNHPL) top teams and drivers compete against a group of eNHPL hopefuls for their share of $47,000.
Hosted by Motorsports Games (NASDAQ: MSGM), publisher of NASCAR Heat 5, the four-event esports tournament will premiere on Sunday, February 7, at 9:30 p.m. ET, featuring action from the Movember 50 at Dover International Speedway. The remaining three races of the Winter Heat Series will air every Sunday on MAVTV at 9:30 p.m. ET, concluding with the Valentine’s Day 80 at Daytona International Speedway.
“The rise of esports racing continues to be incredibly impressive, with an extremely loyal and passionate audience,” said John Duff, Head of Content, MAVTV. “In just two seasons of competition the eNASCAR Heat Pro League has emerged as a captivating extension of NASCAR’s overall racing efforts, with participation from many of the sport’s most recognizable race teams. NASCAR Heat 5 has been a driving force of this growing success and Motorsport Games has pioneered the way fans are able to engage with the competition. We are eager to bring the excitement of the inaugural Winter Heat Series to our viewers.”
A total of 48 drivers will compete via the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X for a total of $47,000 in prize money over the course of the tournament. The top three finishers from each console through the first three events will qualify for the finale. Open qualifiers were held prior to the Daytona finale to determine the final five starting positions in the Valentine’s 80. The Winter Heat Series finale will see 14 drivers battle it out in a race on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with $20,000 on the line. The winners will take home $4,000 and the title of Winter Heat Series champion.
“The Winter Heat Series gives NASCAR Heat 5 players the opportunity to showcase their skills against the very best eNASCAR Heat Pro League drivers, while also competing for their share of a $47,000 prize pool. It’s an exciting series,” said Dmitry Kozko, CEO of Motorsport Games. “This partnership with MAVTV gives the drivers and the series an even bigger platform thanks to its dedicated audience of motorsport enthusiasts. We hope the fans enjoy some great racing.”
MAVTV Motorsports Network is the only cable television network in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to motorsports. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive and unique events. MAVTV goes beyond the national mainstream motorsports events to include grassroots racing from across the globe: drag racing, pro motocross, sprint boats, rally cars, short course off-road truck racing, sprint cars, pro pulling, drifting, ice racing and everything in between. MAVTV knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that are truly second-to-none. From 24/7 automotive and motorsports content on MAVTV Motorsports Network to the free and exclusive content available on MAVTV Select and the on-demand streaming service of MAVTV Plus, if it has a motor, it’s probably on MAVTV – The Motorsports Network
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About Motorsport Games:
Motorsport Games, a Motorsport Network company, combines innovative and engaging video games with exciting esports competitions and content for racing fans and gamers around the globe. The Company is the officially licensed video game developer and publisher for iconic motorsport racing series including NASCAR, 24 hours of Le Mans and the British Touring Car Championship (“BTCC”). Motorsport Games is an award-winning esports partner of choice for 24 Hours of Le Mans, Formula E, BTCC and the FIA World Rallycross Championship and the eNASCAR Heat Pro League amongst others.
Source: MAVTV Motorsports Network