All Daily social media content for the “California Dreamin Tour” to be shot on revolutionary iPhone® 11 Pro
- Simply Mac becomes Sponsor for #GamerToRacer finals
- Daily social media content to be shot on revolutionary iPhone 11 Pro
- The Multi-year $3.15m Cash and Apple® product giveaway and gaming partnership starts immediately until December 2022
- Many of Simply Mac’s 41 stores to host Qualifying and Registration for competitions.
Esports racing fans got a unique inside look at the ultimate #GamerToRacer competition that started last week thanks to Simply Mac when the World’s Fastest Gamer finals began.
An Apple Premier Partner with 41 retail locations across the US, Simply Mac has become a key partner for the competition which will put ten gamers to the test over a 12-day #CaliforniaDreamin tour.
The World’s Fastest Gamer winner will not only earn a full-time GT race drive for 2020 valued at more than $1 million, they’ll also take home a new MacBook Pro, an iPhone 11 Pro Max and an Apple Watch Series 5 thanks to Simply Mac.
As part of the partnership, Simply Mac will equip the World’s Fastest Gamer video production and social media team with iPhone 11 Pros to film daily updates for distribution across the @TheWFGamer social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“Simply Mac is not just signing on as a partner; they’ll play an active role in bringing the story of the competition to fans across the world,” Torque Esports President and CEO, Darren Cox said.
“We’re thrilled with the integration of Simply Mac as a partner. Not only will our daily social media content be produced exclusively on Apple products, our full six-part documentary series will also be edited on the latest Apple hardware.
“We’re bringing ten of the best racing gamers in the world to California for this amazing competition. The stakes are going to be incredibly high – everybody wants that real-world race drive, and they will all be under intense pressure to perform – we’re looking forward to giving fans a great behind-the-scenes look thanks to Simply Mac.”
The four-part documentary for the first season of World’s Fastest Gamer was watched by millions online and reached 400 million households with broadcasters such as ESPN, CNBC, Sky, and Fox.
This year’s six-part series will showcase the eight gaming champions selected by our judging team of Juan Pablo Montoya and inaugural World’s Fastest Gamer, Rudy van Buren.
One of the two gamers to qualify for one of the last finals spots in the Simply Mac World’s Fastest Gamer finals – Riley Gerster – earned his spot after buying a new iPad and qualifying via Gear.Club – the mobile game produced and developed by Torque Esports’ Lyon, France-based gaming studio, Eden Games.
Commenting on the partnership, Rein Voigt, president and Chief Executive Officer of Cool Holdings, parent company of Simply Mac, stated: “The team at Simply Mac love the concept of World’s Fastest Gamer, and we’re looking forward to working with the team to provide some incredible content for the fans,”
“Gaming accessories are a hugely popular item across the country, and we think World’s Fastest Gamer is a brilliant vehicle for us to reach the gaming audience.
“Apple is raising the bar for mobile gaming with the recent introduction Apple Arcade. We wish all the gamers the very best of luck in the finals – although we might have to give Riley an extra cheer after qualifying via Gear.Club on his iPad.”
About Simply Mac
As an Apple Premier Partner, Simply Mac’s professionally trained staff can give our customers expert advice and personalized service. We offer unique solutions around new and pre-owned Apple products, and we offer the best selection of the accessories that go with them. Through Simple Trade, we offer trade-in value on your existing Apple product so you can upgrade your equipment. Through Simple Service and Apple Care, we offer the best repair service and expertise available.
Torque Esports Corp. (“TEC”) recently restructured its business and leadership team. Torque now focuses exclusively on two areas – esports racing and esports data provision. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, combined with a new board and management team, TEC is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry.
Torque aims to revolutionise esports racing and the racing gaming genre via its industry-leading gaming studio Eden Games (Lyon, France) which focuses on mobile racing games and its unique motorsport IP, including World’s Fastest Gamer (created and managed by wholly-owned subsidiary IDEAS+CARS, Silverstone UK).
Building on the leading position of Stream Hatchet (a Barcelona, Spain-based wholly-owned subsidiary) Torque also provides robust esports data and management information to brands, sponsors, and industry leaders. This data allows the esports industry to monetize the huge number of eyeballs in the gaming and esports space.