“We can’t deny people their dream, 80% of the people who race online, want to race in real life. So we’re going back to our roots, let’s go and put them in GT cars.”
Those are the words of the president of Millennial Esports Darren Cox following the launch of the second season of World’s Fastest Gamer earlier this month. Those ‘roots’ are GT Academy, which Cox, along with the rest of the core WFG team, started so successfully over a decade ago.
It’s a well-told but important story in the sim racing scene, launching the real-life racing careers of so many gamers, most famously current Super GT driver Jann Mardenborough.