Williams Esports was formed earlier this year as a racing simulation team comprised of 20 competitors and covering 10 different games. These pros get to benefit from the Williams Martini Racing heritage and facilities as they compete in the growing simulation motorsports leagues including the new F1 League.
“Williams eSports drivers will have access to the team’s factory in Oxfordshire for training and events, as well as the chance to work in the team’s Formula One simulator with technical staff and drivers including Robert Kubica.”
Now it seems they have a partner looking to support them on the hardware side in Razer.
Steven English, Head of Creative Services at Williams Esports: “Razer is a world-leading lifestyle brand in gaming, and a true pioneer in esports. With industry-leading products, a renowned brand and a thriving community of gamers, Razer is a natural partner for Williams as we build our name in the world of gaming and esports. Team Razer and Williams Esports are all about elite competition. Our team and players will benefit from using the top products on the market in pursuit of world championship victories, and we’ll work closely with Razer to produce incredible story-telling along the way.”
Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Co-founder of Razer: “Williams F1 has always been at the cutting edge of Formula 1 racing, just as Razer has always been the pioneer within esports. This partnership brings the world’s best gaming gear to the world’s best esports drivers. Our gaming technology and Williams drivers’ talents will see the team in pole position for the foreseeable future.”
Stroking aside, what does this entail? To start, Razer will support Williams with existing products and staff but they are looking to create all new products and events as things move forward.
It’s great to see the F1 League as well as motor-esports in general grow. This deal will certainly propel things even further ahead.