What is a racing arena you are wondering? I thought the same thing. It is an arena that is designed for racing games, a genre of competitive gaming that doesn't get as much coverage as the others. I did a quick search and found that there is an F1 esports league around the F1 game as well as Gran Turismo Sport and Forza Motorsport 7 leagues. These games are played with chairs and steering wheels to mimic the driving experience and now a special arena is being built for them.
I remember playing some Gran Turismo back in the day. The focus on realism made the game stick out but I know I was not going to win any tournaments on that one. Maybe I could hold my own on Need for Speed... maybe. The esports of racing seems to centre around more realistic driving sims over arcade-type game.
There must be a lot of confidence in it to build a special arena just for one type of game. You can play any PC game in a large esports arena but this driving games only. I have to say that arena is nice though, there is space for several drivers and each one has a nice screen.
I hope to see it do well and expand. I also want to keep an eye open for these games I didn't know sporting esports was this big.
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