automobile manufacturer’s racing division PorschePorsche Motorsport, partnered with sim racing esports organization conda eSports,
As a result, Porsche and Konda have formed Porsche Konda Esports Racing Team. according to a twitter postKonda will become the official esports works team for the German car brand.
Image credit: Porsche/Konda
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Both sides said the partnership is a “long-term” deal, however, did not share details about its exact duration.
This is the first factory esports team for Porsche, a company known for its successes in motor racing. The German company is a well-known supporter of simulation racing, and even has its own esports series called the Porsche Tag Heuer Esports Supercup. The event has a prize pool of $200,000.
Speaking of partnership, new Philipp Stamm, Team Principal for the Porsche Conda Esports Racing Team, said: “Of course, we have grown up over the years. First with Simracing House, and earlier this year with the Conda Esports Hub as a new facility for our drivers and in-house media production team. Taking this next step together with Porsche is a dream come true for all of us.”
Now the first signs of a full esports partnership appeared in 2020, when Porsche raced for the first time in a virtual version of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company fields a mixed roster of real and virtual drivers under the name Porsche Esports Team.
Porsche won the race, and finished second in the 2021 edition. According to the two companies, this success fueled the need for an official factory esports team, with Konda selected as a suitable partner.
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Esports Insider says: Porsche is investing more in simulation racing and is following in the footsteps of other competitors in the racing scene. The simulation racing sector continues to grow and it’s good to see companies that are known for being involved in real-world races.
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