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News – World’s Fastest Gamer

Now, I’m a bit of a Formula 1 fan, which is a bit difficult over in this part of the world. I don’t get to enjoy easy access to the races like a lot of European countries do (which is to say, without a SKY TV subscription), so I usually have to rely on the highlights and news reels.

My team of choice has always been McLaren. They’ve had some phenomenal drivers and cars in the past and I was really happy to learn that the founder, Bruce was a good kiwi fella before I came over to this little corner of the world.

They’re based in Woking these days, but let’s not hold that against them.

In what I think is one of the best ideas ever, McLaren have announced a competition, called the World’s Fastest Gamer. The idea is that leveraging the world of e-Sports to identify top gaming drivers, McLaren will identify a select few and invite them to compete in a 5 day competition held at the McLaren Technology Centre in the UK.

The prize for the winner? A 1-year contract to drive their bespoke and wildly expensive F1 simulator for a year, as a part of their F1 team. It’s the racing game equivalent of scoring a seat in an F1 car for real.

I am so very, very excited about this! Now, I just need to figure out what games and when it’s happening and I’ll be seeing if I can put my rotund ass back into a driving seat!

– Dave

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Gaming & Technology Editor at The Empire Digital Media Ltd.
Gadget fiend, maker of beer, technology enthusiast, and Dad of three, Dave enjoys trying to protect expensive gadgets from the destructive power of tiny people, and frequently fails.

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