Carlos Salazar won the sixth place in the European final and guaranteed presence in the grand finale of the official FIA eSports event.
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has embraced eSports in the automotive sector and has joined Sony PlayStation for the official launch of the Gran Turismo World Championship. This gave birth to the FIA Gran Turismo Championship that seeks to find the best virtual rider in the world of GT Sport. The winner of the world final will receive the same fees as a real champion of a motor sports event.
And this year Portugal already has a candidate in the world finals: Carlos Salazar, who was sixth in the European final, thus able to stamp his passport to run among the best in November, with place and exact date to be revealed.
The Portuguese qualified after having gone through an online competition, where they were qualified the 30 best players of Europe of GT Sport, obtaining later the sixth place in the European End of the Nations Cup, that took place on 19 and 20 October during the Madrid Games Week.
The German Mikail Hizal was the great winner of the championship. In addition to the 10 European players, the finale includes the best in Asia and Oceania, along with the 10 candidates from the Americas that will be determined on the 30th and 31st and October in Las Vegas, which has already marked live broadcast.