The New Age of F1 Motorsport and Esport

Esport has catapulted the online gaming space to whole new heights. It has steadily become a mainstream venture, and all signs point towards an even bigger influence. FI too has had its fair share of growth over the years even in a world where gamers enjoy a variety of gaming options. The significance of F1 Motorsport and eSports in gaming can only be described as “stormy.” 

Appreciation in the Online Market

The myth circulating for years about F1 is that the game is limited to the young. No, both the old and the youths have embraced the game in current times. A practical example that would suffice this view is the survey conducted recently, which revealed that about 46% of F1 fans constitute of the young generation. This proportion goes higher than football which claims 43% young fans.

In 2018 the cumulative online audience hit +10%, reaching 490.2 million. Additionally, TV cumulative audience boasted 1.59 billion, which represented a 3% increase. Brazil, Germany, and Italy stand out in the cumulative market after China, France, and Indonesia. The number of formula one fans on social media platforms grew by a considerable margin in the same year. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, as well as Instagram users’ number reached 18.5m which was +53.7 compared to the preceding year. 

F1 eSports

Formula one esports remains the only way players can have a gaming experience of utilizing 200 miles per hour speed. A very alarming speed, right? It looked as if F1 was not part of the gaming industry in the early days, but in 2017, the formula one series came into the esport market officially.  In the same year the launching of the world’s fastest racing tournament, the McLaren F1 was realized.

 To the advantage of many young players, the game has attracted a techno-savvy environment. Gfinity and Codemasters collaboration achieved the step by organizing worldwide tournaments that hosted more than 64,000 participants in 2017. Today, it is estimated that eSport claims about 300 million viewership worldwide. On top of that, online gaming is more than a recreation activity. In this era, professional gamers pocket about One Million USD per year is almost equal to well-paid athletes’ salaries.

Support from Fans 

Since the inception of formulae one esport, fans have been fueling its existence by mortosporting virtually. Currently, the F1aSports series proudly claims big success in the world of online gaming. The canceling of the 2020 Grand Prix season in march led to the creating the F1 eSport Virtual Grand Prix Series. About 350,000 views were realized from the virtual events. The significant interest by viewers came to the German Channel RTL notice, a recent broadcaster of Spain’s Virtual Grand Prix. 

Bottom Line

 

Since the launching of the F1 eSports in 2017, there have been substantial gaming steps. Support from viewers and players cannot go unnoticed while the organizers’ efforts count a lot. In recent times, more and more young fans are getting an interest in F1 eSports, with some of them utilizing the opportunity to build their lifetime career.

Here is a recent video we did with Armen about F1 – Drive To Survive.

 

Obstacle Discourse With Davis And Chace – Special Monday Edition

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Obstacle Discourse with Davis and Chace – A weekly news show with Josh Chace and Matt B. Davis discussing items of the week for Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and all other OCR related news.

This week’s topics: Savage Maryland, Laz and BLM, Spartan Codes, and a healthy dose of  Tech Corner.

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Eco Challenge – Nathan Fa’avae – Team New Zealand

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Nathan Fa’avae Team New Zealand Eco Challenge

Nathan comes on the show to talk about leading from the front, overcoming mistakes, and what to try when your outrigger canoe falls apart mid ocean crossing.

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Rea Kolbl Nicole Mericle Grand Traverse

Nicole Mericle was the first woman to finish in last weekend’s Grand Traverse 43.5 mile running division. It happened to be her first UltraMarathon. Rea Kolbl finished first OVERALL in the dual division, running the course on Saturday and biking it on Sunday. Rea also opened up about her eating disorder for the first time in an interview.

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Cross Country Covid Discourse With Davis And Chace

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DeckersXLab M K-ST 21 “The HyperSneaker”

DeckersXLab M K-ST 21 Review “The HyperSneaker”

We did this unboxing yesterday, mostly so I could surprise my wife with this design.

Stay tuned to our channels as we bring you a review for this one of a kind shoe.

For now, here are the specs and more provided to us by the manufacturer:

Meet the Future of Sneakers:

The Deckers X Lab K-ST 21

 From the Innovation Department at Deckers, the K-ST 21 is a Major Evolution in Sneakers, Integrating New Carbon Bow Technology Suspension System for More Efficient and Enjoyable Motion

 GOLETA, Calif. – September 1, 2020 – Deckers X Lab, the innovation department of Deckers – owner of HOKA ONE ONE®, UGG®, Teva®, Koolaburra by UGG®, and Sanuk® – today announces the launch of the K-ST 21 “hypersneaker,” a whole new breed of sneaker designed to make motion more efficient and enjoyable.

At the core of the new K-ST 21 is the Carbon Bow Technology™ suspension system, new technology from Deckers X Lab designed to transform vertical landing energy into forward motion. The carbon suspension system is uniquely shaped with the goal of capturing body load and providing extra arch support for a smooth suspension effect, while the front arms and curved surface assist with forward rolling motion.

The suspension system complements the SwallowTail™ heel, a wide base designed to capture ground contact early and provide a super smooth, progressive, and stable platform for movement.

The lightweight, breathable yet extremely resistant upper combines CORDURA® Ballistic nylon and Matryx® fabric. The stretch panel in the nose of the K-ST 21 provides both adaptability to foot sizes while enabling the shoe to flex smoothly. The combination of technology in both the upper and bottom areas make the K-ST 21 suited for an extremely wide range of motion, from casual walking to fitness and extreme freestyle moves.

“At Deckers X Lab, we’re taking the most advanced technology available and building it into sneakers – the shoes that people wear every day. We believe suspension systems are a natural and logical evolution in technologies, enabling the creation of sneakers that are at the same time incredibly comfortable and dynamic,” said Jean-Luc Diard, Vice President of Innovation, Deckers. “When you put on the K-ST 21, you’ll want to move, to do more than usual. It pushes you forward comfortably and in full confidence.”

The K-ST 21 is more than a sneaker, it’s an “hypersneaker.” The design speaks to the early adopters and every adventurer, from the surf-inspired SwallowTail™ heel, Carbon Bow Technology™ suspension system inspired by ski technologies and marathon racing shoes, to the unique adaptive specifications of the upper. The spirit of K-ST 21 aligns with the Deckers X Lab mantra of inspiring and enabling people to experience their passion on a new level, whether it’s extending a walk from one mile to two, providing confidence in all biomechanical movements and pushing boundaries wherever they are.

K-ST 21 Key Specifications:

  • Carbon Bow Technology™ suspension system
  • SwallowTail® extended heel geometry
  • Lightweight, highly resilient and durable Foam – 17-21mm stack height.
  • Matryx™ midfoot wrapping
  • CORDURA® Ballistic side bands
  • Stretch lycra nose panel
  • Dual choice of insoles for personal and activities adaptation
  • Weight = 12.5 Oz / 350g in M9
  • MSRP: $199.00

The K-ST 21 and other Deckers X Lab designs are exclusively available at https://deckersxlab.com.

About Deckers X Lab:

Founded in 2019, Deckers X Lab is led by VP of Innovation Jean-Luc Diard, co-founder of HOKA ONE ONE and former CEO of Salomon. He and his team have an impressive list of first-to-market, industry-changing innovations. As a label, Deckers X Lab has full creative ability to go beyond boundaries, applications and environments – melding crossover designs that turn footwear into an experience. The Deckers X Lab brand is founded on three core principles: best-in-class dynamic comfort, elevated smart performance, and better products for a better planet. Learn more at: https://deckersxlab.com/blogs/news/about-us