Muhammad Uzair wins Toyota Velocity eSports Championship
The inaugural Toyota Velocity eSports Championship brought Japan’s famed Suzuka Circuit into the halls of Sunway Pyramid, Subang Jaya, where 400 participants slugged it out to become the country’s fastest simulator driver.
After two days of virtual iterations of the Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept that entertained gaming fans and casual shoppers alike, the prize went to Muhammad Uzair, who raced commandingly from the start. He was followed closely by first runner-up Mior Muhammad Hafiz. Aiman Haziq completed the podium in third.
The winners won RM20,000, RM10,000, and RM5,000 respectively. Not bad for a weekend of racing without having to put on helmets or seatbelts. Another seven finalists were rewarded with RM2,000 each for their achievements.
“We are delighted with the overwhelming response from the public towards the very first Toyota Velocity Championship. Esports is definitely a rapidly rising industry not just in Malaysia but also globally as it provides exciting experience for the younger generation. Toyota’s involvement and strong presence in such activities complements the dynamic and sporty side of the brand,” said Ravindran K., president of UMW Toyota.
Celebrities from the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Festival participated in a virtual exhibition race to entertain the crowd. Diana Danielle, Janna Nick and Shawn Lee were among the many big names who graced the event prior to the final race.
The next round of the TGR Festival will be at MAEPS Serdang on October 19-21. If you favour real racing over virtual competition, then you know where you need to be.