Today we’re continuing our countdown of Massively OP’s weirdest MMORPG stories of 2020!
Coming in at #3 on our list is…
The year NASCAR failed at esports
This story is more like four stories that all make up a weird narrative arc that has absolute zero chance of making it onto any of our formal lists. But it still stuck out to me as I went back through the year. How in the world did we do so many stories about racecars? COVID, probably, but still. To wit:
- Formula 1 has replaced all its canceled Grand Prix races with races inside Codemaster’s F1 video game
- NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace ragequits during an official esports racing event
- NASCAR driver botches yet another online iRacing esports event
- Formula E driver gets caught cheating in an esports race after using a surrogate driver
Let’s just say that racecar people had a unique moment to try to cross over into esports and did not appoint itself well.
Stay tuned for another weird story tomorrow, and don’t forget to check out our annual MMORPG awards and our Golden Yachties!