Mercedes has recently announced the launch of their new F1 Esports team which includes Hungarian Dani Bereznay, F1esports.com reports. Bereznay was selected by Mercedes at the inaugural F1 Esports Series Pro Draft in July.
Dani Bereznay is only 18 years old, and he has been in the public eye for some time now in Hungary. He first became well-known in 2017, when he entered the Hungarian version of the popular talent show X-Factor. He has been playing the guitar since he was 10 years old.
Even during his X-Factor career, he mentioned that playing simulation video games were one of his favourite hobbies.
It seems that playing all those games in his free time really paid off, as he has recently signed with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team.
It is a huge accomplishment to sign with the team who is the reigning F1 world champion.
The FIA Formula One Esports Series is a professional Esports event promoted by Formula One. The event was created in 2017 to get the Formula One video game and its community of players closer to the sport of Formula One.
Besides Bereznay, the Mercedes F1 Esports team consist of 2017 F1 Esports Series champion, British Brendon Leigh, fellow Brit, Harry Jacks and Polish Patryk Krutyi, who was the wildcard entry for the 2017 F1 Esports Series Grand Final, and who won four domestic Esports racing titles in Poland.
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport posted a video on their official YouTube channel to introduce this year’s Esports team, check it out:
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports confirmed that the drivers would be based at the team’s HQ in Brackley to prepare for the Pro Series Season. The drivers will have access to state-of-the-art training facilities which are currently being purpose-built.
Mercedes’s official F1 Esports team will join eight other official F1 Esports teams to compete in the 2018 F1 Esports Pro Series later this year.
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