Sri Lankan qualifies to race against world’s fastest at E-sport series | Sunday Observer

Sri Lankan qualifies to race against world’s fastest at E-sport series

25 June, 2023
Brayan Perera
Brayan Perera

Brayan Perera, representing Sri Lanka from the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, qualified for the finals of the Olympic Esport Series 2023 scheduled to be held in Singapore conducted by the International Olympic Committee, the Federation International Automobile and GranTurismo.

Brayan has been racing since 2007 starting his career in karts before moving on to compete in the Formula McLarens 1300 LGB and in the following year he won the Formula EFI championship and later moved on to win the Formula Junior Championship. He finished fourth in the Formula BMW in India.

A total of over 160,000 competitors registered online for the qualifier globally and Brayan qualified as the fastest driver, from the CMSC driver line up that pits him against 32 of the world’s fastest drivers.

The Ceylon Motor Sports Club started off its Esport Championships in 2020 and has successfully created an Esport community having conducted championships from 2020 to 2023.

“As a discipline, Esports really established itself during the recent pandemic and while some predicted that its growth would slow once life began to return to normal, quite to the contrary, it has accelerated,” said Niroshan Pereira, president of the Esports Commission at FIA.

“One of our key goals is to grow motor sport’s global fan base and Esports offers a golden opportunity to reach a new, young and enthusiastic audience.”