FORS eSPORTS

FORS eSPORTS signs four major talents for three years

FORS eSPORTS signs Marcus Hagman, Tomas Andersson and Linus Broström for three years and Felix Klasson on a year-by-year basis with aim on making him stay at FORS eSPORTS untill the end of 2022.  

– This is a leap for FORS eSPORTS and a proud day for the FORS-family, Jonas Fors says. During the last 6 months the organization really has come together and signing the core of FORS eSPORTS ensures 
safety and confirmation both for the talents but also the organization as a whole. I think this sends a signal to the rest of the Scandinavian simracing community; FORS eSPORTS are here to stay for many years to come. 

Jonas Fors leaves the operations as Marcus Hagman becomes team manager over FORS eSPORTS under supervision of Pontus Nilsson from Jonas management.
– It feels amazing to signed with FORS eSPORTS because the organization have been founded with an unbelievable commitment and right values, Marcus Hagman says. The fact that it only includes wonderful people involved all the way from owner to driver only advocates that we’re here to stay and to be leading on the eracing scene in Sweden, and it feels wonderful.

Hagman has Europe in sight for FORS eSPORTS as the team already holds strong position in Sweden when the organization hits its one year mark in April.
– This contract is a general confirmation for me that I’ve succeeded enough to be kept in the FORS-organization, including being a part of building the amazing culture within FORS eSPORTS, Marcus says. My personal objective the coming years is to create the strongest and most respected oval team in Europe, a team that simracers look up to. I would say that we are probably holding that position in Sweden right now.

Linus Broström has since he came onboard with FORS eSPORTS conqured 283 official wins over the four iRacing categories but also finishing 7th in the World 600 in the European Majors and second in the Club Scandinavia League oval series aswell as second in Kappa Bar Cup. He is the current leader of the Swedish Eracing League after two wins in the first four races.
– It feels really good to sign this contract, Linus says. It feels like the recent performance have given results in more than one way. Signing this contract makes a already serious effort feel even more serious and it get a whole lot clear that we all wants to advance. With what we have done the last months and what we have achieved during our first year as a team I believe that we can go very far. Pro-level looks a little bit out of reach I think, but we have already proven to be compeditive in the summit of Swedish and Scandinavian oval racing!

The World 600 champion and Club Scandinavia League oval series Champion Tomas Andersson thinks the contract signing is a blast-off for FORS eSPORTS.
-It feels really good to get this contract pieced together and that FORS eSPORTS got my back when we gear up feels amazing, Tomas says. Now we can start working forward for real. This contract would bring a calm, which I would need to be able to further concentrate,and to work with my personal long term goals and the goals of the team. It’s a proof that we are satisfied with eachother and it’s a great feeling that we can show what our partners can expect the years to come.

In contrast to Linus Broström, Tomas believes that FORS eSPORTS is competent enough to qualify for the pro-series in the long term.
– During our first year together I won one of the most prestigeous NASCAR races on iRacing, the World 600 at Charlotte – with the help of FORS eSPORTS, Tomas says. This proves to me that nothing is impossible for us. With Jonas Fors, Pontus Nilsson and Marcus Hagman in the management, I know that we will manage anything together. Furthermore having Linus Broström as teammate makes a perfect line-up for the challenges to come. My focus will be on Road to Pro and to qualify for the Pro-series, which I know we got the compentece for, so I’m looking forward for this journey!

Jonas Fors leaves the operations of FORS eSPORTS with immediate effect but will still hand over owner direvtives to Pontus Nilsson and Marcus Hagman and still work as a advisor to the team.
– FORS eSPORTS is also economically sustainable and have secured the income needed to keep the operations running for three years, Jonas Fors says. I can’t think of any other simracing organization in Sweden which have been as well oiled and stable within its first year. I can’t thank all these stellar people both in FORS eSPORTS but also in the FORS eSPORTS community and our partners enough for the hard work, commitment and dedication make FORS eSPORTS what it is a month before we turn one year old.

For partnership opportunities contact: partner@jonasfors.com
For team applications reach out to Marcus Hagman at: https://discord.gg/NhGmFFE

Simulatorracing blir en del av E-sporten i Sverige genom Svensk Eracing.

ESEN esports skapar tillsammans med NASCAR-föraren Jonas Fors Svensk Eracing för att ge den växande simulatorracingen i Sverige en plattform att mötas, tävla och växa. Det nya Eracing initiativet kommer att använda ett ligaformat som syftar till att antalet deltagare, fans, engagemang och kunskap om elektronisk racing.

– Det här är precis den serie som Svensk simulatorracing behöver för att ta sig in i E-sport Sverige, något som vi haft som vision när vi satte upp vår satsning på E-Sport. Vi vill bjuda in förarna från oval-communityt och från Road-communityt i Sverige till en och samma serie istället för att dela på dem som man gjort tidigare, säger Jonas Fors ansvarig FORS eSPORTS.

Första tävlingen Kappa Bar Cup sker i Oktober och kommer att innehålla ett tjugotal deltagare som kämpar för chansen att bli krönad som seriens mästare. Fans som tittar kommer att känna som de ser ett race från den traditionella motorsporten då regler och format är direkt taget från sporten. Under fem veckor kommer det att tävlas på fyra av klassiska tävlingsbanor – Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oval och Road Course), Laguna Seca, Phoenix Raceway och final på Pocono Raceway.

– Att Eracing kommer bli en av de största esportsegment är inte något som kommer ske i framtiden utan det händer nu. Vi kommer arbeta hårt för att även engagera de klassiska förbunden inom racing. Många av deras existerande medlemmar kör redan online och här finns också nya möjligheter att öka deltagarantalet. säger Johan Grape vd på ESEN esports AB.

Eracing är ännu inte allmänt förstått av många, men för att företag ska lära sig och delta i samma anda som offline racing har ett tydligt format och sponsormöjligheter skapats. Turneringen erbjuder företag bland annat möjligheten att sponsra en deltagares bil för 10,000 Sek. De sponsorpengar som kommer in kommer även förarna att få ta del av för att stärka deras möjligheter att utveckla sin simracingkarriär.

Ytterligare information och exakta datum kommer presenteras inom kort.

Kontakt
Jonas Fors
+46 704 02 31 52
Jonas@jonasfors.com

Sponsring & samarbeten
Johan Grape
+46 735 81 83 82
johan@esenstudio.com

Om FORS eSPORTS
FORS eSPORTS startades för ett år sedan för att skapa en digital avspegling av racingverksamheten. Sedan starten har FORS eSPORTS vuxit till Skandinaviens största e-racingteam i ovalracing och har för avsikt att bli ledande över hela iRacing-plattformen i Norden.

Kappa Bar 
Är nordens första restaurangkedja inom esport. Kedjan grundades 2016 och har i skrivande stund 7 restauranger inom Sverige. Kappa Bar har på kort tid blivit den självklara mötesplatsen för allt och alla med intresse för esport och gaming.

Om ESEN eSports
ESEN eSports är ett av Sveriges största esportbolag med en komplett infrastruktur för esport vilket innefattar egen esportarena, eventlokal, turneringsplattform, studio och tv-produktion med över 250 sändningar i ryggen. ESEN eSports är experter på liveproduktion och står bakom Nordens största esportturnering ”King of Nordic” under eget varumärke, men tar även på sig externa produktionsuppdrag för arrangörer och spelutvecklare. ESEN eSports är noterade på Spotlight Stock Market och har sina lokaler i Bromma, Stockholm.

Jonas Fors founds E-sport team with leading Swedish talents.

NASCAR and the simulator platform iRacing promises a race purse of $300 000 to the finalists in ENASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series, a simulator racing series that is partly broadcasted on NBC Sports.
– I’ve been following how the E-sport market have developed and this fall it came clear to me – the E-sport is growing and the traditional sport is struggling in the continues digitalizing society, Jonas says.

The project have been developed together with Pontus Nilsson, team manager for FORS eSPORTS.
– I’ve followed Jonas efforts across the Atlantic and when Jonas pitched this idea it felt obvious to step onboard, Pontus says. The fact that we’ve already have attracted these guys [Alexander Wegert, Tomas Andersson and Linus Broström] feels unbelievable. It’s a very nice bunch of guys who also are the highest rated Swedes in ovalracing at iRacing. I’m excited over to see how we can develop this further.

The talents Linus Broström, Tomas Andersson and Alexander Wegert affiliated to the team in the end om 2019 which today is reviealed.
– We have the three best active drivers in the same team and it is of course a delicate challenge to be leading in our niche at our first day after the unblinding of this effort, Jonas says. We’ve already raced two races in Road to Pro where Linus Broström finished eighth already in his premiere so we have already shown our concept to be compeditive.

Linus Broström are looking forward to see what the team can bring and predicts a bright future.
– It’s going to be a lot of fun working with Jonas, Linus says. He has already shown that he has a lot of racing knownledge and he has given good advice which have helped me a lot in a couple of races. The future is looking bright for us and I believe that we might have something big in progress here. Jonas was very clear about his short- and longterm goals for this team, which made this effort seem very serious. Before this I’ve mostly raced by myself, but now we can hopefully do more races together and help each other to prepare for the races, support during the races and evaluate the race afterwards together. Also, this gives you something more to work for, both for yourself but also for the team and you can take great advantage yourself by helping others.

Tomas Andersson was attracted by working side by side with Jonas Fors.
– I joined this effort because it is the most ambitious Swedish effort on a eSport-team I’ve heard of and considering that Jonas Fors was the guy behind it was a simple choice when I got the proposal, Tomas Andersson says. To work with Jonas is simple since he is social, responsive and very humble in the face of this challenge since he doesn’t share the same background as us [Tomas, Alexander and Linus] within the E-sport community. It’s going to be very interesting to see where this project will progress since Jonas wants to run the eSports-team side by side with his racing efforts.  

Alexander Wegert sees FORS eSPORTS as a chance for Sweden to get more exposure in the oval community of iRacing than it have had before.
– I feel that Sweden really has a chans to get more exposure in the iRacing ovals since it’s very few Swedes out there and most of them are not organized and I joined this effort because now we have that opportunity, Alexander says. I want us to become a family in the team where we help each other out, where no one is better than the other and where we encourage eachother to create a team feeling. If someone has a bad race, the team should be there for support and when you have a good race the team should be there to celebrate.

The whole E-sports team has some experience of auto racing, but from very different areas, a strength If you ask Jonas Fors.
– We have three very strong individuals to deal with here, Jonas says. Ponuts Nilsson has been a crucial support who have built the foundation to make this effort possible and I am so thankful for the time and commitment he have invested and shown to make it possible to attract drivers of this class. Tomas Andersson is from a Rally family and has driven on Daytona, Linus Broström is a former Junior Touring Car compeditor and Alexander Wegert has raced gokarts, folkrace and done tests in Formula cars and Junior Touring Cars. Alexander has also competed in drifting, won tournaments on Dreamhack and worked professionally within Esports.

FORS eSPORTS are competing in Road to Pro, the qualifying league to the eNASCAR sanctioned Pro Series. From the Pro Series you qualify to eNASCAR Coca Cola iRacing Series, the largest tournament of simulator racing in the world.
– We compete against NASCAR teams who have eNASCAR as a part of their operations, Jonas says. We have a lot to learn and a lot of connections to do. We do also have a responsibility to represent Sweden. Our main challenge is to get the drivers to share their secrets and develop eachother but also to find the right setups for the cars on each track.

The effort isn’t necessaraly focused on oval racing only.
– Since it’s NASCAR I’m racing in, it felt natural to start with the same cars and culture on the eSport-platform, Jonas says. Maybe already later this year branch out to road course racing too, but that community is a complete different organism. We might pick the talents we like, that show interest and fits our enviroment or propose to a already existing team to be our satellite.