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BBC bags W Series Esports League digital rights

Getty Images The BBC has picked up streaming rights to the W Series Esports League, the all-female single-seater motor racing championship’s new competitive gaming competition. The agreement will see the UK public service broadcaster air the new esports league, which gets underway on 11th June, via its digital platforms. Every race will be shown as part of a 90-minute broadcast across BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and the BBC Sport website. Having cancelled its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic, W Series has turned to esports to provide action for fans. The competition will feature women only, with all 18 drivers from the real life championship expected to compete. W Series cancels 2020 seasonBeginning with a virtual race around Italy’s Monza track, the esports league will then feature an event each week, with Texas’ Circuit of Americas next up on 18th June.

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