In Episode Thirty-Three of the Virtual Velo Podcast, on the day that virtual platform MyWhoosh and the UCI released details about the 2024 Live Cycling Esports World Championship Final in Abu Dhabi, Race Control and Events Manager Matt Smithson chose the Virtual Velo Podcast to speak publicly for the first time and make the announcement.
Chris and Si ask the questions the community has been wondering since the news that MyWhoosh won the bid for the next three years shocked the cycling esports world. Matt shares his perspective on MyWhoosh’s past, present, and future and responds to the naysayers.
Massive prize purses, performance verification and authenticity, hardware and device specs, platform stability, race dynamics, and draft mechanics, it’s all out there.
Why did the UCI choose MyWhoosh? You may have a better idea after listening to Matt lend a voice to the cycling esports community.
Plus, Chris and Si give the rundown on The Zwift Games. Do you have what it takes to be the best Zwifter in the World? The Zwift Games are your chance to find out.
The Zwift Games Will Crown World’s #1 Across Three Championship Races. Zwift announces the inclusive community event to discover the World’s top Zwifter in a multi-format competition poised to set new participation records.
For an even deeper dive, check out the following articles cited in the episode.
- Virtual Platform MyWhoosh is Changing the Cycling Esports Game [Zommunique, Nov. 5, 2022]
- MyWhoosh and UCI’s World Championship 2024-2026 Partnership is an Investment in Cycling Esports [Zommunique, Aug. 25, 2023]
- Zwift Games Will Crown World’s #1 Across Three Championship Races [Zommunique, Nov. 9, 2023]
- Will Virtual Platform MyWhoosh’s Millions Sway Racer Loyalty and Forge a Path to Professional Cycling Esports? [Zommunique, Apr. 19, 2023]
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Ep. 33: MyWhoosh Race and Events Manager Matt Smithson
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