Roughly six months ago, Daniel “ForceOne” Nyman stood on the podium with former WorldGaming Network champion Evan “Raceboy77” Thorogood at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. They were the only two North Americans to achieve such a feat in this prestigious event.

Fast forward to January 2020, and the two drivers are locked in a heated rivalry that is centered around the upcoming Forza Motorsport 7 WGN Championship driven by PFAFF. 

In 2019, Raceboy77 won the Championship title and $7,500 after a convincing performance in the online qualifiers and the live finals. Due to unique circumstances, the Canadian driver is unable to defend his championship this year – leaving the door wide open for 16 hopeful drivers to claim the title of North America’s fastest driver.

Lazarus Esports’ ForceOne is one of the favourites to win this year’s event, and he’s made his expectations clear on social media since the start of the qualifiers. He and Raceboy77 have traded blows on Twitter, with ForceOne often insinuating that he would be taking Raceboy77’s throne this time around.

“Obviously I’m going into this live event hopeful that I can take home the top spot. To a certain degree, you have to expect to win in order to perform at a level required to beat these guys. Esports is a mental game, and if you go into a LAN event with any doubts you’ve almost lost before the racing has even started.” 

ForceOne will be in action out at the Forza Motorsport 7 WGN Championship February 23rd at the 2020 Canadian International Autoshow at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Think you have what it takes to take on ForceOne? You can still qualify! Live qualifiers are happening at the Canadian International Autoshow February 14th – 21st. For full details visit the Forza Motorsport 7 WGN Championship page.

In our next article we’ll dig into some of the challengers ForceOne will have to face as he seeks to take the Forza Motorsport 7 WGN Championship.