• Team Vitality welcomes a new sim racing roster to the HIVE with RENNSPORT, by joining forces with R8G ESPORTS, founded by former French F1 driver Romain Grosjean. 
  • The roster will compete in Team Vitality’s colours for its first race from May 17 onwards in the ESL R1, the Esports World Cup qualifying series. 
  • RENNSPORT is the only racing game to be represented at EWC 24 this summer, where  Team Vitality intends to shine!


Having recently introduced its newest StarCraft II and Tekken teams, leading esports organisation Team Vitality welcomes its ninth game to its organisation with RENNSPORT. The Team Vitality RENNSPORT roster is made up of talented players who previously competed for R8G Esports. Full of ambition, the team will be the French Club’s key asset for this summer’s Esports World Cup (EWC) and is set to compete in its first races at ESL R1 on May 17. 


Team Vitality’s new roster consists of a formidable line-up that has  previously achieved remarkable success under the R8G Esports banner. Team Vitality’s newest lineup will be supported by R8G Esports engineers, performance staff and Romain Grosjean, who will remain as the drivers mentor.

Since its inception in 2023, the RENNSPORT competition has been dominated by the players from this roster. They distinguished themselves by taking second place in the Spring championship and emerged victorious in the Fall championship. Additionally, Marcell Csincsik’s exceptional performance in the Spring season led to him single-handedly winning the Driver’s Championship.

This team has a performance DNA cultivated by Romain Grosjean, the founder of the R8G sim racing team. Grosjean, a former French F1 driver representing France and current IndyCar racer, boasts an impressive track record of 179 F1 starts, 10 podiums, and titles as both GP2 and F3 champion.

“It’s an honor to join the sim racing circuit with a high-potential team like R8G Esports. To be able to join a French team as part of our international development is a real coup. Together, we hope to extend this performance dynamic and continue to place Team Vitality at the top of the podiums. The ESL R1 will be a good start to this summer’s Esports World Cup!” says Fabien Devide, President of Team Vitality.


Composition of the roster

  • Thibault Cazaubon, a 22-year-old French sim racing talent, made his professional debut in 2017, having only played for a year. Competent across platforms like Rennsport, rFactor2, Raceroom, iRacing, and ACC, Cazaubon clinched the 2019 French iRacing GT Championship early in his career. His notable achievements include being part of the winning team at the 2023 ESL R1 Team World Championship. In 2024, Cazaubon secured the Runner-Up position in the Porsche Esports Supercup Germany and claimed the Sim Formula European Vice-Champion title. Thibault Cazaubon’s rapid rise and consistent podium finishes underscore his talent and determination in the fiercely competitive world of sim racing.


  • Erhan Jajovski, a seasoned sim racing competitor from North Macedonia, began his gaming journey in 2015, turning professional in 2019. Competent across multiple platforms, including Rennsport, rFactor2, Raceroom, ACC, and iRacing, Jajovski gained recognition as a finalist in the 2019 World’s Fastest Gamer competition. He notably excelled in 2021, securing the Formula E Accelerate World Vice-Champion title. In 2023, Jajovski triumphed in the GTE category at the Le Mans 24 Hours Virtual and played a pivotal role in his team’s victory at the ESL R1 Team World Championship. At 28 years old, Erhan Jajovski’s impressive achievements highlight his talent and consistency in the competitive world of sim racing, cementing his reputation as a top contender on the global stage.


  • Jiri Toman, a 26-year-old sim racing talent from the Czech Republic, transitioned to professional racing in 2020, having played since 2011. Toman’s highlights include winning the 2021 Virtual Endurance Championship LMP2 title and the 2022 SimRacing European Championship. Additionally, he contributed to his team’s victory at the 2023 ESL R1 Team World Championship. In 2024, Toman demonstrated his versatility and skill across multiple platforms by achieving a podium finish in the Porsche Cup Germany.


  • Marcell Csincsik, a 25-year-old Hungarian sim racing prodigy, emerged onto the scene, following his gaming debut in 2008. In 2023, he etched his name in history by capturing the inaugural ESL R1 Driver World Championship, marking him as the first ESL sim racing world champion. His exceptional talent was further highlighted by securing two Formula E Accelerate wins in 2023, showcasing his dominance in virtual motorsport. As Csincsik continues to redefine sim racing excellence, he remains a rising star to watch closely.


  • Kylian Drumont (Reserve Driver), a 19-year-old French sensation, entered the world of sim racing in 2021, following his debut in 2020. Specialising in Gran Turismo and Rennsport, Drumont quickly rose to prominence. In 2022, Drumont won in both the Gran Turismo World Series Showdown and the Manufacturers Cup World Championship. The following year, he clinched the GT7 Esports Sim Racing Olympic Title. Drumont’s rapid ascent and impressive victories highlight his natural talent and dedication to sim racing.


This team’s amazing success was also propelled by its major sponsor, Acer with its premium gaming brand Predator, powering R8G Esports to several major Championship titles across different sim racing games, including the Gold Medal during the Virtual Olympics in 2023. As part of Team Vitality’s strategic expansion plan, all parties have agreed to join forces and to form a new powerhouse in RENNSPORT sim racing. 

Furthermore, Team Vitality is excited to welcome Acer Predator as a partner for the upcoming ESL R1 season and the Esports World Cup competition in sim racing.

“We are excited to join forces with the new Team Vitality RENNSPORT team through our premium gaming brand Predator,” said Valerie Piau, Vice President Marketing and New Business, Acer EMEA. “Our support for the growth of virtual racing and our commitment to being a driving force behind this amazing team’s success is unwavering.”



RENNSPORT is the only announced racing game to be represented at EWC 24 this summer. Team Vitality, one of twelve teams competing in RENNSPORT, aims to claim the title of champions in the Esports World Cup.

The qualifying phases will begin with the ESL R1 in May, when the roster will compete under the yellow and black colors for the first time! The Esports World Cup Foundation has announced that the total cash prize for the first edition will be over $60 million.