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Gamer Bono Huis wins first ever eRace in Las Vegas

Published 1625 GMT (0025 HKT) January 8, 2017
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CNN's Supercharged presenter Nicki Shields gets behind the wheel of one of the simulation pods used in the Las Vegas eRace. CNN
Finnish gamer Olli Pahkala initially thought he'd claimed the $200,000 first place jackpot -- but was then demoted to third place after a glitch saw him receive an unfair FanBoost advantage. CNN
A capacity crowd crammed into Las Vegas' Venetian Hotel to watch the race which pitted 20 professional Formula E drivers against 10 eSports fanatics. CNN
Alejandro Agag, Formula E founder and CEO, called the event a "great success" and hopes to continue integrating Formula E and eSports. CNN
Gamer Bono Huis (podium R), who led throughout every qualifying round, was eventually promoted to first place and claimed the $200,000 winner's jackpot. Professional Formula E driver Felix Rosenqvist came second. CNN