In 2006 he became world champion in the discipline of virtual racing Need For Speed in the Grand World Cup finals (World Cyber Games, attended by more than 70 countries), which was held at the circuit of Monza in Italy.
In 2007, for the second time he won the Russian selection in the grand final of the World Cup, which was then held in Seattle, USA. There he managed to take the bronze medal, finishing third. Prior to that, during the two years of participation in the championships he had never held a meta lower than the second.
In 2008, the Russian qualifying he was unjustly condemned and then decided to leave e-sport and began to break into the real motorsport through automotive journalism (he wrote to magazines like Driving, Fast and Furious, Car Tuning, and was a TV-host of his own author’s programs).