Assetto Corsa Competizione – 2019 SRO E-Sport Series Calendar Revealed
Two weeks ago, Kunos Simulazioni and AK Informatica published a video trailer teasing the upcoming Assetto Corsa Competizione SRO eSport GT Series competition but shared no further details regarding the eSport Championship.
Today, Kunos Simulazioni posted a new trailer video, revealing some more details. They have now confirmed that Assetto Corsa Competizione SRO eSport GT Series competition will start next month. The first of 5 rounds of the SRO eSport GT Series competition will be held on 13 and 14 April 2019 in parallel with the initial round of the 2019 Blancpain GT Series championship at the Italian Monza Circuit.
Special prizes will be up for grabs for each of the individual round winners, while the top 3 sim racers in the championship will have the opportunity to experience the racing world with the Lamborghini Squadra Corse where they will be evaluated for driving, physical and mental skills and will win a racing experience with the team.
- Round 1 – Monza Italy- – 13 – 14 April 2019 – Round 1
- Round 2 – Circuit Paul Ricard France – 31 May 2019 – 1 June 2019
- Round 3 – Total 24 Hours of Spa Belgium – 25 – 28 July 2019
- Round 4 – Nürburgring – 30 August 2019 – 1 September 2019
- Round 5 – Barcelona Spain – 28 – 29 September 2019
ROME – March 27 th , 2019 – A new era is about to begin thanks to Assetto Corsa Competizione, the Official Videogame of the Blancpain GT Series, developed by KUNOS Simulazioni and published by 505 Games.
This April at Monza, in parallel with the first Round of 2019 Blancpain GT Series championship by SRO Motorsports Group, a new e-sport initiative will happen that provides the opportunity for 3 top sim racers to be accepted into Lamborghini Squadra Corse for a racing experience, where those lucky sim racers will be evaluated for driving, physical and mental skills and will live a racing experience with the team. All info will soon be available at www.sro-esport.com
GT3 racing fans from all over the world will be served with an official virtual championship, organized by SRO Motorsports Group and Kunos Simulazioni with the key support of Pirelli, the worldwide leader for road and track tyres and AK Informatica, the Italian gaming hardware and events company with 10 years of expertise in the field.
RaceDepartment will be on site as Official Media Partner of the initiative and will provide live streams coverage, video showcases, interviews, articles, and official forum support.
The SRO E-Sport GT Series virtual season will feature 4 rounds and a Grand Finale taking place at some of the finest and most historic circuits in the world:
- Monza – Italy
- Paul-Ricard – France
- Spa-Francorchamps – Belgium
- Nurburgring GP – Germany
- Grand Finale in Barcelona – Spain
The championship will include on-site and on-line contenders and features PRO e-sport invitational drivers that will race in a dedicated Sim Racing Arena featuring 12 high-end simulators and will be challenged by online qualifiers (SILVER Class) and on-site drivers selected amongst these races’ public (AM Class).
Any Assetto Corsa Competizione player will be eligible to join the competition by following the official website www.sro-esport.comwhere the championship regulation will be posted and updated together with media material, highlights, and exclusive insights.
The competition will feature 3 classes:
⦁ 12 PRO
Invitational Pro e-sport drivers and celebrities that will be selected by the organization.
⦁ 12 SILVER
ACC drivers participating in an online leaderboard. They will need to register as SILVER drivers on ⦁ www.sro-esport.com and they will score their Hotstint attempt by playing the SRO E-Sport GT Series Special Event inside the game, in the Special Events section.
⦁ 12 AMATEUR drivers
Drivers selected on-site during the Fridays and Saturdays of the rounds. Monza will be the only exception, with the on-site selection of AM Class starting on Saturday morning.
Each of the 3 classes will have the same amount of opportunity to win the round final since there will be 3 class finals (PRO, SILVER, AM) composed by 12 drivers each. The top 4 drivers of each class semi-final will join the round final (4 PROs, 4 SILVERs, 4 AMs) and the round final podium drivers will be celebrated on the track’s real podium since any of these 5 events will be held during the corresponding real race weekends of Blancpain GT Series.
Thanks to all the initiative’s partners, special prizes will be up for grabs for each of the individual round winners, more details of which will be revealed at a later date.
A paddock access ticket will be needed in order to participate.
Assetto Corsa Competizione by Kunos Simulazioni is the Officially licensed Racing Simulator of the Blancpain GT Series by SRO. The game features the official drivers, teams, cars, and circuits of the worlds premier GT3 championship.
The ACC racing simulator is featuring an extraordinary level of simulation quality that allows players to experience the unique atmosphere of this GT3 Series, players can compete against official drivers, teams, cars, and circuits with the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail.
Taking full advantage of Unreal Engine 4, Assetto Corsa Competizione will ensure the highest quality rendering with photorealistic weather conditions and graphics to reach a new standard in driving realism and immersion racing. Players will experience high-speed torque as they get behind the wheel of luxurious speedsters including Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s, McLaren’s and many other prestigious GT cars reproduced with an outstanding level of detail. Motion capture technology is used to create the animations of mechanics and drivers in an even more realistic fashion and guarantees a high level of player engagement during races, pit stops, and driver changes.
In the final version of the game, players can expect advanced multiplayer functionality with Assetto Corsa Competizione, including a ranking system which will evaluate individual performance and driving behavior to reward the most virtuous drivers and promote fair play in online competitions.
Official Webpages – www.assettocorsa.net/competizione – www.sro-esport.com