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COMPETIZIONE SRO E-Sport Championship launches 2020 programme

Discussion in 'ACC General Discussions' started by pankykapus, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. pankykapus

    pankykapus KS Dev Team Staff Member KS Dev Team

    SRO E-Sport Championship launches multi-event 2020 programme

    • Five-round championship and grand finale confirmed
    • Separate classes for real-world drivers, top sim racers and public qualifiers
    • Best of each to face off in grand finale at fan-selected circuit

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    The new SRO E-Sport Championship will launch this month at Silverstone, kicking off a series of Assetto Corsa Competizione races that will play out at the world's most iconic and challenging circuits.

    Organised by SRO E-Sport GT Series, Kunos Simulazioni and Ak Informatica, the new multi-event concept follows hot on the heels of a popular charity race at Monza (29 March) which raised money for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
    The inaugural contest featured real-world GT drivers, pro sim racers and several wildcard entrants selected through a public hot-lap competition.

    Building on this successful one-off event, the SRO E-Sport Championship will see three classes competing in separate races before the best from each come together for a deciding final.
    The Pro Series will feature real-world GT drivers, while the Silver Series will be reserved for dedicated pro sim racers.
    Both are set to undertake five rounds and the top-20 points scorers from each will progress to June's grand finale.

    The opening contest will take place at Silverstone on Sunday 26 April, beginning a run of five races in eight weekends.
    Round two will be staged at Spa-Francorchamps (10 May), a track synonymous with GT racing as host of the marquee Total 24 Hours of Spa.
    Next, competitors will tackle the 4.5km Nürburgring layout (17 May) followed by round four at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (31 May).

    The fifth event will conclude the regular season on 14 June.
    Exactly where the action is staged will be determined by a public vote, giving fans the opportunity to choose from a range of world-leading circuits featured in Assetto Corsa Competizione.
    Each race will enjoy full coverage across a range of channels, including the GT World YouTube and Dailymotion accounts and the SRO Motorsports Twitch and Facebook pages

    The Am Series will take place over five consecutive Saturdays from 16 May.
    Entrants will be decided by an open hot-lap qualifying that runs from 26 April to 10 May, with the fastest 40 earning their spot on the grid.
    They will tackle the same set of circuits as the Pro and Silver drivers, racing at Silverstone (16 May), Spa (23 May), Nürburgring (30 May), Barcelona (6 June) and a to-be-decided venue on 13 June. Each event will be live-streamed on Twitch.

    A total of 50 drivers will participate in the deciding contest, with the venue once again selected by public vote.
    Pre-registration is open now on www.sro-esport.com, with further details and race formats for the inaugural SRO E-Sport Championship set to be revealed next week.

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    Pro and Silver Cup Calendar:

    Round 1 - Silverstone - 26 April
    Round 2 - Total 24 Hours of Spa - 10 May
    Round 3 - Nürburgring - 17 May
    Round 4 - Barcelona – 31 May
    Round 5 - Track to be decided by public vote – 14 June


    Am Cup Calendar:

    Round 1 - Silverstone – 16 May
    Round 2 - Total 24 Hours of Spa - 23 May
    Round 3 - Nürburgring - 30 May
    Round 4 - Barcelona – 6 June
    Round 5 - Track to be decided by public vote – 13 June

    Combined Grand Final TBD
     

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  3. Captain Barracuda

    Captain Barracuda Hardcore Simmer

    Bathurst is my vote
     
  4. Jure Bricelj

    Jure Bricelj Rookie

    +1 to that!
    I must say that the charity event was held on a really high level. Comentators and above all drivers put s really good show without the childish rivalry of most other events I did see.
    Keep up the good work!
     
    theivansk and anthonylroy like this.
  5. Freddie Seng

    Freddie Seng Hardcore Simmer

    Wouldn't a hotstint contest be more relevant than a hotlap?

    No I'm not asking because I have more chances to enter through a hotsint competition... :oops:
     
    lero, |BAD| DavE, psychoazubi and 6 others like this.
  6. sirgaric

    sirgaric Hardcore Simmer

    This, basically. Endurance is about consistency and hotstints are the way to go. And the longer the better :D
     
  7. gunner1483

    gunner1483 Gamer

    hotlap is only a ticket for aliens. i prefer more "realistic Drivers"
     
  8. POLLINFLAS

    POLLINFLAS Rookie

    Hotstint, definitely. It gives a chance to everybody who works in consistency.
     
    Mogster and |BAD| DavE like this.
  9. Great news. One stage should be in Italy, covid allowing...
     
  10. sirgaric

    sirgaric Hardcore Simmer

    This one will be online, not on stage.

    Enviado desde mi ONEPLUS A5010 mediante Tapatalk
     
    Salvatore Amato likes this.
  11. OK thank sir! Even greater news then!
     
  12. Guidofoc

    Guidofoc Alien

    I think this will do a lot better than last year's SRO on-track tournament. Having just 10 drivers in a race was honestly boring. It probably did cost a lot as they had to bring all the rigs and people to each track, when for the viewers it made no difference where the ACC race was taking place. I think ACC made a great leap forward with the improved netcode, start procedure/first lap and collision model. Now having 50+ online drivers on a track is almost seamless, and truly enjoyable to watch as there are duels at any given time of the race and blue flags. The BOP allows all cars to compete, presenting the audience with a great variety of cars, and also making race strategy very important.
    Having watched the Monza charity event, the only thing that could be improved is the usage of replays and maybe some announcements for fastest laps. Another thing SRO must work on is having the real GT3 drivers put in the hours in ACC so they can be competitive with the simracers.
     
    Freddie Seng and Son like this.
  13. Rhylthusming

    Rhylthusming Gamer

    Really good stuf !!

    It will be even better if you could do the same for lower skill drivers. For exemple a mini championship replacing cp races.

    Probably no so easy to do but will open this kind of event to everyone (i mean low skill driver).
     
    Kopiller and gunner1483 like this.
  14. Rogue Leader

    Rogue Leader Racer

    Looking forward to giving it a shot to try and get in. TBH I'm not fast enough but its still exciting to try.

    Or I can apply as a pro, LOL. I mean I am a Lemons driver, and I have an expired IMSA license from 2005. Do I count as a pro? Hehe
     
    Creegz likes this.
  15. AJ McDaddy

    AJ McDaddy Simracer

    Let's hope the qualifying hotlap isn't Monza for a bit of variety...

    Not that I'd be anywhere near top 40...
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2020
    f.e.negroni likes this.
  16. Rogue Leader

    Rogue Leader Racer

    I hope its at Silverstone, thats my best track by far, thats the only way I think I'd have a shot.
     
  17. Ecnelis

    Ecnelis Hardcore Simmer

    • Bentley Motorsport enters the 2020 SRO E-Sport GT Series
    • Real-world racing drivers from Bentley’s works and customer teams to be entered in the ‘Pro’ class events
    • Squad of elite sim racers represent Bentley in ‘Silver’ class
    • Bentley colleagues and fans around the world invited to represent the brand in the ‘Am’ class events
    • 2020 Bentley Motorsport works livery is launched in Assetto Corsa Competitizione to celebrate
    https://www.bentleymedia.com/en/new...rs-sim-racing-championship-for-the-first-time

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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2020
    Kopiller, chksix, Serge M and 2 others like this.
  18. Poloman

    Poloman Racer

    Oh nice, now that there is an obvious hack available, noone will know if the people Who will qualify deserve it.
     
  19. Coanda

    Coanda Alien

    bravo Kunos.. :cool:

    50 cars at Zolder please.. :eek:

    nah +1 Bathurst..
     
  20. in other sims we don't even know if there are hacks! O.O
    which means we don't know if ppl deserve it...
     
  21. Ecnelis

    Ecnelis Hardcore Simmer

    ---> https://www.facebook.com/Assetto.Co...50320467919&reply_comment_id=4365912240101727

     
    Poloman, Kopiller, Serge M and 3 others like this.

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