Simracing.GP – New Exciting eSports Platform On The Horizon
In the last few years, the interest in competitive eSports Sim Racing has seen incredible growth, yet it is safe to say that the implementation of the platforms and the recruitment of drivers within this relatively young virtual sport, did not go as smoothly as planned.
Up until now, it seems that only the big names such as iRacing, Gran Turismo, and Codemasters F1 franchise have been able to convert their eSports efforts into an internationally accepted form of virtual racing, and therefore gained the support of a big part of the international automotive and motor racing scene.
Even more so, yours truly often had the feeling that to some extent, the current sim racing eSports developments have bypast the existing sim racing community. Because of the high-profile companies involved, many of the current successful names in racing eSports, seem to have originated in the casual gaming scene rather than the long-term sim racing community.
Taking all this into account, there is now some very good news for all those who are hoping for a more transparent road to the world of sim racing eSports.
The well-known RaceDepartment sim racing community platform and US technology investor Nascent are introducing the Simracing.GP online sim racing platform which will be aiming to provide a better racing experience by simplifying the management and hosting of competitive online multiplayer racing events.
The project will start in March with the launch of a limited beta test. When all things go as planned, a wider public beta is planned for Q2 2020. Initially, the Simracing.GP platform will launch with only Assetto Corsa support, but will, later on, be extended to support titles such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Automobilista 2, Project Cars 2, rFactor 2, and more.
- Manage Leagues and tournaments with ease – All race, event and participant information on a single platform.
- Integrated game servers – Enjoy your game with simple to launch and join game servers.
- No-hassle import of race results – Simplify race event management with automatic import of results and standings publishing.
- Supercharge your team experience – Dedicated pages for team presentation, including automatic import of results from race events.
- Track your driving experience – Dedicated driver pages with all race event performance, with results updated automatically.
- Attract new team and league sponsors – Dynamic sponsor marketplace enabling teams to compete for sponsorship contracts
You can sign up for the Simracing.GP Beta test via the official simracing.gp website.
The largest simracing website RaceDepartment and technology investor Nascent are launching a new racing esports platform Simracing.GP
Simracing.GP aims to improve the experience of competitive multiplayer racing, bringing it a step closer to the world of motorsports.
- The Simracing.GP platform simplifies organizing and hosting online practice sessions, single races, and championships.
- Automatic ingest of race results, driver history & statistics, team profiles, and more.
- Esports-ready with an expanding driver database and marketplace for sponsorships
- SGP is a joint venture between RaceDepartment and technology investment partner Nascent.
Simracing.GP aims to become a one-stop-shop for everything simracing and esports. It will provide participants with technological tools to participate and organize competitive online multiplayer races, whether a casual race with friends or a global esports competition.
With Simracing.GP we are building the largest esports racing database in the world. All drivers can be ranked based on their performance and multiple metrics,” said Bram Hengeveld, CEO of RaceDepartment. “While the past ten years saw vast improvements in simracing physics and visuals, growing more comparable to true motorsports every update, the community side did not receive equivalent quality of upgrades. SGP will free organizers from the busy-work of hosting races, tracking results and statistics, as well as provide an evolving database of active racers who can be invited to events with the click of a button.”
Tomas Vaiciunas, COO of Nascent, adds, “Racing with SGP eliminates the need for individuals to maintain expensive dedicated servers. Every simracer will be able to freely host their races on our platform, developed on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). High skill drivers will be noticed by one of our artificial intelligence smart features like Talent Identification, enabling teams and organizations to easily recruit top talent across the globe. Our AI also enables recommendations for further driver development.”
A limited beta test of the platform is set to begin in March. Additional features will be released to testers over the coming months, with a wider public beta planned for Q2 2020. The Simracing.GP beta will launch with Assetto Corsa support. Future versions will include support for Assetto Corsa Competizione, Automobilista 2, Project Cars 2, rFactor 2. The platform is extendible to support upcoming titles.
Official Webpages – simracing.gp – www.racedepartment.com – nascent-works.com