Lamborghini has invited the best sim racers to take part with the overall winner securing a place in Lamborghini’s first official Esports team.
The 2021 edition of The Real Race was a huge success with more than 3,100 drivers competing in dozens of races between June and November and more than 1.15 million spectators watching online throughout the tournament.
The Real Race, the competition coordinated by Lamborghini Esports, returns for the third edition for sim drivers from all over the world
Lamborghini Esports is proud to present the third edition of its virtual competition, The Real Race, which returns this year with a brand-new format across the three regions, Europe/Middle East/Africa, North America/Latin America, and Asia-Pacific. The competition has become an important meeting place for sim drivers from all over the world following the success of the first two editions. This year, the winner will have the opportunity to become an official member of the Lamborghini Esports team, which was launched in 2022. And like the previous two seasons, all races will take place in the Assetto Corsa Competizione game.
A New Format for this Third Edition of The Real Race
Lamborghini recently presented its first official esports team for the most important virtual races dedicated to sim racing. The creation of this team is the result of the massive experience gained with The Real Race competition. This is also an opportunity to further extend the brand’s visibility in a sector that is constantly developing and, above all, allows users to experience sensations comparable to those of a real race. Currently made up of three simulation drivers, Jordan Sherratt, Gianfranco Giglioli, and Giorgio Simonini, this year the overall winner of the championship may have the chance to join this official team.
“With this new edition of The Real Race, we are proud to once again show our commitment and passion for Esports racing. The competition is a remarkable way to engage with the new generation and to expand our community.” says Christian Mastro, Automobili Lamborghini Marketing Director. “We are confident that the players will have the best experience possible with the new Huracan Super Trofeo EVO2, and we are excited to discover which racer will have the opportunity to join our brand-new Lamborghini Esports team at the end of the competition.”
For this edition, Lamborghini has decided to change the format of the competition. Each region will have a new format which will now incorporate:
- Qualifiers: at the end of the four qualifiers, one winner per group will be chosen to join the group stage directly. All other competitors will receive points and the top 20 from each qualifier will have the chance to wait for the next stage.
- Group Stage: There will be six days for the group stage of the competition, divided by regions. Each day will consist of two races played and the participants will again be decided by a point system. The top 15 will qualify for the grand finale.
- The Last Chance: An in-game event will offer one driver per region the chance to reach the final phase.
- The Final: The three finals will be played in one day and the top 16 will compete for the ultimate title. The winner will have the chance to join the official sports team.
A Successful 2021 Edition
A wide engagement in Esports
This third edition of The Real Race will continue to prove the Lamborghini’s support and commitment to the esports scene. After launching its virtual competition in 2020, Automobili Lamborghini has signed partnerships with the main gaming brands on the esports scene such as Rocket League and Asphalt 9: Legends, which offer players the opportunity to drive Lamborghini models, such as the Huracán STO or the Essenza SCV12.
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