Introducing TCR Virtual. The official TCR Esports competition is coming soon to Simracing.GP in a groundbreaking format aimed at mass participation.
30th April 2021 - WSC announce an esports tournament to be held on the new motorsport esports platform Simracing.GP. Taking place on Assetto Corsa the tournament will include a brand new officially licensed mod featuring up to 12 cars from the TCR portfolio. Using data from real world teams and manufacturers this will be the most accurate representation of TCR cars to date. Both entry to the tournament and downloads of the requisite content will be free of charge.
A key principle for TCR is to make competitive motorsport accessible to as many people as possible and this ethos is carried over to TCR Virtual. To make this competition more than just the same 50 fastest drivers, the rule book has been torn up and fresh thinking has been applied. Gone are hotlap qualifying systems and in comes a revolutionary tournament structure which will see every single driver compete in at least two races. This means skills like race-craft and consistency are what will see drivers progress, not single lap pace...
The tournament itself will be held on the innovative new esports platform Simracing.GP. With over 17,000 drivers from all over the globe already registered on the site the objective is to provide regional tournaments much like the real world TCR platform. TCR Virtual will be the first major esports competition to take place on Simracing.gp and will feature significant cash prizes. As well as fierce competition there will be entertaining broadcasts each week on RaceDepartment.com and RaceDepartment twitch channel.
As well as the flagship competition structure there will also be year-round TCR racing on Simracing.gp in the form of daily racing, championships and one off special events such as endurance races.
Detailed information regarding the tournament structure, schedule, prizes and how to enter will follow in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
Simracing.gp is a brand new esports platform built in partnership with RaceDepartment and developers Nascent. Simracing.gp offers communities and brands all the tools needed to organise complex championships and series with a simple user interface. Setting up championships on simracing.gp can be done in under 5 minutes with absolutely no technical server knowledge. Simracing.gp changes the game for brands looking to enter the esports space not just because of the lower barriers to entry but also because of the existing player base already on the platform. With over 14,000 players already registered on the platform activating tournaments has never been easier.
Founded in 2006 RaceDepartment has grown from a small community website to become the biggest sim racing website on the planet with over 1.7 million members and attracting over 6 million unique users per year. As well as publishing news on sim racing software, hardware and esports it is also a creative hub for the sim racing community with over 190 Terabytes of digital assets being downloaded each month.
RaceDepartment has a long history of broadcasting esports competitions on the popular RaceDepartment twitch channel working with brands such as SRO, Praga, G2 Esports and many more.
About WSC Group
WSC Limited, founded in 2014 by Marcello Lotti, is active in car racing as promoter and rule-maker.
The company has built itself an international reputation by conceiving and launching the TCR category that in four years has completely reshaped Touring Car competition on a global level.
TCR is based on standard hatchback or saloon cars powered by two-litre turbocharged gasoline engines. Since its inception, WSC Ltd – the owner of the TCR brand and technical regulations – has licensed the category to more than thirty championships and series all over the world, including the FIA WTCR – World Touring Car Cup..
Fourteen major car manufacturers are currently represented in TCR and nearly 1000 TCR racing cars have been built so far.
In the wake of that success, WSC focused on the application of the same concept to electric mobility and launched ETCR, the first global multi-brand racing category for electric Touring Cars, first adopted by the PURE ETCR series that kicks off in 2021.