TCR Virtual is the first Esports competition officially licensed by WSC Ltd, the governing body behind TCR and owner of the TCR trademark around the world.
This competition will be organised by WSC in collaboration with RaceDepartment and Simracing.GP. Using Assetto Corsa, TCR Virtual will be open to all drivers across the globe.
The competition comprises a qualifying and knockout stage across 5 regions around the world. The top 15 drivers in each region will compete to crown continental TCR Virtual Champions. The top 3 from each continent will be invited to the Grand Finale where we will crown the TCR Virtual Champion.
This document outlines the rules and procedures that will be in effect during the series, with a further appendix that will be provided in future for the Grand Finale. This document does not replace the full terms and conditions of entry into the competition. By competing in the TCR Virtual, you fully accept both the terms and conditions and these sporting regulations.
For more information please head to the TCR Virtual Discord
Up to 15,000 Drivers will have a chance to be crowned the TCR Virtual Champion, and this begins in October with our Qualification Phase.
Drivers will compete in qualifying races where their aim is to hit 2 criteria to qualify for the knockout rounds.
Following the initial qualifying phase, drivers will be locked to a region of the TCR world to compete in their respective Continental Brackets based in Europe, Americas, Asia, MEA and Australia.
During our Knockout Stages, drivers will compete against one another with the Top 50% of drivers progressing to the next stage until we get down to the Final 15 drivers who will take part in the Continental Final.
The Top 3 drivers from each Continental Final will be invited to compete at the on-site (travel permitted) TCR Virtual Grand Finale.
Qualification Opens - Monday 18th October 18:00 UTC
Qualification Closes - Thursday 11th November 18:00 UTC
Regional Bracket Knockout Phase - Monday 8th November 19:00 Local Time
Regional Finals - Friday 10th December 19:00 Local Time
Grand Finale - Date TBC
To participate in TCR Virtual, the driver must:
When selecting a region to compete in, Drivers will only be able to select and race in One (1) region for the entirety of the competition and will effectively become ‘Region Locked’ for the duration of their participation. Once the driver has selected the region they will not be able to change.
To qualify for the regional knockouts drivers must take part in qualification. To qualify drivers must earn a TCR Virtual Achievement by completing a race and completing two criteria:
The following criteria must be achieved during your qualification race to secure your progression into the Knockout Phase.
1. Finish a TCR Virtual Qualifying Race
2. Complete a TCR Virtual Qualifying Race incident free
Both need to be achieved to earn your TCR Achievement and progress to the next round.
The objective of the qualifying phase is to make sure that drivers can drive cleanly. As a member benefit of the Simracing.gp drivers which have participated in the BETA phase of Simracing.gp have been granted the TCR Virtual Achievement if they have completed the above criteria in any previous Assetto Corsa race on the platform. These drivers are deemed to have been evaluated and qualify as safe drivers.
Drivers will have 4 weeks to take part in a Qualification race on Simracing.GP. Qualifying runs from October 18th 2021 - November 11th 2021. A driver can compete in as many qualification races as needed to obtain the TCR Achievement.
Critical Mass Limits
TCR Virtual is open to a maximum of 15,000 Competitors to take part in. Should more than 15,000 drivers register, the 15,000 drivers who have the fastest Average Lap Time will progress into the Knockout Phase of the competition.
All competition relevant communication will be handled in the TCR VIRTUAL DISCORD SERVER. Access to this server can be obtained via this link.
Once entered into the server, Drivers will be asked to select the region they are registered to ensure accurate information is supplied to each driver.
To ensure a fair playing ground for all participants, the organiser reserves the right to request replay footage from drivers at any point of the tournament, to which the participant must adhere within the time frame specified in the request. Failure to do so may result in the participant’s removal from an event or the entire series and any other subsequent series held by the organiser.\
You are free to race in ANY qualification races regardless of region during the qualification phase.
24/7 Races for 4 Weeks
Server location will be set in accordance with peak playing hours - See server locations below
8 Minute Qualifying
10 Minute Race
Track:- Nurburgring GP TCR
Server locations & Times (in UTC)
02:00 UTC - 07:00 UTC - USA West Coast
07:00 UTC - 13:00 UTC - Sydney
13:00 UTC - 17:00 UTC - Cape Town
17:00 UTC - 22:00 UTC - Dublin
22:00 UTC - 02:00 UTC - USA East Coast
Drivers can select their competing region within Simracing.GP once they have completed a qualification race and earned the TCR Virtual achievement.
Once you have selected your region, you will become locked in that region for the remainder of the competition. DRIVERS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CHANGE THIS AFTER THEY HAVE SELECTED THEIR REGION - MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE RIGHT ONE!
Regional knockout races will be using servers located within each region. Should the organisational team deem it necessary, we reserve the right to combine Regional Brackets with neighbouring continents should competitors in both regions reach a low threshold to protect competitive integrity.
Regional Bracket Knockout Phase Races will take part on Monday - Friday each week from 19:00 in the server locations local time.
Drivers can choose to take part in One (1) of the knockout heats per round. Tracks will be announced on the Sunday before each round at 19:00 UTC.
Heats will be added on a heat-by-heat basis. This means that as 1 heat fills up, the next will be added until there are no further competitors remaining. For example, Once Heat 1 on Monday is full, we will create Heat 2 for Tuesday. Once we get to Friday, we will go back to Monday and so on until there are no drivers remaining wishing to take part.
On the Saturday of each Knockout Round, Wildcard Day will take place featuring one race in each region at 1900 in which Wildcard Drivers and drivers who the stewarding team determined their chances of qualifying were directly affected by another driver on track will be allowed to enter for their last chance to qualify for the next round. - For stewarding information please refer to the TCR Virtual Discord for how to lodge a stewarding review.
Knockout Rounds Formats
Round One - Monday 8th - 12th November - Practice 5 Minutes - Qualifying 8 Minutes - Race 15 Minutes
Round Two - Monday 15th - 19th November - Practice 5 Minutes - Qualifying 8 Minutes - Race 20 Minutes
Round Three - Monday 22nd - 26th November - Practice 5 Minutes - Qualifying 8 Minutes - Race 25 Minutes
Round Four - Monday 29th Nov - 3rd December - Practice 5 Minutes - Qualifying 8 Minutes - Race 30 Minutes
Progression from knockout rounds
In Round One, the Top 50% of the drivers in each race will progress to Round 2. From Round 2 onwards, the Staff team will make it clear in each region how many drivers will progress from each race into the next round. This number will be the same for every race in that round. For example, In Round Two, the Top Six (6) drivers could progress to Round Three and in Round Three, the Top Ten (10) Drivers could progress.
This information will be shared within your Community Hubs in the TCR Virtual Discord no later than 19:00 Local Time on the Sunday before each round.
(i) Drivers are allowed 3 ‘off-tracks’ during all TCR Virtual races. For every 3 ‘off-tracks’ a driver attains, they will be rewarded a +15 second post race penalty to their total race time.
(ii) It will be possible to report incidents via your regions discord category. Incidents will only be penalised if they are ruled ‘competition ending,’ with the driver causing the ‘competition ending’ incident being removed from the competition.
(iii) Your region's stewarding team may offer you a spot in the Wildcard Races if they determined your chances of qualifying were directly affected by another driver on track. You will have 24 hours to accept the spot once notified by a member of the Stewarding Team. If you do not accept the spot within that time, we will assume that you do not wish to use it and you will be knocked out from the competition.
Each Regional Final will consist of the Final 20 Drivers.
The Regional Final will consist of 2 races, the 2nd being reverse grid and following TCR’s traditional point scoring system to decide each Regional Champion.
The continental finals will take place between 6th - 9th December at 19:00 Local Time - Specific Regional Finals Dates & times will be confirmed in the week prior.
The top 3 of the Continental Finals will be invited to the on-site TCR Virtual Grand Finale.
On-Site Grand Finale
Our on-site Grand Finale will be held in Q1 of 2022. With the difficulty surrounding international travel in the current climate, we will release full details of the plan surrounding at a later date.
A Driver is only eligible to participate in TCR Virtual if they have:
Changing your driver in-game name during the tournament is strictly prohibited. If found doing so the driver in question will be asked to change their name back to their original name. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.
The organiser considers the code of conduct a fundamental aspect in every esports competition. It is precisely for that reason that if any Driver involved in TCR Virtual acts in any of the following ways, the organiser has the right to disqualify the player with immediate effect.
For the region knockout part of the competition, there is €10,000 up for grabs. This prize pool is distributed depending on participation level within each region. The Winner of each continental final taking home 55% of the prize pool, the runner up taking home 27.5% of the prize pool and the third place driver taking home 17.5% of the prize pool. An example can be found below:
In the example above, Europe holds 33% of the drivers in the competition so they will receive €3,333 of the prize pool. The Continental Final Winner will earn €1,833, the runner up earning €916 and the third place driver taking home €584.
The Top three drivers will also be invited to take part in the on-site Grand Finale, to be held in 2022. The overall winner of the Grand Finale will be crowned TCR Virtual Champion and earn themselves a TCR Test day with one of the TCR Teams. (Track, Car and Date TBC)
For any information regarding the competition, please head to the TCR Virtual Discord Server (https://discord.gg/tcrvirtual)
All prize winners will be contacted within 14 days of the Continental Finals conclusion by a representative from WSC Group. This will be communicated via email.
1. DEVELOPER AND TERMS OF DOWNLOAD
1.1 - The promoter of the TCR Virtual and is WSC Ltd. of 22 Eastcheap, 2nd Floor London EC3M 1EU U, United Kingdom, UK Registration Number: GB 924609615 (“WSC”)
1.2 - All TCR Virtual competitions will be held in Simracing.gp (“SGP”), an online esports platform developed by Simracing.gp LTD - Kemp House, 160 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2NX - Company Number 13433680
1.3 - By participating in TCR Virtual, you are accepting the following terms and conditions (the “Terms and Conditions”):
1.3.1 - these terms and conditions, which set out the non-sporting rules of the TCR Virtual (the “Competition Rules”);
1.3.2 - the sporting rules of the TCR Virtual, which can be found above (together the “Sporting Rules”);
1.4 - All Drivers competing in TCR Virtual agree on the following:
1.5 - acknowledging that the competitions will be filmed and that WSC, its group companies and their licensees will be entitled to use and exploit footage of the TCR Virtual;
1.6 - agreeing to participate in publicity and media activities relating to the TCR Virtual; and
1.7 - consenting to WSC, its group companies and their licensees using the Drivers’ image, including but not limited to the Driver’s name, voice, image, slogan, likeness, biography, statistics and performance in the TCR Virtual and still and moving images of the Driver, and assigning any intellectual property created during the TCR Virtual.
2 - Eligebility
2.1 - TCR Virtual is open to Drivers aged 16 and over and who meet the eligibility criteria set out in the Sporting Regulations.
2.2 - WSC and its employees, agents and/or representatives shall not be responsible for:
2.2.1 - any actions taken using a Driver’s password (and the Driver is responsible for the safety and security of his/her password);
2.2.2 - any entries which are delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
2.2.3 - lost, late, incomplete, damaged, stolen, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected entries, which will be disqualified.
2.3 - No purchase necessary; however, internet access and a valid SGP account is required.
2.5 - Moderation: The Promoter will reject entries which, in the reasonable opinion of the Promoter:
2.5.1 - contains any content that is offensive or could reflect negatively on the name, reputation, or goodwill of the Promoter or any brand partner;
2.5.2 - includes trademarks, logos, or copyright material not owned by you or used without the rights owner's prior written permission (including famous names, company names, etc.);
2.5.3 - defames, misrepresents, or insults other people or companies, including, but not limited to the Promoter (including its partners); and
2.5.4 - promotes any political agenda.
2.5.5 - Selected winner resides in a nation in which prize draw promotions are not permitted
3 - Stages & Qualification
3.1 - TCR Virtual Consists of:
3.1.1 - a “Championship”, lasting between 1 and 3 months, following a knock-out format;
3.1.2 - a series of competitions named “Series”, which will be run once the Championship is over and consist of 2 to 8-week competitions with daily racing.
3.2 - The Championship will consist of:
3.2.1 - a qualifying period lasting up to 1 month;
3.2.2 - knock-out series which will be divided into continental brackets based on the servers used during the competitions;
3.3.3 - an onsite Grand Finale to take place at such location and on such dates as to be confirmed by WSC
3.3 - Drivers that qualify through Qualification will be notified directly on SGP platform following the end of the Qualification Period.
3.4 - WSC reserves the right to alter, amend or supplement these Competition Rules from time to time as it considers desirable to do so and, in particular, once more specific information is revealed about the TCR Virtual.
3.5 - WSC reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the TCR Virtual competitions with or without prior notice for reasons outside its reasonable control. In the event that WSC permanently discontinues the TCR Virtual pursuant to this paragraph, Drivers in the TCR Virtual competitions shall be released from their obligations to WSC under these Terms and Conditions.
3.6 - WSC shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations relating to this TCR Virtual competitions where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
4 - Prizes
4.1 - A prize money of €10.000,00 (ten thousand euros) pool has been established for the TCR Virtual Championship.
4.2 - The distribution of the prize money pool will be notified in due time based on the amount of drivers participating in the competitions and following the rules established in the Sporting Regulations.
4.3 - The distribution of the prize money is only available to legal residents of nations in which prize draw promotions are permitted. Anybody may enter the competition however prize giving is only applicable to entrants from nations in which prize draw promotions are permitted. The selected winner’s nation of residence will be validated before prizes are delivered. Only open to people over the age of 16.
4.4 - Further prizes may be allocated. If so, WSC will communicate the new prizes available in the competitions and the distribution of these
4.5 - The prizes are non-transferable, is not exchangeable and has no cash alternative in case of non-cash prizes.
5 - Publicity
5.1 - Drivers participating in the Grand Finale may be required to participate in publicity and media activity related to TCR Virtual and agree to do so.
5.2 - These drivers will be filmed and broadcast and acknowledges that WSC shall be entitled to use any such footage in its discretion.
5.3 - Each Grand Finale Qualifier consents to the use by WSC and its related WSC group companies, and their licensees for an unlimited time, of Drivers’ name, voice, image, slogan, likeness, biography, statistics and performance in TCR Virtual and still and moving images of the Driver without additional compensation or prior notice and, in entering the TCR Virtual competitions.
6 - Personal Information
6.1 - By entering the TCR Virtual and/or downloading the TCR mod for Assetto Corsa required for the competitions, each Driver agrees that any personal information provided by them shall be:
6.1.1 - processed and used in accordance with the section 5.2 and 5.3 of these Terms and Conditions; and
6.1.2 - used by WSC and their respective agents and suppliers to administer the TCR Virtual competitions and to enable WSC to promote the Competition in any media (including, without limitation, television and online broadcast, publishing channels and on WSC’s and its partners’ social media pages); and
6.1.3 - used for any additional activities that you have consented to, for example if you have agreed that WSC’s partners can contact you, then your data will also be used in accordance with such consents. Where you have agreed that WSC’s partners can contact you, your data will be passed to such partners.
6.2 - You may give us information about you by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register, subscribe to any service, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, nationality and phone number, and preferences.
6.3 - We may use your Information:
6.3.1 - to communicate with you (including by post, phone, fax, email and/or mobile messaging), such as to let you know about new features, offerings (including goods and services);
6.3.2 - to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
6.3.3 - to create an individual profile for you so that we can understand and respect your preferences;
6.3.4 - for record keeping purposes;
6.3.5 - to administer and provide services you request;
6.3.6 - to carry out market research so that we can improve the products and service we offer;
6.3.7 - to improve the quality of our service;
6.3.8 - to understand your preferences so that we can improve the products and services we offer;
6.3.9 - in connection with targeting/advertising activities;
6.3.10 - in such way as you may otherwise expressly consent to;
6.3.11 - to comply with legal and regulatory requirements; and/or
6.3.12 - for any other purpose that we may notify to you from time to time.
6.4 - You agree that we have the right to share your Information with:
6.4.1 - carefully selected third party organisations to carry out certain processing activities on our behalf;
6.4.2 - other WSC companies;
6.4.3 - any WSC partner in a manner to which you have expressly consented to (this includes consent by way of opting-in to certain marketing and contact from any of them as part of the registration process) and you agree that such parties can contact you in accordance with such consent;
6.4.4 - any law enforcement agency requesting it once we are reasonably satisfied as to the circumstances surrounding the request.
7 - Liability
7.1 - WSC accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the TCR Virtual competitions or accepting any prize. WSC further disclaims any liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the TCR Virtual competitions.
8. TCR MOD FILES
8.1. WSC is the owner of the TCR mod for Assetto Corsa required for the competitions and all its updates. All IP rights related to the mod and other files shared to compete in the TCR Virtual competitions belong to WSC.
8.2. WSC shares the TCR mod and all its updates through RD and SGP platform for anyone to download.
8.3. Anyone downloading the mod from the official channels made available by WSC and agreeing with this Terms and Conditions agree not to share any content provided by WSC to a third party.