eSports

ADAC GT Masters launches eSports Championship

The ADAC GT Masters is about to launch a virtual version of itself in collaboration with partners Pirelli, RaceRoom and KW automotive. At four live events in August and September, the top ADAC GT Masters esports drivers will be vying for the ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship title. They will be competing on RaceRoom simulation software, more specifically the ADAC GT Masters Pack 2018, for a prize money pot of 5,000 euros. The races of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship will be broadcast live on various digital platforms. ADAC GT Masters TV partner SPORT1 will be reporting on their free-to air channel and pay-TV channel on the new eSports channel eSPORTS1 as well as on its digital platforms.

The inaugural ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship will be decided by five races at four live events, namely the ADAC GT Masters weekends at the Nürburgring (17th August), the Hockenheimring (14th September) and the Sachsenring (28th September), as well as ADAC SimRacing Expo at the Nürburgring (30th August). The 40-minute races, which pit twelve SimRacers against each other, will generally take place on Saturday evening, but in the case of the ADAC SimRacing Expo, this will be brought forward to Friday 30th August. There will be two races in the final at the Sachsenring.

An online competition will take place at raceroom.com/adac_esports, from which eight SimRacers will go forward into the regular championship line-up. It starts with a time attack, at the end of which the fastest 30 drivers will qualify for two online multiplayer deciding races on 4th August. The Top Eight from these races qualify as permanent starters for the ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship and will receive contributions towards travel costs, enabling them to compete at all four live events.

Four other eSport players will have the chance to secure a wild card for each of the four live events. Over a period of 14 days prior to each event, SimRacers can qualify for the four remaining grid positions by setting the fastest lap time in an online Time Attack competition at raceroom.com/adac_esports.

All races of the ADAC GT Masters Esports Championship as well as the two deciding races will be streamed live on the ADAC GT Masters Facebook page as well as on RaceRoom's YouTube and Twitch channels. SPORT1 and the pay-TV channel eSPORTS1 also report extensively in Germany.

For further information about how to enter and the terms and conditions of the ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship 2019, visit adac.de/esports or raceroom.com/adac_esports.

Timings ADAC GT Masters eSports Championship 2019

3) Shootout Multiplayer Races

Event: Date Track Location Drivers
Shootout Time Attack:
Shootout
Oschersleben
4/8/2019
18.30 CEST
Oschersleben
40 min
Online Top 30
Shootout
Autodrom Most
4/8/2019
20.00 CEST
Autodrom Most
40 min
Online Top 30

2) Online Qualifiers

Event: Starts Ends Track Qualifiers
Shootout Time Attack:
RaceRoom
Shootout
19/7/2019
15.00 CEST
30/7/2019
12.00 CEST
Zandvoort GP Top 30
Regular season:
Nürburgring GT
Masters
19/7/2019
15.00 CEST
12/8/2019
12.00 CEST
Nürburgring
Short
Top 4
Simracing Expo 12/8/2019
12.00 CEST
26/8/2019
12.00 CEST
Nürburgring GP Top 4
Hockenheim GT
Masters
26/8/2019
12.00 CEST
9/9/2019
12.00 CEST
Hockenheim GP Top 4
Sachsenring GT
Masters
9/9/2019
12.00 CEST
23/9/2019
12.00 CEST
Sachsenring Top 4

1) Live Events

Event: Location Track Schedule
Regular season:
Nürburgring GT
Masters
RaceRoom Café
Nürburgring
Nürburgring Short 40
min
17/8/2019
13.00 CEST - 20.00
CEST
Simracing Expo ring°arena
Nürburgring
Nürburgring GP 40
min
30/8/2019
13.00 CEST - 20.00
CEST
Hockenheim GT
Masters
Paddock Hockenheim Hockenheim GP 40
min
14/9/2019
13.00 CEST - 20.00
CEST
Sachsenring GT
Masters
Paddock Sachsenring Sachsenring 2x40 min 28/9/2019
13.00 CEST - 21.00
CEST

Sporting Regulations

2019 Season