Regulations

  1. COMPETITION
    The SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge is an Esports competition based on Assetto Corsa Competizione dedicated to sim racers and real drivers organized by SRO E-Sports GT Series, Kunos Simulazioni and Ak Informatica.
    The race will take place at Monza Circuit and it will involve 80 players (real drivers and pro sim racers), plus 10 wild card drivers, selected through a special hot lap qualification available for players coming from all around the world. The 90 players (real drivers - pro sim racers - wild cards) will be splitted in 2 different semifinals of 45 players (1 hour race each); the top 20 drivers of each semifinal will gain a slot on the grid in the Gran Final competition (1 hour race).
    All the revenues coming from the registration fees and donations, after deduction of PayPal fee, will be donated to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
    For more information please write an email to: esport@akinformatica.it

  2. CONTACTS, COMMUNICATIONS AND F.A.Q.
    For any additional informations please refer to the following contacts:
    email: esport@akinformatica.it or tournaments@akinformatica.it
    the discord server: https://discord.gg/5tYXdNC (F.A.Q available)
    the official website : https://sro-esport.com/
    the official FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/247751983051657/
    It is very important to join the Discord server were all the support and admin team will be available to give any assistance and informations

  3. PARTICIPATION
    80 real drivers/sim racers will be invited by the organizers but, for all the fans of real motorsports and Assetto Corsa Competizione, there will be a chance to take part in the competition as one of the 10 wild cards available by joining a dedicated hotlap qualification.
    In order to participate in the hotlap qualification, the driver needs to:
      • Own an original copy of Assetto Corsa Competizione on Steam
      • Register a new account at this link (https://sro-esport.com/) and donate 15.00 euro using Paypal
      • Once the process has been completed successfully, the driver will receive an email with the hotlap server’s password
      • Own a driver profile in-game with real Name and Surname
     

  4. HOT LAP QUALIFICATION DETAILS
    Every driver can choose any GT3 car he/she wants but, when the hotlap competition is over, the driver will be forced to pick the car that he/she used to achieve his/her best time on the leaderboard.
    NOTE: certain cars will be subject to an adjusted BoP (Balance of Performance) specially designed by Race Control for this Monza event. The BoP will grant a fair and balanced competition where all manufacturers can be represented.
    Cars permitted: 2018 - 2019 GT World Challenge championship GT3 cars
    Track: Monza_2019
    Driving Assists: TC/ABS (No stability control, No ideal line, No automatic gearbox)
    Goal: set the fastest lap
    Setup: no limitationsHotlap server opens on March 23rd at 09:00 CET and closes on March 26th at 18:00 CET; there will be a dedicated leaderboard on https://sro-esport.com/ where all the drivers can check their lap times. 

  5. CAR ASSIGNMENT
    5.1. REAL DRIVERS: real drivers should use their real cars. If the real driver wants to pick another car he/she must contact the organizer to reach an agreement.
    5.2. SIM RACERS INVITED: sim racers that have been invited by the organizers will be assigned to different cars depending on their preferences, but also in accordance with the organizers.
    5.3. SIM RACERS WILD CARDS: every wild card driver will be forced to pick the car that he/she used to achieve his/her best time during the hot lap qualification. 

  6. BOP (Balance Of Performance)
    Certain cars will be subject to an adjusted BoP (Balance of Performance) specially designed by Race Control for this Monza event.
    The BoP will grant a fair and balanced competition where all manufacturers can be represented.
    The BoP is already applied in the Public Qualification server.

  7. DATES
    • Monday, March 23rd: Registration opens 09:00 CET
    • Monday, March 23rd: Public qualifying opens 09:00 CET
    • Tuesday, March 24th: Free Practice Server Opens: 09:00 CET (for invited drivers)
    • Tuesday, March 24rd: Test Race 1: 19:00 CET (FP + Qualy + Race 1h) (for invited drivers)
    • Thursday, March 26th: Public qualification Closes 18:00 CET
    • Thursday, March 26th: Test Race 2: 19:00 CET (FP + Qualy + Race 1h) (for invited drivers)
    • Saturday, March 28th: Free Practice Server Closes: 22:00 CET (for invited drivers)
    • Sunday, March 29th: Official Free Practice: 9:00 - 11:00 CET
    • Sunday, March 29th: Qualifying 1 (semifinal 1): 11:15 - 11:30 CET
    • Sunday, March 29th: Qualifying 2 (semifinal 2): 11:45 - 12:00 CET
    • Sunday, March 29th: Race 1 & Race 2 (Semifinals 1H race): 14:00-16:30 CET LIVE STREAM
    • Sunday, March 29th: Grand Final (15 minutes qualification + 1H race) 16:40-18:00 CET LIVE STREAM

    *(time may vary)

     
  8. RACE
    The 1 Hour race (semifinals and Grand Final will have the same format) will take place on the 29th of March starting from 14:00 CET, and it will be live-streamed on different platforms (listed on the website and social networks).

    Cars: 2018 - 2019 GT World Challenge championship GT3 cars
    Track: Monza
    Free Practice 1: Saturday 09:00 - 22:00 CET (on Saturday open to all the drivers)
    Free Practice 2: Sunday, March 29th: 9:00 - 11:00 CET
    Qualifying 1 (semifinal 1): 11:15 - 11:30 CET
    Qualifying 2 (semifinal 2): 11:45 - 12:00 CET
    Semifinal 1: 14:00 - 15:00
    Semifinal 2: 15:30 - 16:30
    Qualifying Final: 16:40 - 16:55
    Grand Final: 17:00 - 18:00
    Time of the race (in game): 15:00
    Weather: Sunny
    Time Multiplier: 1x
    Air temperature: 22°C
    Driving Assists: TC/ABS (No stability control, No ideal line, No automatic gearbox)
    Setup: no limitations
    No mandatory pit required
    The Drivers will be splitted in two different batteries for the semifinals, based on their free practice lap times, odds with odds and evens with evens. The best 20 driver of each semifinals will gain a place on the grid in the Grand Final
    See Rulebook 1.0. pdf for in-race regulations

  9. DRIVER ELIGIBILITY
    A “Driver” is any person who has been invited by the organizers or has been registered through the SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge website at (https://sro-esport.com/) during the tournament. Drivers that are not invited to the race by the organizers must register to the competition before the end of the Challenge (March 26th) in order to record a valid hotlap and be eligible to participate. Drivers must meet the following requirements in their entirety to be eligible to compete. Drivers who do not meet these requirements will be deemed ineligible and will be removed from the SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge.Administration reserves the right to investigate Driver information when eligibility is in question. Drivers should be prepared to provide a copy of personal identification or other applicable documents to verify that these requirements are met.
    9.1 HARDWARE & SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
    A Driver is only eligible to participate in the SRO Charity Challenge if he/she has:
    • A PC provided with Steam;
    • Decent Internet connection (max ping 100);
    • Assetto Corsa Competizione.

     
  10. DRIVER RESTRICTIONS
    10.1 DRIVES NAMES
    Driver Names must be their real ones and must not contain any of the following: Obscene or suggestive language, Corporation, company, sponsor, product, or services names KUNOS Simulazioni, 505 Games, SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge or any shorthand of the aforementioned SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge derivatives that may cause confusion during gameplay. Certain special characters might not appear correctly on the in-game HUD during the broadcast, so it is recommended to use simplified characters when applicable.
    10.2 CHANGING IN-GAME NAMES
    Drivers who attempt to change their in-game names and surnames during an active series may not be able to participate in the competition.

  11. CODE OF CONDUCT:
    The organizer considers the code of conduct a fundamental aspect in every Esports competition. It is precisely for that reason that if any Driver involved in the SRO E-Sport Charity Challenge acts in any of the following ways, the organiser has the right to disqualify the player with immediate effect.
    • Unsporting conduct (insults in the game chat dedicated to other players, marshalls, organizer etc);
    • Obscene insults to the organizing staff and subjects involved (online and offline) on any social platform, websites, forums etc;
    • Trolling;
    • Unsporting conduct on track (such as obstructing other players during the qualification, “dive-bombing”, zigzagging on the track, deliberately causing one or more incidents etc);
    • Race Direction will be in charge of penalizing any unfair behaviour and resolve any post-event protest.