SRO E-SPORT GT SERIES KICKS OFF IN MONZA WITH ASSETTO CORSA COMPETIZIONE

ROUND 1 – Monza Circuit – April, 13 th – 14 th , 2019

ROME – March 27 th , 2019 – A new era is about to begin thanks to Assetto Corsa Competizione, the Official Videogame of the Blancpain GT Series, developed by KUNOS Simulazioni and published by 505 Games.

This April at Monza, in parallel with the first Round of 2019 Blancpain GT Series championship by SRO Motorsports Group, a new e-sport initiative will happen that provides the opportunity for 3 top sim racers to be accepted into Lamborghini Squadra Corse for a racing experience, where those lucky sim racers will be evaluated for driving, physical and mental skills and will live a racing experience with the team. All info will soon be available at www.sro-esport.com

GT3 racing fans from all over the world will be served with an official virtual championship, organized by SRO Motorsports Group and Kunos Simulazioni with the key support of Pirelli, worldwide leader for road and track tyres and AK Informatica, the Italian gaming hardware and events company with 10 years of expertise in the field.

RaceDepartment will be on site as Official Media Partner of the initiative, and will provide live streams coverage, video showcases, interviews, articles and official forum support.

The SRO E-Sport GT Series virtual season will feature 4 rounds and a Grand Finale taking place at some of the finest and most historic circuits in the world:
Monza – Italy
Paul-Ricard – France
Spa-Francorchamps – Belgium
Nurburgring GP – Germany
Grand Finale in Barcelona – Spain

The championship will include on-site and on-line contenders and features PRO e-sport invitational drivers that will race in a dedicated Sim Racing Arena featuring 12 high-end simulators and will be challenged by online qualifiers (SILVER Class) and on-site drivers selected amongst these races’ public (AM Class).

Any Assetto Corsa Competizione player will be eligible to join the competition by following the official website www.sro-esport.com where the championship regulation will be posted and updated together with media material, highlights and exclusive insights.

The competition will feature 3 classes:
12 PRO
Invitational pro e-sport drivers and celebrities that will be selected by the organization.
12 SILVER
ACC drivers participating to an online leaderboard. They will need to register as SILVER drivers on ⦁ www.sro-esport.com and they will score their Hotstint attempt by playing the SRO E-Sport GT Series Special Event inside the game, in the Special Events section.
12 AMATEUR drivers
Drivers selected on-site during the Fridays and Saturdays of the rounds. Monza will be the only exception, with the on-site selection of AM Class starting on Saturday morning.

Each of the 3 classes will have the same amount of opportunity to win the round final, since there will be 3 class finals (PRO, SILVER, AM) composed by 12 drivers each. The top 4 drivers of each class semi-final will join the round final (4 PROs, 4 SILVERs, 4 AMs) and the round final podium drivers will be celebrated on the track’s real podium, since any of these 5 events will be held during the corresponding real race weekends of Blancpain GT Series.

Thanks to all the initiative’s partners, special prizes will be up for grabs for each of the individual round winners, more details of which will be revealed at a later date.

A paddock access ticket will be needed in order to participate.

For additional information and latest details about Assetto Corsa Competizione, check the official Assetto Corsa website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About 505 Games
505 Games, a subsidiary of the Italian entertainment company Digital Bros., is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and skill levels. The company publishes and distributes premium and free-to-play games on leading console, PC and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks.
Publishing highlights in premium games include Last Day of June, PAYDAY 2, Terraria, Portal Knights, Laser League, Assetto Corsa, ABZÛ, Virginia, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons and How to Survive. Free-to-play publishing highlights include Battle Islands, Gems of War and Hawken. Distribution highlights include No Man’s Sky, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Stardew Valley, Dead by Daylight and Inside/Limbo. Upcoming titles include Remedy’s Control, Indivisible (from the development team behind Skullgirls), Journey to the Savage Planet, and Koji Igarashi’s next project, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.
505 Games has offices in California, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and China. The company works with a network of distribution and sub-licensing partners in all other markets. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.

About Kunos Simulazioni
Kunos Simulazioni is a software house specialized in developing driving simulations mainly for the Windows platform. The company started in 2005 as a one man show, and now involving various professional figures, capable of producing the required technology that satisfies different requirements: from professional training software for drivers and racing teams, to promotional channel for companies, to advanced videogame dedicated to sim racers looking for a driving model with maximum realism. Kunos Simulazioni was born with the main objective to deliver to the market an advanced version of freeware project “netKar”, but it then developed into a structure able to cover several fields in virtual racing. Today, Kunos Simulazioni is active in the virtual driving sector offering a proprietary technology strongly focused on realism of dynamics models. Its latest videogame, “ASSETTO CORSA”, is one of the most popular and appreciated racing simulations representing a benchmark in terms of car handling, driving feeling and track accuracy.