Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently announced the launch of its first e-motorsports competition – the GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines. The virtual racing tourney seeks to discover some of the best e-sports racers who will represent the country in the competition’s Asian Regional Round.
The competition is open to Filipino citizens aged 18 and above with a valid Philippine passport. Apart from that, interested participants must have an access to a PlayStation 4 and have their own active PSN account, PS Plus Subscription as well as a Gran Turismo Sport game.
Those who would like to test their racing skills may register for free at www.toyota.com.ph/gtcup. There are two major open categories under the competition: Promotional and Sporting Classes. The first one is for novice and casual virtual racers while the latter is intended for more advanced racers with professional virtual motorsports experience.
Aside from that, the competition will also have Celebrity and Media classes as well as a Junior class for players below 18 years old.
After registration and submission of requirements, qualified applicants will be notified on the official game rules and schedules. Official racers will then join a qualifying leaderboard challenge to identify the Top 24 from each class. The Top 24 will then race in the semi-final and the final race heats, and points will be assigned based on finishing time.
The first round qualifiers will happen on July 23, while the finals will happen a week after. A second and third round will happen in August and September respectively, with point values increasing at each round. Players will need to qualify for each round. The players from the two classes to accumulate the most points after the third round will be declared the Philippine champions and will participate in the Asian Regional Round in October.
The GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines is a motorsport program under Toyota’s global Gazoo Racing brand. The Philippine leg is being staged by TMP in partnership with Tuason Racing. This activity expands TMP’s local motorsport development program, which includes its premier one-make-race, the Vios Racing Festival set to resume in 2021 once it’s already declared safe to hold mass gatherings and public events.