Image credit: pixabayThe questions / remarks have been posted a few times already on the official forum. 'Why do I need to pay for my own travel', 'I am not very wealthy, how do I come to an onsite event' etc. Might sound difficult to travel to onsite events in theory but it's a lot easier in practice. Easier than you might think at first at least!
The word you are looking for here is sponsoring. If you are fast enough to qualify for an onsite round of the SRO E-Sport GT Series through the online (SILVER) qualifier-system it means you have the potential to win the series' Grand Finale, which makes you a special talented driver. For talented esporters there is always a budget available to get a full paid sponsorship somewhere. But you need to be persistent and creative. Think of:
- Family support. If mom and dad (or your kids if you are my age ) support you in pursuing a career in motorsport or esport (this is the shortest way of getting your bum into a real racing Lambo!) they might be able to chip in for a flight to one of the four onsite rounds. Just explain them the concept and you might be surprised by the outcome.
- Friends support, see family support. But don't forget to brag about your qualities as a racer.
- Local sponsorship. Have a look in your own local community. Maybe the local gamestore, bakery, butcher or LAMBO DEALER (!!) might want to support you. After all you are the upcoming global star of esports racing remember? Sell yourself to the world!
- Industry sponsor. If you are a monster talent there is always a simracing company willing to support you, just ask them and show your impressive CV!
- Patreon support. Ask your online racing buddies to chip in!
- Online fundraiser. Dedicate a page to your mission of becoming the next esport Senna!
- Lastly: get a job, work hard and invest it in a cheap EasyJet flight, hostel and off you go.
Motorsport is and always be expensive but those that are smart and creative always find a way to race, whether that's online, onsite, virtual or in real life.
Good luck chasing your dreams, it can be done and now the route to get to the ultimate end goal is the shortest in esport history! 1) qualify yourself online 2) win the onsite round 3) win the final 4) test the Lamborghini and get picked by the team! Simple right?
Do you have any other tips how to fund your travel to the onsite events? We're happy to read them in the comments below!
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