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New esports platform aims to be an umbrella service for racing games

Simracing.GP - a new online platform for simracing esports - aims to improve the experience of competitive multiplayer racing, bringing it a step closer to the world of motorsports.
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  • The Simracing.GP platform simplifies organizing and hosting online practice sessions, single races, and championships.
  • Automatic ingest of race results, driver history & statistics, team profiles, and more.
  • Esports-ready with an expanding driver database and marketplace for sponsorships
  • SGP is a joint venture between RaceDepartment and technology investment partner Nascent.
Simracing.GP aims to become a one-stop-shop for everything simracing and esports. It will provide participants with technological tools to participate and organize competitive online multiplayer races, whether a casual race with friends or a global esports competition.

“With Simracing.GP we are building the largest esports racing database in the world. All drivers can be ranked based on their performance and multiple metrics,” said Bram Hengeveld, CEO of RaceDepartment. “While the past ten years saw vast improvements in simracing physics and visuals -- growing more comparable to true motorsports every update -- the community side did not receive equivalent quality of upgrades. SGP will free organizers from the busy-work of hosting races, tracking results and statistics, as well as provide an evolving database of active racers who can be invited to events with the click of a button.”

Tomas Vaiciunas, COO of Nascent, adds, “Racing with SGP eliminates the need for individuals to maintain expensive dedicated servers. Every simracer will be able to freely host their races on our platform, developed on Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS). High skill drivers will be noticed by one of our artificial intelligence smart features like Talent Identification, enabling teams and organizations to easily recruit top talent across the globe. Our AI also enables recommendations for further driver development.”

A limited beta test of the platform is set to begin in March. Additional features will be released to testers over the coming months, with a wider public beta planned for Q2 2020. The Simracing.GP beta will launch with Assetto Corsa support. Future versions will include support for Assetto Corsa Competizione, Automobilista 2, Project Cars 2, rFactor 2. The platform is extendible to support upcoming titles.

About Simracing.GP
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Simracing.GP is a new online platform for simracing esports aiming to provide a better racing experience. The platform simplifies managing and hosting online practice sessions, single races, and championships. SGP is a joint venture between RaceDepartment -- world's largest sim racing and motorsport website -- and US-based technology investor Nascent.

About RaceDepartment
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RaceDepartment is one of the oldest and largest simracing websites with an average of 1.5 million monthly website visits and over 1 million registered users generating more than 100 million pageviews per year.

About Nascent
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Nascent is a technology investor with a focus on experimental digital products. Nascent areas of expertise include esports, AI solutions (Computer Vision, object recognition), cloud services, gaming and mobile applications. Nascent is headquartered in New York, USA, with R&D office in Sunrise Valley Tech Park, Vilnius, Lithuania.

For additional information, please contact:

Mantas Miksys
, Head of Marketing of Simracing.GP: marketing@simracing.gp
Bram Hengeveld, CEO of RaceDepartment B.V.: bram.hengeveld@racedepartment.com
Tomas Vaiciunas, COO of Nascent, LLC: tomas@nascent-works.com
 

Bram Hengeveld

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I hope the latency from Brazil not too much
The servers of Amazon are on various locations throughout the world and also very close to Brazil so you can count on top quality.

Dirty drivers will have not much space on SGP. People from the entire simracing community are signing up via their steam account to participate in their own leagues on the SGP platform. Over time more and more series will be using SGP and the classic rammers from the public lobbies will not want to jeopardize their access as that would mean they can't join any simracing series anymore once your steamaccount is revoked access. Unless they are happy to repurchase their entire library of games of course.

This is of course the ultimate final resolution as this will only ever apply to those that are only online to ruin the fun of others by u-turning, driving a lap in reverse to take out the field etc.
 

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Sounds very interesting indeed, but a couple of questions?

1) What platform will this support (Console / PC)
2) What sims will this support?
3) If PC is supported, will High quality mods be allowed?

Watching with interest

Cheers

Shaun
 

Bram Hengeveld

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Sounds very interesting indeed, but a couple of questions?

1) What platform will this support (Console / PC)
2) What sims will this support?
3) If PC is supported, will High quality mods be allowed?

Watching with interest

Cheers

Shaun
We are offering a free service for the entire community for PC racing games. The supported titles are listed in the press release above (AC is active already in the beta with ACC, RF2, PC2, AMS2 following later)

We have three full time platform developers on board who's only task is to build SGP for at least three years guaranteed (funded by ourselves). Mods and a dozen cool other features are of course considered. I will not spill all the beans yet but top quality modders active in the simracing community will eventually get what they deserve: recognition and a lot of possibilities!
 

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We start with free services for the entire community for PC racing games. The supported titles are listed in the press release above (AC, ACC, RF2, PC2, AMS2 with of course other titles which can be added)

We have three full time platform developers on board who's only task is to build SGP for at least three years guaranteed (funded by ourselves). Mods and a dozen other cool features are of course considered. I will not spill all the beans yet but top quality modders active in the simracing community will eventually get what they deserve: recognition and a lot of possibilities!
Thank you for your detailed reply there Bram.

Regards

Shaun
 
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Already in for the beta. Cannot wait! It’ll be nice to have a one stop shop for racing. Like a multi game iracing platform. Or the Amazon of simracing :) something for everyone.
 

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The servers of Amazon are on various locations throughout the world and also very close to Brazil so you can count on top quality.

Dirty drivers will have not much space on SGP. People from the entire simracing community are signing up via their steam account to participate in their own leagues. Over time more and more series will be using the SGP platform and the classic rammers from the public lobbies will not want to jeopardize their access as that would mean they can't join any simracing series anymore once your steamaccount is revoked access. Unless they are happy to repurchase their entire library of games of course.

This is of course the ultimate final resolution as this will only ever apply to those that are only online to ruin the fun of others by u-turning, driving a lap in reverse to take out the field etc.
Thank you Bram for the fast reply.

Oh yeah! Let's race!!!
 

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@Bram Hengeveld this is obviously going to be subscription based.

I know you said "free to start with"
Nope. It's a free service as long as it's fair use, no subscription is needed if you don't want to and this is a service for all drivers, leagues and esport series out there. A unique third party tool everybody will benefit from once it goes full steam ahead.
 

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Nope. It's a free service as long it's fair use, no subscription needed if you don't want to and this is a service for all leagues and esport series out there. A unique third party tool everybody will benefit from once it goes full steam ahead.
WOW, seriously, that is amazing.

You have an eSports Team backed by a BTCC team fully supportive of this

Regards

Shaun