Alpine has announced the return of its Esports Championship, where gamers compete to win a shot at a real-world Alpine A110 GT4 test.
The Alpine Esports Championship can be entered by anyone with a copy of Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa Competizione on PC, plus its GT4 Pack DLC, with all players driving ACC’s Alpine A110 GT4.
Through in-game qualifying, 35 drivers will hit the track for a three-race championship, competing for $60,000 in Alpine Fan Tokens, a Trak Racer Alpine Racing TRX simulator rig, a BenQ Mobiuz EX3410R curved monitor and other exclusive Alpine Esports merchandise.
The headline prize is the GT4 drive, however, which 2021 and 2022 winners – Jaroslav Honzik and James Baldwin respectively – are coincidentally enjoying today (28th February 2023).
Sponsored by cryptocurrency exchange firm Binance, qualifying for the Alpine Esports Championship runs between the 27th of March and the 9th of April, with the first double-header round beginning on the 27th of April.
Alpine’s Esports series aims to continue the growth seen from the 2021 and 2022 editions, with aims of more than 500,000 viewers in 2023 (up from 30,000 in 2021 and 259,000 in 2022).
“We had more than 3000 participants last year who tried to qualify in the top 30. So I think it has been a great success. And we’re going to continue to build upon that, the fan experience, the fan engagement in terms of broadcasts, [while] always trying to innovate in what we’re doing,” commented Richard Arnaud, President of Race Clutch, partner organisation of Alpine Esports.
“I think the racing format, very short qualification, sprint and main race, [is] just short enough to get you on the edge of your seat every time. So I think we’re going to continue on that path and just continue to improve the product,” he continued.
Are you interested in participating in the Alpine Esports Championship? Let us know in the comments below. Also, listen to our latest podcast episode where we spoke to Alpine representatives about its big sim racing investment.
Alpine Esports Championship 2023 calendar
- Qualifying – 27th March – 9th April
- Round 1 – 27th April
- Round 2 – 11th May
- Round 3 – 25th May