A new esports competition is on its way for fans of motorcycle sim racing. The World’s Fastest Motorcycle Gamer challenge starts on 29th January and lasts through the 21st of May.
The competition is a joint effort between the American Motorcyclist Association, or AMA for short, and Init Esports, a female-led producer of online competitions and real-life esport events across multiple sports, industries and platforms.
Utilizing RiMS Racing, the motorcycle racing simulator by NACON and RaceWard, participants have the opportunity in the World’s Fastest Motorcycle Gamer challenge to be the first to win an official AMA esports title. While the competition will be free to enter, they will need to have purchased an AMA esports digital license to participate.
Per the release, the reason for requiring the license is to both “increase accountability in esports” and also to “introduce gamers to the motorcycle industry.” Essentially, the program hopes to turn “gamers into riders and riders into gamers” through the new competition.
The upcoming challenge will take place in two phases across four different venues within the RiMS Racing platform.
The first phase will pin competitors against one another at Laguna Seca, Silverstone, the Million-Dollar Highway and the Great Victoria Desert Road. Phase two will allow those competitors to “improve their laps times” at the Million-Dollar Highway, Silverstone and Laguna Seca.
There will be varied conditions in the competition with differing road, track and weather conditions to look forward to. Those with the fastest combined times on all four tracks or roads will be the winners. The top three finishers will all receive prizes still to be announced. The winner, however, will get the official AMA title and a 2-day U.S. Superbike team experience, with more details to be shared at a later date.
If you have RiMS Racing on Xbox, PlayStation or on Steam, once you link your account with your acquired AMA esports license, you’ll be ready to go. What do you think of this new esports competition on RiMS Racing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!