Thursday, June 21, 2018
Fastest Nissan Players at Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship Get to Go to NISMO Festival in Japan
While not exactly GT Academy, Nissan is rewarding gamers who choose Nissan and win in an upcoming official FIA championship made for the Playstation game, Gran Turismo Sport.
The top Nissan drivers in the FIA-certified Gran Turismo Manufacturers Series Championship, conducted on the Gran Turismo Sport Playstation game, win a trip to the NISMO Festival at the Fuji International Speedway in Japan and to the Tokyo headquarters of Polyphony Digital, the developers behind the game.
For now, there are three championships in the Nissan GT Sport Cup – Global. The fastest gamer who selects Nissan as their brand in one of the three FIA Manufacturers Series global regions (the Americas, Asia/Oceania and Europe/Middle East) will win the trip to Japan. They will also receive bespoke Nissan team clothing and coaching from a Nissan/GT Academy mentor at the World Final.
Created by Sony PlayStation in partnership with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the GT Sport championships are the first online e-sports racing championships sanctioned by the FIA. They come 10 years after the launch of the groundbreaking Nissan PlayStation GT Academy program, which has given gamers the chance to become real-life Nissan race car drivers.
“We proved with the Nissan GT Academy that some of the fastest drivers in the world might never have had the opportunity to compete on a race track if it weren’t for gaming,” said Nissan’s global motorsport director, Michael Carcamo. “These guys have gone from the couch to the cockpit and broken the traditional model of how to become a successful racing driver.”
“The level of competition is incredibly fierce,” Carcamo added. “And we’re now seeing that online racing is not only an alternative to the real thing. To be recognized as an official FIA Manufacturers Series Champion through GT Sport is an incredible opportunity, and we’re looking forward to having some of the best gamers in the world represent Nissan.”
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