Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Toyota PH Reveals More Details on GR Supra E-Sports Program


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has released more details of its first e-sports program: the GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines. Organized under Toyota’s global Gazoo Racing brand, the virtual racing tournament will start in July, and aims to find the Philippines’s top e-sports racers who will represent the country in the Asian Regional Round in the last quarter of this year.

Filipino gamers (location of registered Playstation Network or PSN account does not matter) aged 18 and above, will get the chance to race against other participants with a chance to represent the country against competitors from Asia Pacific countries in the GR Supra GT Cup Asia Regional Round. Participants will get to race Toyota’s iconic flagship sports car—the 2020 GR Supra in the Gran Turismo Sport game on Playstation 4. There will be two classes open to the public:
  • Promotional Class – for novice drivers with no professional e-sports background
  • Sporting Class – for intermediate and professional e-racers
The qualifying rounds will start this July and will be concluded with the grand finals in August, in time for the regional competition towards the latter part of the year. Players will not be required to use racing rigs, but items such as fuel, tires, and other vehicle settings will be standardized for an even playing field.

To join, interested players may checkout the complete mechanics and register online via this link.

TMP will also open the Junior Class, where racers below 18 years old can join. Winners, however, cannot qualify for the regional round in compliance with the international tournament rules.

“Because of the current situation, we have decided to postpone VRF this year for safety reasons. The good news is, our waku-doki spirit lives on. This 2020, we are launching the GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines,” says TMP President Mr. Atsuhiro Okamoto “This e-motorsports program will not only continue Toyota’s racing legacy, but will also discover the Philippines’s top e-Sports talents. We are very excited to find them so they can represent the country in our international races.”

Aside from this, TMP also announced its support to several front liners who have been working tirelessly to keep road safety in check.

“Our motorsports programs have always been linked with our responsible driving and road safety advocacy. The GR Supra GT Cup is no different.” Announced TMP Executive Vice President Mr. Kei Mizuguchi “We are encouraging our racers and livestream viewers to donate any amount to be used for to provide food packs for military, police and medical front liners deployed to man our highways and checkpoints. TMP will match the donation from racers and viewers to reach out to more front liners! It’s our simple way of helping and thanking them for keeping us safe on the road during these challenging times.”

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