Online Qualifiers of 2023 'Porsche Esports Challenge USA' to Commence 10 July in Gran Turismo 7! Get in the Driving Seat and Win a Place at the Grand Final!
Porsche North America has announced that the Grand Final of the ‘Porsche Esports Challenge USA’ virtual racing competition will be held in September during the world's biggest Porsche festival, the Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7 (RR7), and that the online qualifying rounds of the competition will be hosted on Gran Turismo 7 from July 10 2023.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7（RR7）
RR7 is a festival which brings Porsche fans together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Porsche and will take place from 28 September to October 1, 2023, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna
The Porsche Esports Challenge USA is a North America-exclusive Porsche e-sports competition that began in 2022. This year, a total of 16 people will qualify for the Grand Final where the top three win the following cash prizes plus a ‘TAG Heuer Connected Calibre E4 Porsche Edition Watch’.
1st Place - $15,000
2nd Place - $10,000
3rd Place - $5,000
■Two paths to the Grand Final at RR7
There are two ways to qualify for the Porsche Esports Challenge USA Grand Final at RR7 – an online qualification and an offline qualification competition.
The online qualification will take place in the ‘Online Time Trial’ of Sport Mode in Gran Turismo 7 from July 10th to 30th through a series of three weekly time trials. The top three drivers (12 in total) from each of these rounds will be invited to the finals at RR7.
To celebrate the 75th anniversary of Porsche in 2023, the three online qualifying rounds will feature significant cars from Porsche’s long history. Players will battle it out in some of the most iconic Porsche cars ever designed for a place at September’s Grand Final.
Furthermore, players who enter an online qualifying race and record a time will receive the car used in that respective round, meaning players can receive a total of three iconic Porsche cars if they enter all three.
Online Qualifying Schedule
|Round 1||Monday, July 10-16th||Porsche 917K ’70||Circuit de la Sarthe (24h of Le Mans)|
|Round 2||Monday, July 17-23rd||Porsche 959 ’87||Sardegna Windmills|
|Round 3||Monday July 24-30th||Porsche 911 RSR (991) 2017||Daytona International Speedway (Road Course)|
Car Ticket Distribution Schedule
|Round 1||July 17 20:00 – Aug 17 19:59 PST|
|Round 2||July 24 20:00 – Aug 24 19:59 PST|
|Round 3||July 31 20:00 – Aug 31 19:59 PST|
*Car Ticket can be found in 'Garage' under 'Gifts' during the collection period.
The Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta* and three U.S. Porsche centers will host offline qualifying competitions. Competing drivers will be tasked with submitting their fastest lap on WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) ‘16. The top four fastest drivers across all offline qualifiers will be invited to the Grand Finals.
|Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles (Carson, CA)||June 11|
|Porsche Redwood City (San Francisco, CA)||June 16-17|
|Porsche Bethesda (Rockville Pike, North Bathesda, Maryland)||June 23-24|
|Porsche Paul Miller (Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ)||July 14-15|
|Champion Porsche (Pompano Beach, FL)||July 21-22|
|Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)||July 28-29|
* To attend the offline qualifier at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta (PECATL), individuals must first send an email that includes their first and last name to the organizers at email@example.com. For all other locations, perspective competitors need to visit the appropriate dealership during regular business hours on the day of the competition.
For the latest information on the Porsche Rennsport Reunion 7 or Porsche Esports Challenge USA, please see the official Porsche website.
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