30 March 2022

Alpine launches the second edition of the Alpine Esports Series

  • The championship is powered by the Binance Fan Token Platform, with $100,000 USD in Alpine Fan Tokens up for grabs across the competition ;
  • Other giveaways include a driving experience in an Alpine GT4, a TRX simulator rig from Trak Racer and BenQ Mobiuz EX3410R curved monitor ; 
  • The series will run on Assetto Corsa Competizione and split across two phases: The qualifiers & the Alpine Esports Series Championship ;
  • Qualifiers will run from April 4th to 17th where the top 30 fastest drivers will qualify for the Alpine Esports Series ;
  • Drivers can sign up here to participate in the qualifiers.

Alpine Esports is pleased to announce the return of the Alpine Esports Series on Assetto Corsa Competizione for the new 2022 season. Now in its second year, the championship will once again be run by sim racing partner Race Clutch and is powered by Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, who became the partner of the BWT Alpine F1 Team and Alpine Esports earlier this year.

Over 1000 drivers applied to take part in the inaugural event in 2021 and this year promises to be even bigger with a range of prizes on offer across the competition including a cash prize of USD $100,000 in Alpine Fan Tokens, Alpine GT4 driving experience, TRX sim racing rig from Trak Racer, BenQ Mobiuz EX3410R curved monitor, and more to be announced soon.

Qualifiers run from April 4th to 17th where the 30 fastest drivers will be selected through the ingame Assetto Corsa Competizione time-trial attack to make it through the second stage, the Alpine Esports Series Championship. To be able to join the qualifiers, players will need to own Assetto Corsa Competizione game and the GT4 pack DLC. The fastest time-trial participant will also instantly win $1,500 worth of Alpine Fan Tokens. The second phase will consist of six races divided into three rounds from April to June.

Alpine Esports Series Championship Dates:

  • Round 1: 28th April (race 1 & 2)
  • Round 2: 12th May (race 3 & 4)
  • Round 3: 23rd June (race 5 & 6)

The championship will be open to drivers across Europe and the UK only with all drivers competing on the Alpine A110 GT4. Defending his title during the competition is the winner of the 2021 edition, Jaroslav “Jardier” Honzik. Joining the qualified drivers will be a series of Alpine Academy drivers, celebrities and sim racing influencers, with sim racing broadcaster, Chris Haye, and Alpine Esports Ambassador, Thom Bower, the commentator of the competition.

We see sim racing as being an evolution of sport with the real and virtual worlds offering a natural synergy that can’t be matched in any other esports or sport categories. Sim racing drivers have a natural driving ability and the realism the technology offers between the game Assetto Corsa Competizione and the rigs makes for compelling entertainment. We’re excited to bring the Alpine Esports Series back for a second year and to see the skills of the top drivers and I would like to thank all of our partners for helping to make this year's offering even bigger.

Cedric Journel, VP Sales & Marketing

Alpine Esports Series aligns seamlessly with Binance Fan Token’s commitment to fostering an exciting new world where the virtual and real worlds meet. Our partnership extends beyond the physical F1 track and into the digital one as well - we want Alpine’s racers and fans to have access to unforgettable experiences, exclusive interactions with the team, and unique benefits that only our Binance Fan Tokens can truly provide. We are determined to help Alpine Esports take the event to the next level with our latest innovations and look forward to the exciting ride ahead!

Wayne Tian, Head of Binance Fan Token

We are very pleased to collaborate on the ambitious program Alpine is creating in esports. More collaborations will come in the future with this outstanding organization.

Valerio Piersanti, VP Licensing and Partnerships at Kunos Simulazioni

Details on the championship circuit and celebrities taking part will be announced soon. The championship will be broadcasted on Alpine Twitch and Youtube channel as well as on Binance Live.

Follow the Alpine Esports Series on Twitter and Instagram.

Founded in 1955 by Jean Rédélé, the brand has set itself apart with its French-style sports cars. In 2018, the brand presents the new A110, a sports car faithful to Alpine’s timeless principles of compactness, lightness, agility and driving pleasure. In 2021, the Alpine Business Unit is created. It thus becomes the brand dedicated to innovative, authentic, exclusive sportscars of Renault Group, benefiting from the heritage and craftmanship of its historic plant in Dieppe, as well as the engineering mastery from Alpine Racing and Alpine Cars teams

Assetto Corsa Competizione is the official GT World Challenge videogame.

Thanks to the extraordinary quality of simulation, the game will allow you to experience the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, competing against official drivers, teams, cars and circuits, reproduced in-game with the highest level of accuracy ever achieved.

Sprint, Endurance and Spa 24 Hours races will come to life with an incredible level of realism, in both single and multiplayer modes.

Assetto Corsa Competizione is born from KUNOS Simulazioni's long-term experience, and it takes full advantage of Unreal Engine 4 to ensure photorealistic weather conditions and graphics, night races, motion capture animations, reaching a new standard in terms of driving realism and immersion, thanks to its further improved tyre and aerodynamic models.

Designed to innovate, Assetto Corsa Competizione will set to promote eSports, bringing players at the heart of the GT World Challenge and putting them behind the wheel of the most prestigious GT racing cars, all reproduced with outstanding level of detail.

Assetto Corsa Competizione is rated “E” for Everyone by ESRB and PEGI 3 for All Ages and is available on PC (Steam), PS4 and Xone.

For more information about Assetto Corsa Competizione, visit www.assettocorsa.net

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