Porsche partners with Forza for its first regional Asia Pacific esports tournament

Porsche Asia Pacific and Porsche Cars Australia have teamed up with the critically acclaimed racer Forza Motorsport 7 to present the Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup.

Virtual racers can suit up as the tournament is currently open for registrations for Asia Pacific drivers who are ready to take on some of the most legendary tracks in the world like Bathurst, Nürburgring, Le Mans, Silverstone and Hockenheimring.

Drivers will compete in three Rival Qualifying Races, each taking place over a week from September 29 to October 18. At the end of the third Race, the top 16 racers with the most points will qualify as finalists (3 per country), culminating in the Grand finals on October 31 to be crowned the first champion of the Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup.

You can check a detailed schedule and mechanic list below:

First Rivals Qualifier Week: 29th September (00:00 GMT+8) to 4th October (23:59 GMT+8) 

Races will begin in a Porsche 918 Spyder, the super sports car that holds the distinction of being the first series production car to beat the record of seven minutes set for a lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2013. The race will take place on the Forza Motorsport 7 Bathurst track, a picturesque rollercoaster circuit, which offers an extraordinary mix of 23 fast and slow corners, and gradients of up to 16 percent.

Second Rivals Qualifier Week: 6th October (00:00 GMT+8) to 11th October (23:59 GMT+8)

Competitors will race at the world’s most demanding race track, the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, in the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which is traditionally the highest street-legal performance stage of the 911 that pushes new limits with its four-litre, six-cylinder naturally aspirated engine.

Third Rivals Qualifier Week: 13th October (00:00 GMT+8) to 18th October (23:59 GMT+8)

The third Rivals Qualifier Week will take competitors to Le Mans in the very car that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times in a row – the Porsche 919 Hybrid, which also boasts the remarkable track record of clinching pole position twice at the race, and earning six titles in the World Endurance Championship from 2015 to 2017.

Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup – Grand Finals: 31st October (Starts at 18:00 GMT+8)
Finally, the top 16 players, limited to a maximum of three players from one country, will compete to bring home the first Porsche Asia Pacific Forza Cup over two races in a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, the sports car that represents pure motorsport and delivers a lightweight, well-balanced performance.

The ultimate prize? A coveted opportunity to race on the Porsche Experience Centre Hockenheimring in 2021, which will take them on the Centre’s handling track, off-road course and dynamic surface, taking their racing experience to new heights.

The online tournament is open to players from the Asia Pacific region who hold a Xbox Game Pass and have either access to a PC, Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X.

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