Ford South Africa has joined the local e-sports fray with a South African specific competition set in Gran Turismo Sport.
The Lockdown has seen a surge in the legitimacy of e-sports across the globe and specifically sim racing. Some of the world's best real-life racers have been seen churning out laps on Gran Turismo, Asetto Corsa and iRacing to name just a few of the available sims. South Africa has not been left behind with more and more races taking place, with commentators, driving coaches and even engineers getting involved to help setup cars for race day. It's a serious gig.
Ford South Africa is challenging local racers, gaming enthusiast or even just anyone with a PS4 and GranTurismo to take part in the inaugural #LockdownLaps. The competition takes place soon, being held from 29th June to 1st August 2020. There are prizes available including a state-of-the-art wheel and pedal system and Ford Performance gear. Details on how the format will work will be announced soon, but make sure you register at https://discord.gg/MAMsbmm (you'll need to install the Discord app if you don't have it yet) and then check out the guidelines and FAQ for all the details.
The event is being overseen and run by an experienced esports sim-team with over a decade of competition and league hosting. They are also there to provide answers while ensuring fair and good sportsmanship is maintained throughout the competition.