Closed to Canada?

Discussion in 'GT Academy' started by mrman2887, May 3, 2012.

  1. mrman2887

    Canada Ontario
    PSN:mrman2887

    is it true that Canadians are not eligable for continuing past the 1st stage of GT academy(the ps3 stage)??
  2. GT Motion

    San Diego, CA
    PSN:GT-Motion

    Canada has some pretty crazy laws and what not when it comes to contests. Someone posted it before that depending on the province or area of Canada you are from rules could be different, so they just exclude Canada all together just to avoid the headache.
  3. Müle

    Premium
    Canada Lesbianland
    PSN:MULE_9242

    Blame Quebec, basically.
  4. mrman2887

    Canada Ontario
    PSN:mrman2887

    dang! ok thanks guys
  5. occasionalracer

    Germany Toronto, Canada

    ^^ Seen you in the rankings mrman, nice times! Unfortunetly we can only play for fun...
  6. BlacqueJacques

    Canada Courtenay BC
    PSN:GTP_BlacqueJack

    At least we get to download and play the Academy 2012 Demo-I thought we would not even get that!

    Note: I am in B.C.
    Last edited: May 4, 2012
  7. lapierre4

    Canada Montreal
    PSN:lapierre4

    Your comment made me quite laugh lol.
  8. TankAss95

    Scotland United Kingdom
    PSN:TankAss95

    It made me laugh, too. :lol:
  9. RustyGunzz

    Canada Windsor
    PSN:RustyGunzz

    Damn Frenchy's the only good thing they gave the rest of the country is Poutine.
  10. 1241Penguin

    Premium
    Canada Canada
    PSN:R1241Penguin

    If I'm honest, it's not like the majority of participants will actually make it to the finals anyway. :lol:
  11. Nish

    Premium
    Canada Windsor, Ont
    PSN:GTP_NishRacer

    Mmmmm poutine and hey fellow 519 resident :sly:. I wish we were eligible, even though I currently have no license or even a wheel at this point I am regularly in the top 500 in seasonal's and top 800's so far for GT-A. My wheel should be here next month but I highly doubt I'll be used to it before the end.

    Other than that it would be great if all countries could compete but I bet all left out are for political reasons. There would be no logical reasons for Nissan to pass up on a great driver just because they are Canadian. Remember though only 15 countries are included, which means we are only one of the 181 countries left out. I think Japan is left out as well, if anyone should be mad its them.
  12. Bluntified

    Canada Sauga, Ontario
    PSN:Bluntified

    It has something to do with claiming prizes outside your area of residence, which is Canada for us. We can't claim prizes from outside the country. I think this has something to to with trade agreements with other countries.

    The only way around this, is to have residency where the prize originates. For example, Canadians couldn't go to the states and win their lottary, we have to live there to claim.

    Sucks, I know.
  13. RustyGunzz

    Canada Windsor
    PSN:RustyGunzz

    Actually Canadians can go to the states and play the lotto, as well as any other type of gambling that has a potential payout. I in no way think im good enough to qualify for GT-A finals but it would be nice to see my country represented.
  14. mathieub33

    Canada QC, CANADA
    PSN:mathieub33

    LOL

    Hahaha... and you know what guys... Quebec have a racing tradition...
    The best driver in Canada always come from Quebec... Villeneuve Familly, Patrick Carpentier, Tagliani, Ranger

    Who wanna do a 200 lap Nascar race at Daytona?... We will show you ( me and Macasio, Dav4ws, Dart69,Ranger, Amx.. you know these name?... We beat Usa guy OGR, MGD, AMP, SHADOW RCN, frequently and then they kick us out of the room everytime loll and they kick us just because we speak french ridiculous.. we are the best clean drivers, respect people... english canadian are drunk, burp and fart online in my ears i can't believe that.. usa guys from california or around new york are ok too and no problem with them even if we speak french they accept that

    Hope we have a chance to qualify coz this morning i was 2nd in Canada and 131 in the world on 2.1 and top 250 on 1.1 & 1.2


    Level 40 Aspec,Bspec, 100% game completion, i got all cars..
  15. mathieub33

    Canada QC, CANADA
    PSN:mathieub33

    What about Montreal Canadiens 24 Stanley Cup.... We have more cup than all the rest of the Canada together loll

    We have Mario Lemieux, Guy Laliberté Cirque du Soleil, Céline Dion

    We have the Montreal F1 Grand Prix... we have NationWide races..

    The most part of the biggest Canada's enterprise are in Quebec... Quebec innovates...

    Canada needs Quebec more than Quebec needs Canada

    and we are not 519... loll we are 8 millions on the 34 millions of the Canada... Only 8 millions and look at the number of Worldwide realisations..

    Except Ontario.. there is only farmers in the rest of the Canada lol
  16. Bluntified

    Canada Sauga, Ontario
    PSN:Bluntified

    You can play the lotto but can't claim anything. The fist time ever where we were allowed to play and claim was a month ago, the Mega millions or something like that, it was on the news. We can claim casino winnings up to a certain amount per day ($3000? can't remember exactly), the US governenent takes a huge percentage from it, from that point, up.

    We're even excluded from online/internet contests for this reason.
  17. Ben78

    Canada (Outaouais) Québec.
    PSN:XxBen78xX

    Ignorance at it's best.

    But you're from Windsor, I pity you.
  18. GTP_CargoRatt

    Premium
    United States Adrian, Mich.
    PSN:cargorat323

    You know, this is very unfortunate for the residents of Canada. I know and have raced with some very good drivers from Canada. I think they deserve a shot at this aswell. Its a shame you guys arn't allowed to compete.
  19. Nish

    Premium
    Canada Windsor, Ont
    PSN:GTP_NishRacer

    519 is the area code not sure why the "and we are not 519... loll we are 8 millions on the 34 millions of the Canada" comment. I only know a few people from Quebec in my personal life and all of them hail from Chateauguay, nice people. One's I met in Montreal different story but that was just the usual big city annoyances there.
  20. killerjimbag

    Canada The Great White North
    PSN:abetterplaya

    I think you are missing some guys from outside of Quebec.
    Ron Fellows,Paul Tracey, Roberts Wickens,Greg Moore and some others I have forgot.Who doesn't beat MGD AMP and the rest of them.You are actually bragging that you beat them.OGR are usually pretty good guys and yes I have raced with you guys too.Pretty sad if you say your getting beaten by a drunken guy from Ontario,cause that's usually what happens when you come in Jactors or Monkeys rooms.Just stating a fact my friend cause we routinely beat you guys.:sly:
  21. RustyGunzz

    Canada Windsor
    PSN:RustyGunzz

    OK guys I was being sarcastic and a little of a *(richard)* given the bad wrap french people get in and from other Canadians. Im half french, and proud of it. My first post was not to be taken seriously.

    As for the lotto.... I'm not sure about the prize limit but I know people who have played the lotto for years in Michigan, I also know people who play in poker tournys. I know the daily limit to cross the border without claming it is 10K.
  22. mykem

    Premium

    Exactly. The latest big name Quebec bred (although French born) driver is Bruno Spengler who's driving in the DTM series for BMW.
  23. Blank_Redge

    United States Los Angeles area, CA

    ...Celine Dion isn't anything to be proud of, mon ami. ;)
  24. mathieub33

    Canada QC, CANADA
    PSN:mathieub33

    lollll i agree :p




    abetterplaya .... Paul Tracy are you serious lolll, one of the worst driver ever lollll... i agree Greg Moore was unbelievebable one of my favorite
  25. Wardez

    Moderator
    United States Las Vegas UTC-8
    PSN:Wardez

  26. killerjimbag

    Canada The Great White North
    PSN:abetterplaya

    Really add Tags and Carpentier total wins in Izod and Indy and see who was a better driver them or Tracey.
    Lets see Tags has a big fat zero wins in Indy or Izod.
    Carpentier has 5 wins in both series.

    Lets see Tracey has 31 wins in Cart a Championship and was one of the best go cart drivers ever to come out Canada.
    Get your facts straight.
    Ron Fellows is probably the best Road Course driver in North America in any car.
    As for Moore a tragedy and would have been the best of them all.
    Here is a link for you so you can see for yourself.

    http://racing-reference.info/

    Type in the name and look for yourself.
  27. killerjimbag

    Canada The Great White North
    PSN:abetterplaya

    Robert Wickens is actually from my home town of Guelph Ontario and is next in line for an F1 ride my friends,he went to school with my son.He now lists Toronto as his home town.

    http://www.formulatwo.com/drivers/robert-wickens.aspx
  28. Müle

    Premium
    Canada Lesbianland
    PSN:MULE_9242

  29. mathieub33

    Canada QC, CANADA
    PSN:mathieub33

    Paul Tracy not fairplay
  30. Wardez

    Moderator
    United States Las Vegas UTC-8
    PSN:Wardez

    hah, I wasn't serious. I love and adore Canada and Canadians. Some of my favorite people and most of my favorite music (Emily Haines, Arcade Fire, The Dears, Switch Step, Metric, Death From Above '79 to name a few).

    I also happened to've encountered some of the fastest drivers around in GT5 and a lot (unproportianately so) are Canucks. So if they were allowed to compete, we'd have quite a contender going in for sure.
    If Canada made it
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