GT Sport as a college Esport

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by MOPARbarrett5, May 8, 2020.

  1. MOPARbarrett5

    MOPARbarrett5 Premium

    United States
    My college, the University of Kentucky is starting to implement iRacing campus wide as a recent graduate who now works for a NASCAR Cup team is promoting the game.

    As the school year is ending I am beginning to contact the University about specifics of how iRacing will be used among students (casual meetups, official clubs, or maybe even compete against other schools). From what I have learned so far future, current, and graduate students can all compete in Esports though many exact events are to be determined due to COVID-19. The university is open to taking new games if possible.

    Is anyone here interested in competing in racing simulator Esports on a college level (also including alumi and faculty)? If so would GT Sport be a good game to use for this platform? I am definitely interested and while GT Sport isn't as realistic as other competitors, it is still the newest installment in a very popular franchise and is more accessible to the general public with players still being competitive with controllers and not needing paid DLC for the bulk of the game.
    I will look more into what my university is doing now that I have more time since classes have finished, so I will update this thread if there is more information.
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