Win Tickets to the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a GT Sport Online Competition

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. Baka_Marimo

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    I just did a really sloppy 58.343 after a couple of laps. Definitely not my type of car! :lol: However, if all you have to do is upload a video of your lap, wouldn't it be really easy to play around with the settings to gain an unfair advantage over the competition? The rules say that you have to use the default settings but as long as someone doesn't make it blindingly obvious (for instance by changing the transmission to a degree where they are in an impossible gear at a certain speed) there's no real way to ensure players are abiding by this. I think that ditching this rule would've been the better option.
     
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    Gonna give this a shot. Last year seemed abit of a mess so hopefully things were learned and improvements were made.

    Here's the attempt from last year:

     
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    Anyone know if this is open to international competitors or just UK?
     
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    From what I've read, I don't seem to see a portion where its stated to be only for UK residents.
     
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    What is their definition of a professional e-sports player?

    Likewise if you just upload a clip to social media there is no way to confirm if you are using stock settings and standard power/weight...
     
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    Seriously, you're asking me what "their" definition is ?
    How about you click the link and ask them,contact info is at the bottom of the page and the official rules are about half way down at the link that says "click here".:idea:
     
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    If you currently make money from e-sports or are sponsored by anyone then you're considered a professional.
     
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    I would say: if you can life from your doing (esport, sport, regular work) because you earn so much money from this activity, than your professional in this area.

    Besides: Will there be a kind of a leader board with the times to evaluate my own time?
     
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    Last year's competition was a complete mess tbh. People were using different settings, different tyres, TC, using h-shifter to upshift and paddles to downshift. Unless there's an official entry in the game's TT section there is no way to police the settings.

    Just have fun, but don't expect too much out of it unless you're an alien :p
     
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    Just a point of discussion, as I don't think there is enough money in Gran Turismo sim racing to start excluding people from competitions on the basis of whether they're considered a professional or not.

    To me, you're a professional in a certain sport/e-sport if you make enough money to do it as a full-time job... I am not aware of anyone who affords to do this by playing Gran Turismo.
     
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    I guess in theory, a Pro from another game could jump on GT to run laps for the prize. That would be about the only way I could see it happening in GT.
     
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    There are people who make a healthy living through YouTube via GT Sport (and other sim racing franchises). Yes, sure they're not necessarily "professional" but they could be considered as such, seeing as they make a living through racing online.

    I think the main thing here is they're trying to exclude people who race professionally, be it through an e-sports channel or for a professional team but also dabble in e-sports, to make it possible for us non-pro's to stand a remote chance of posting a competitive time.

    Not that I stand a chance, unless we're talking about an entry pool of about 75 people!
     
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    If it's subtle enough, yes, you can get away with it (and note that CSA is not banned), but this year the prize isn't for the leaderboard. The leaderboard is just an amuse bouche for the online heats in June, and you won't get through that with shenanigans.
     
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    To be a real stickler for the terms and conditions ..... it doesn't actually say a GTSport professional. It just says "professional e-sports player".

    So in theory professionals from other games are actually the only ones who can't take part :lol:
     
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    I won the time trial for this competition last year but was contacted by Goodwood saying I've not won because they deemed me as being a Professional due to being in the Williams Esports team. I explained that I'm not a pro gamer, not even semi-pro, and that I do it as a hobby and still have a full time day job.

    I'm not part of the main Williams team any more but I'm not even going to bother with this one.
     
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    I'm assuming the criteria for what they consider "professional" are that you:

    - Are paid or Sponsored by a brand when you compete
    - Are part of a team (Redline, Williams E-Sports, etc)
    - Have made consecutive appearances in an E-Sports event

    That would be my best guess.
     
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    what happened to the winners from last year? Did they not get the tickets for this years event july 8th- july 11th and everyone just wasted their time?
    I finished 6th in this last year and took it for granted the winners would already have tickets in hand???

    Seems a massive shambles to me :tdown::rolleyes: Here's last years finish order...

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    Here's my final lap from the event .. it was not easy!



    Good luck to whoever wins this year maybe you will be lucky enough to actually get a prize haha :lol:
     
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    Is that Ed Jones from Indycar and Anthony Reid erstwhile grumpy Scottish BTCC driver on that leaderboard getting beat by some GTPlanet regulars? :gtpflag:
     
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    I'm mates with the guy who finished second and he's not been contacted by Goodwood so to answer your question @Mr P, it seems that no prize did get handed out.

    And now the cheeky buggers have tagged me in a tweet still saying I won last year's competition. The cheek :lol:

     
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    That's just wrong.. but nothing shocks me anymore! scammers are everywhere and this silly competition was a complete shambles! how the hell they have the brass nuts to put you down as last years winner without being rewarded is just ludicrous :confused: I wouldn't let them use my name in this years farce.. take a lawsuit out against them mate :lol::lol::tup:
     
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    :lol: It would have been nice to go but won't be the same in the current climate I don't think!
     
  24. TAU_GTP

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    Not exactly setting the place on fire, but I did a lap on the darkest setting which was good fun :D