GT Academy: Middle East Announced by IGN

GT Academy 67 September 14, 2012 by

No sooner have the four GT Academy competitions reached their conclusions than a new chapter of GT Academy is announced – and with Dubai long being the ultimate destination for GT Academy winners it should come as no surprise that the emirate is involved.

GT Academy Middle East starts at the GAMES12 convention at Dubai Festival City from September 20th-22nd with a wildcard competition. Shortly after that, Middle East gamers from eligible territories will get the chance to download a standalone GT Academy game, much as with the four GT Academy regions have already experienced this year. The 16 fastest gamers in the online test will be joined by 9 wildcard gamers from regional events like GAMES12.

These best 25 gamers will face a series of regional head-to-head gaming challenges to whittle the field down to eight before the familiar Silverstone final in March 2013 tests their fitness, personality and driving ability to determine a single winner.

Eligible territories are those within the Gulf Cooperation Council – Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – and you can already find the event being discussed in our forums.

With thanks to Vette_Drift for the quick tip. Image courtesy of ShadowPeter.

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