GT5 Asia Online Tournament Begins Today

Gran Turismo 5 155 April 9, 2012 by

Following last year’s successful Asia Online tournament, SCEA have today launched a second event.

Unlike last year’s entirely online tournament, managed through Friend requests, this year’s event is much more closely modelled on GT Academy and starts today with a time trial qualifier. This takes the form of a Seasonal Event (called “Asia Online Tournament 2012”) consisting of a hotlap of Fuji Speedway F using a Nissan Calsonic Impul GT-R (Super GT) ’08 on Racing Hard tyres.

Following the first round of time trial qualifications, the players with the top six times in each of the six eligible countries – Malaysia, Singapore, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong – will be invited to regional finals. Each winner is then invited to the Super GT event at Sepang, Malaysia, for the grand final with the overall winner given a trophy and tickets, flights and hotel accommodation for the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. All participants receive an in-game car – the Nissan Calsonic Impul GT-R (Super GT) ’08 – for beating the gold time in the qualifier event.

Overall prize: Two-way air tickets and hotel accommodation to attend Tokyo Game Show 2012 in September 2012 and a Trophy for the Asian Championship.
Regional Matches – 1st Place: Two-way air tickets and hotel accommodation to Malaysia to attend the Asia Final in Sepang Circuit Malaysia at Super GT Sepang Grand Prix and SGD160 PSN Money Voucher
Regional Matches – 2nd Place: SGD320 (~$250) PSN Money Voucher
Regional Matches – 3rd Place: SGD160 (~$125) PSN Money Voucher
All participants: In-game car Nissan Calsonic Impul GT-R (Super GT) ’08 (if Gold trophy achieved)

The qualification round starts today and lasts until April 22nd, with the results announced and the regional finals during May. The Asia final is on June 10th, the day of the 3rd round of Super GT at Sepang.

Full details on the qualifier, regional finals and final, including all rules are available here. Thanks to Hafiz for the original tip.

GT5 Photomode image courtesy of Adrianf1.

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