The Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific will be played in Gran Turismo Sport, a game designed for Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation®41 console. The tournament is open to participants from markets of Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia including Taiwan, Singapore, and more, who will collect points across five qualifying rounds, each of which shall comprise two competition slots. The five top-scoring racers from each market will make it through to the next stage, with the ultimate winner receiving an all-expenses paid weekend in Tokyo, which will include a Porsche Experience Centre Tokyo experience and many more Porsche moments.
The ‘Porsche Gran Turismo Cup Asia Pacific’ will be officially sponsored by BOSE, a premium audio company, TAG Heuer, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, and HUGO BOSS, a German luxury fashion house. Detailed information such as the event schedule, overall standings, and etc. can be found on Porsche Korea’s official social media including Instagram and KakaoTalk Channel.
Porsche has organized E-sports events such as ‘Porsche SimRacing Trophy’, ‘Porsche E-sports Supercup’ and has formed independent E-Sports teams to participate in ’24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual 2020’ and ‘E-sports Days at IAA’, making it one of the forerunning automobile brands to engage in E-sports racing.
Porsche Korea has also signed a partnership with Nexon Co., Ltd. (CEO Lee Jung-hun) on December, 2020 to launch the ‘Taycan 4S’ as a new Kart in PC and mobile games based on ‘Kar-tRider’ IP (Intellectual Property), and held E-sports event ‘KartRider Rush Plus Super Match’, strengthening E-sports marketing campaigns in Korea.