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Speed is all that Counts: GT5 Asia Online Tournament 2012 – Super GT Cup

Still remember the thrill of leaving a mark on the track at the GT5 Asia Online Tournament last year? It’s time to fill your gasoline tank as GT5 Asia Online Tournament is back on PlayStation®Network! Race to the top and fly to Malaysia representing your region to compete with other top racers from Asia in Sepang Circuit Malaysia at SUPER GT Round3 in Malaysia on 10th Jun 2012! This may earn you awesome amount of PSN voucher and an extra free trip to Tokyo Game Show 2012! What’s more! The winner will have the chance to visit Polyphony Digital Studio and have dinner with Gran Turismo series producer, Kazunori Yamauchi.

The tournament will be divided into Regional Tournaments, Regional Finals and Asia Final. It is open to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) members* from Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Some of the tournament prizes will be sent to the participants’ email address or home address registered in their SEN accounts, so don’t forget to ensure the accuracy and validity of your registered information before you enter the competition.

* PlayStation®Network membership has been renamed to Sony Entertainment Network since 6 February 2012.

Tournament Structure

Qualification Match

(9th – 22th April 2012)
GT5 Special Events -
Free and unlimited entry

Regional Finals

(May 2012)
Participants:
Top 6 from each regional match

Asia Final

(10th June 2012)
Participants:
Top racer of each region

Match Details

Qualification Matches
Date9th – 22nd April, 2012
How to participate
  • Connect your PS3™ to the Internet.
  • Go into GT5 game.
  • Select "Seasonal Event" under "GT Mode".
  • Select "Asia Online Tournament 2012".
  • Participants will then be assigned automatically to the appropriate regional matches according to their "Region" as registered with their SEN accounts.
  • Participants can then start the time trial, and participants' best lap time is applied.
  • There is no limitation on no. of times of trial.
Race courseFuji Speedway F
Car ModelNissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R (SUPER GT) '08
Tire setting : Racing Hard (R1)
* This car will be temporarily loaded to the participants’ garage automatically when they join the event. All participants who gain gold trophy will be awarded with this car (in My Home) after the race.
How to win
  • All participants will be ranked according to the time they spent to finish the race course.
  • Top 6 participants can enter the Regional Finals which will be held offline.
  • Results will be announced on 4th May 2012.
Regional Final
DateMay 2012
Venue:TBC
How to participate
  • Top 6 racers from each region in the Qualification Match will enter the Regional Final.
  • All regional finalists will be notified separately for the exact date, time, venue and other details of the race.
  • In the Regional Final, the following car models (2 cars per model) of which the conditions will be set to be as similar as possible will be the designated cars for the race:
  • MOTUL AUTHECH GT-R ’08
  • Calsonic IMPUL GT-R ’08
  • YellowHat YMS TOMICA GT-R ’08
  • Racers will take turns to select their own race cars in ascending order of their ranking in the Qualification Matches. Hence, the top racer will be the first one to pick a car, then the top 2 racer, etc.
Race courseFuji Speedway F x 3 laps
How to win
  • All participants are raced against speed. The fastest racer who complete the course in each region becomes the finalist to represent their country in the Asia Final held in Malaysia.
Asia Final
Date10th June 2012
Venue:Sepang Circuit at SUPER GT Round3 in Malaysia
How to participate
  • The winners from each Regional Final match will compete in the Asia Final.
  • All finalists will be sent to Malaysia to compete for Asian Championship.
  • OIn the match, the following car models (2 cars per model) of which the conditions will be set to be as similar as possible will be the designated cars for the race:
  • MOTUL AUTHECH GT-R ’08
  • Calsonic IMPUL GT-R ’08
  • YellowHat YMS TOMICA GT-R ’08
  • Racers will take turns to select their own race cars according to the time attack held before the final race. Hence, the racer with the shortest completion time in the time attack will be the first one to pick a car, then the top 2 racer, etc.
Race courseSuzuka Circuit
How to win
  • All participants are raced against speed. The racer who completes the course the fastest will become the Asia Champion.

Important Dates:

  • 9th -22nd April 2012 - Qualification Matches
  • 4th May 2012 - Result announcement for qualification matches
  • May 2012 - Regional Finals
  • 9th -22nd April 2012 - Result announcement for Regional Finals
  • End-May 2012 Asia Final

Prizes

Asia Champion Two-way air tickets and hotel accommodation to attend Tokyo Game Show 2012 in September 2012 and a Trophy for the Asian Championship.
Polyphony Digital Studio Tour and dinner with Gran Turismo series producer, Kazunori Yamauchi.
Regional Matches - 1st Place (each region): Two-way air tickets and hotel accommodation to Malaysia to attend the Asia Final in Sepang Circuit Malaysia at SUPER GT Round3 in Malaysia on 10 Jun 2012 and HK$1,000 PSN Money Voucher
- 2nd Place (each region): HK$2,000 PSN Money Voucher
- 3rd-10th Place (each region): HK$1,000 PSN Money Voucher
All participants: DL car Nissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R (SUPER GT) '08
*Only for participants who have gained Gold Trophy in the event.


Terms & Conditions:

  • 1. General
    • 1-1. This online tournament is only open to Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) members from Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Members from other regions are not eligible to participate.
    • 1-2. SEN members are obliged to provide real information when registering for a SEN account. To be eligible for this tournament, participants’ registered home address must be in any of the regions listed in terms 1.1 above.
    • 1-3. The region of residence of the participants must be the same as the region registered in their SEN accounts.
    • 1-4. Showing up and participating in the online tournament indicate the understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions listed above and underneath from the contestants.
    • 1-5. SCEH reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior and separate notice.
    • 1-6. In case of disputes, SCEH reserves the rights of final decision.


  • 2. About the Match
    • 2-1. Participants must use the designated car model Nissan Calsonic IMPUL GT-R (SUPER GT) '08 in Qualification Match. In the Regional Final and Asia Final, racers will take turns to pick their own race cars from designated car models (2 cars per model) as their race cars in ascending order of their rankings of their previous match. The conditions of all the race cars will be set to as close as possible but will not be the same. Participants shall be responsible for their own choices.
    • 2-2. Top 6 racers each from Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia will enter Regional Finals. Regional finalists will be notified by individually about the details of the Regional Final match and the results will also be announced on http://www.gran-turismo.com.
    • 2-3. Regional finals will be held on designated dates and time once only in each region. Failing to participate due to any kind of reason will mean a disqualification in the match and will not lead to any re-arrangement of matches.
    • 2-4. Winner of each Regional final will be invited to participate the Asia Final in Malaysia on 10 June 2012. If the winner cannot attend the Final match in Malaysia, the opportunity will fall into the hand of the 2nd place of the Regional Match and so on, but the winner can still get the money voucher.
    • 2-5. SCEH is not liable for any issue caused by any system, network or connection problem during the match, Should there is such a problem, SCEH’s decision will be final.

      SCEH reserves the right to amend any of the above terms without prior notice.