Following the first five exciting stops of its tour, our RENNSPORT Roadshow goes into summer break.
Between 31 May and 17 July 2022, RENNSPORT took its two containers on a journey across different destinations in Germany and Europe to meet our community and give an exclusive first glimpse into the current status quo of the simulation. Equipped with two professional sim-rigs and several screens, each container not only offered the opportunity to race under top circumstances but also gave spectators the chance to follow the action from each driver’s point-of-view. At every turn, simulation feedback and development process carried on in lockstep, with the alignment enabling implementation of community feedback into the software itself. After all, at RENNSPORT, community integration is more than a claim.
The tour was off to a flying start with visits to our partners BMW and Porsche. You can find more information regarding those two stops by clicking here. Thanks to our partner ESL Gaming, we then went on to showcase RENNSPORT to gaming fans from Scandinavia and around the world, setting up shop at the prestigious ESL gaming festival DreamHack Summer in Jönköping, Sweden.
From 18-21 June, our containers lined up inside the popular Elmia Expo alongside the industry’s most famous gaming hardware brands. As the only games publisher on site, visitors made the most of their chance to compete in a professional sim-racing environment and race on the famous Hockenheim Ring. With more than 1,000 races completed, our product was very well received and captivated gamers from all backgrounds: Witches and wizards, shooters and tacticians, Storm Troopers and all other sorts of gaming enthusiasts stopped by at our booth to get a glimpse of the current Alpha build of RENNSPORT. Although differing from their native gaming worlds, they still had a blast racing in #RENNSPORT.
Being part of the fascinating gaming world that unfolds in Jönköping was both challenge and opportunity as digital motorsports has not previously been a fixture of the exhibition. At RENNSPORT, however, we want to harness the power of passion and courage to start a movement that aims to shape the future of virtual racing. And everyone is invited to join. It’s the best possible way to get valuable feedback first-hand. And that’s why, going forward, we can’t wait to enter the world of DreamHack in the future. If you want to relive RENNSPORT’s presence at the event, feel free to visit our social channels.
For its next event, the RENNSPORT Roadshow stopped at none other than the world’s greatest celebration of motorsport and car culture: the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022. Thanks to our partner Porsche, visitors of our well-placed booth were able to race the original Hillclimb track in the respective build of RENNSPORT that was on display. To find out more about the Hillclimb track included in RENNSPORT, click here. As part of our partner BMWs 50th anniversary celebration, the event ended on a high with a speech by Duke Charles Gordon-Lennox, an impressive lightshow and captivating fireworks.
For motorsport enthusiasts and history lovers alike, there is no place like Goodwood. Located in the area around Goodwood House, the Festival of Speed achieves a unique vibe of a summer garden party mixed with an intoxicating celebration of the long-lasting history of all things, motorsport. Famously, visitors can get closer to current and historic cars and bikes than anywhere else as they race up the famous Hillclimb track and cool down across the festival area afterwards as the event’s most cherished showpieces.
With the ESL Pro Tour making a stop in Cologne for this year’s Counter-Strike finals, we were part of another overwhelming celebration of gaming that brought together gaming enthusiasts from all walks of life. From 15-17 July, the Lanxess Arena turned into the Cathedral of Counter Strike, welcoming over 14,000 guests every day that embraced the potential racing simulations offer to veteran gamers.
Welcoming several Esports teams from various gaming categories, we were thrilled to showcase the current build of RENNSPORT onsite. Furthermore, we exchanged ideas with team managers and business partner of how to implement sim racing as another pillar in the growing ESL cosmos and its professional league system, with first feedback confirming the potential of RENNSPORT in bringing together relevant stakeholders within this structure.
Building on our technology and network, we believe in playing our part of advancing the gaming world’s fascination with virtual racing. We aim to create a competitive system with low entry barriers to help future gamers achieve their dream of becoming a professional athlete or, possibly, a star of the sport.
If you consider yourself as the next sim-racing hero or just want to try out RENNSPORT you can sign up for our Closed Beta tester waiting list. You can find all information here. (Link available soon)