NGM Corporation, an e-sports event planning and management company based in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture, has announced that the "AUTOBACS JeGT GRAND PRIX 2020 Series (hereinafter referred to as JeGT)," the largest e-sports tournament in Japan, will begin on Saturday, December 19, 2020, with Autobacs Seven Co. The " AUTOBACS JeGT GRAND PRIX 2020 Series (hereinafter referred to as JeGT)", the largest e-motorsports tournament in Japan, will start on December 19, 2020 (Saturday ), and the total prize money is 5 million yen!
Total prize money of 5 million yen!
JeGT is a series of high-level e-motorsports competitions that fuse the real and virtual worlds, and was created in September 2019.
Not only top gamers who compete in national and world championships of racing games, but also professional racing teams and automotive-related companies that are active in the actual motorsports scene will compete.
Starting with the pre-competition "JeGT GRAND PRIX ZERO ROUND @KOBE" held last September 2019, JeGT has been holding events and online competitions.
The official series of JeGT with a total prize money of 5 million yen will finally begin.
The title used in JeGT is " Gran Turismo SPORT " for PlayStation 4.
There will be an " INDIVIDUAL MATCH " for up to 36 players and a " TEAM BATTLE " for up to 20 teams.
The first preliminary round will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2020, and the " FINAL," which will be a cash-prize tournament, will be held in March 2021.
All qualifying rounds will be held online and recorded on weekday nights, but the final will be held offline at " Redee World," Japan's largest gaming and e-sports facility, located in Suita City, Osaka Prefecture.
The schedule for recording and distribution is as follows.
|AUTOBACS JeGT GRAND PRIX 2020 Series" Schedule|
|Schedule||Individual "INDIVIDUAL MATCH" open to the public||TEAM BATTLE" open to the public|
|Preliminary Round Round 1||Saturday, December 19, 2020||December 20, 2020 (Sun.)|
|Preliminary Round Round 2||Saturday, January 9, 2021||January 10, 2021 (Sunday)|
|Preliminary Round Round 3||Saturday, January 30, 2021||Sunday, January 31, 2021|
|Preliminary Round Round 4||Saturday, February 20, 2021||February 21, 2021 (Sunday)|
|Round Final||March 2021 (tentative)|
Breakdown of the total prize money of 5 million yen
In both the individual and team competitions, there will be cash prizes for the first through third place win ners and for individual prizes, for a total prize pool of 5 million yen.
The breakdown of the individual prizes is currently under consideration and will be announced at a later date. The prize money breakdown is as follows
|Prize Money Breakdown|
|Individual Competition|| First place: 1,000,000 yen
Runner-up: 500,000 yen
Third place: 200,000 yen
|Team competition|| First prize: 1.5 million yen
Runner-up: 1,000,000 yen
Third place: 500,000 yen
|Individual Prize||300,000 yen|
Plans to hold lower classes in which non-professionals can also compete
As mentioned above, the drivers who will compete will be top gamers and professional racing drivers who belong to professional racing teams.
Top gamers will be recognized as " JeGT Certified Drivers " who have passed the "JeGT Drivers Selection ( JDS)" and have objectively proven that they have advanced skills.
As of the end of September 2020, there are 19 certified drivers, and the company plans to increase the number of certified drivers by holding JDS online in the future.
There are also plans to develop a lower class of " JeGT CHALLENGERS " in which players who are not JeGT-certified drivers or professional racing drivers can compete.
The "JeGT CHALLENGERS" will be held with some restrictions, such as for those over 70 years old and for women only, and will be positioned as a gateway to becoming a JeGT certified driver.
If you are confident in your skills, why don't you give it a try when the "JeGT CHALLENGERS" is held?
Yuu-chan, the car enthusiast of the funglr Games editorial department, is also dreaming of competing in the event, and is working day and night on his skills in Gran Turismo SPORT.
Let's enjoy the world of racing through JeGT!
The JeGT will finally begin in December 2020.
Since the event will be held during the winter season, when Japan's premier automobile race, " SUPER GT," is closed, you will be able to enjoy top-class racing throughout the year if you watch the event in conjunction with JeGT.
Why not experience the fun of racing through JeGT, where top racers from both the real and virtual worlds collide with each other?
For more information on JeGT, please visit the official JeGT website.