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Project CARS Esports
07-10-2016, 08:48
Round 10 of the NVIDIA Challenger Series is now open.

Please visit the eSports website (http://www.projectcarsesports.com/news/nvidia-challenger-series-round-10-driver-briefing) to read the full Driver Briefing.

Konan
07-10-2016, 09:14
Let's try and keep this one clean and civilised please guys...

cluck
07-10-2016, 09:35
Good luck to everybody taking part :yes:

cluck
07-10-2016, 16:28
It shouldn't have to be pointed out but since 2 people currently in the top-10 have ignored it, please note this condition of the rules for Bathurst


Contact with The Walls At Bathurst
In most cases, if you make contact with a wall the game will automatically ignore your current lap.

When checking your ghosts, SMS staff will allow minor scratches against a wall. However, ANY significant contact which allows you to gain an advantage will result in your lap being eliminated from the official results.

Therefore, you should avoid the walls AT ALL TIMES, to be certain that your lap will be counted as valid.

mangator
10-10-2016, 19:24
Even though there are still a couple of hours left, I would like to congratulate anyone who participated in this championship.

In particular, BAM and khaki for winning on the pc side ! ;)

I wish good luck to the console players for their last round :)

cluck
10-10-2016, 22:16
Aye, it was a tough old fight at times but, on a personal level, I always did the best that I could and am proud to have finished the competition in 7th place (provisionally).

I had the pace in this round to just edge out BAM_Anto but frustration got the better of me and it was time to call it a night. I missed beating Masa in this round by ..... 0.003s :o. That might just have been the highlight of the competition for me, if I had beaten him :D.

Well done to everybody who took part :yes:.

AVK
10-10-2016, 22:30
Hi! My Steam name is kryukson and I had an issue with my ghost data: it didn't save after my fastest attempt for some unknown reason. Is it possible to verify my lap with a video? Getting disqualified because of a game/steam bug would be frustrating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoDW2BR6C5k

cluck
10-10-2016, 22:57
^^^ Hi, usually the devs request a video from behind the car to act as proof but unless any of your lap shows any signs of going wide or smashing walls, it should be enough proof that the lap was valid :)

cluck
11-10-2016, 00:27
And, with that, the competition has come to a close.

Assuming nobody above me in the driver table is involved in the investigations that SMS are carrying out, I've finished 7th in the competition and, with a little help from my fellow team members, put Revolution Sim Racing in 3rd spot in the team rankings :cool:. I'm more than happy with that and I doubt there was much more I could have done to improve on it - I could have scored a few more points but the gap to Anto was too big to close.

Again, well done to everybody that took part and congratulations of course to the PC division podium positions, Khaki, Mangator and Masa :yes:.

ZokyCRO
11-10-2016, 01:04
Great combo on Bathurst, no tricks, enjoyed it a lot, thanks!

Congrats to everyone who took part in this championship, especially too my Team Shark Racing for a well deserved overall win. It's great to be a part of it, especially with you guys!

Here is a video of my run on Bathurst and also a replay analysis as well, it's quite close on few spots! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzRsu8YBAzg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYzRJ1eHDe4

cluck
11-10-2016, 01:19
^^^ yeah, that was a bit tight in places, especially out of T2 :o

This was my lap, just 0.003 slower than Masa's. No such concerns about track limits or walls on my run.


http://youtu.be/4WQB9uXtf-I

Max Attack
11-10-2016, 12:19
Heh yeah thanks for the competition everyone and especially thanks for the vids!! Not saying I should be winning these events but still many times I'm left totally wondering why I loose time around the track, now I can pretty clearly see from zoky's and cluck's videos that I'm shifting down way way too rapidly and I'm guessing that causes me to brake early... feeling like a idiot because if I had followed the top ghosts more perhaps I would've realized this(or maybe not...) but coming from GT6 I have a quite bad habit of ramming the gears down (I shall pay more and more attention to this in future)

And yeah here's my lap video so the mods can see I'm not hitting any walls because it comes really freaking close when going over the hilltop and on forest elbow exit... And yeah bit pissed I never managed even close to my best on this one for I had a plenty of sectors for getting below 2.04's but just didn't nailed it... freaking forest elbow got me like 10 times yesterday and spend my energy there, lol should have but more work to it during the weekend to avoid that, but 10th place on PS LB is still pretty decent I think...


http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4wyyv5

And yeah congrats to all the winners, these were my first community events in Pcars and hope we get something similar in the future (just with less "warm up laps" lol xD, few events have been REALLY hard lol)

cluck
11-10-2016, 12:35
@Max - In some cases, it can help to downshift rapidly (I know some people have used a manual shifter to almost instantly shift from 6th to 1st in some events) and use the engine braking that it provides to help slow you down. It requires a different style of driving though and isn't a technique I'm totally comfortable with myself so I still use the shifting technique the car is designed for (albeit using paddles instead of a sequential as I don't have a sequential shifter - at least, I do if I change the mode of my TH8RS shifter, but I really can't be bothered!)

Max Attack
11-10-2016, 12:40
Yeah thanks @cluck for the tip :) and yeah in some of these rounds I've been trying out different phase on the down shift but in this one I somehow decided that rapid shifting is the best and then just went with it :D heheh damn I miss seeing the top replays in GT, even though replicating the lap from video is quite impossible they still can give vital glues...

But yeah congrats cluck I've been following the PC LB's too and your name has become familiar in the top 10 :D

cluck
11-10-2016, 12:50
Yeah thanks @cluck for the tip :) and yeah in some of these rounds I've been trying out different phase on the down shift but in this one I somehow decided that rapid shifting is the best and then just went with it :D heheh damn I miss seeing the top replays in GT, even though replicating the lap from video is quite impossible they still can give vital glues...

But yeah congrats cluck I've been following the PC LB's too and your name has become familiar in the top 10 :DHa, cheers, only just inside the top 10 though. Would have been 13th in Round 1 but had an invalid ghost and couldn't record Oculus footage at the time, so I was naturally excluded from the results. Came 11th in Round 2 but after that, yeah, top 10 for every subsequent round with a best placing of 5th in Round 5 (Aston GT3 at Watkins Glen). I had the pace to just nick 4th place in this latest round but, like quite a few people I'm sure, I never hooked up all 3 sectors properly in a single lap :(.

EDIT : Like yourself, this was the first time I've done anything like this. Although I race in a league, I am more famous there for my DNF record (and bad jokes) than anything else :D. I set out to achieve one single thing in this competition, to do my best. To finish in the top 10 driver's table is, for me, a fantastic result and it's fair to say I'm quite happy about that ;).

Max Attack
11-10-2016, 13:22
Ha, cheers, only just inside the top 10 though. Would have been 13th in Round 1 but had an invalid ghost and couldn't record Oculus footage at the time, so I was naturally excluded from the results. Came 11th in Round 2 but after that, yeah, top 10 for every subsequent round with a best placing of 5th in Round 5 (Aston GT3 at Watkins Glen). I had the pace to just nick 4th place in this latest round but, like quite a few people I'm sure, I never hooked up all 3 sectors properly in a single lap :(.

EDIT : Like yourself, this was the first time I've done anything like this. Although I race in a league, I am more famous there for my DNF record (and bad jokes) than anything else :D. I set out to achieve one single thing in this competition, to do my best. To finish in the top 10 driver's table is, for me, a fantastic result and it's fair to say I'm quite happy about that ;).


Heh sounds like you had the same goal that I did when I decided to take on the series, I don't remember that precisely but I think I managed around top 15's in most of these rounds and few even better results, this last round could have been really high rank for me but like said I didn't but enough effort, usually I did these events on all 4 nights and even did some practice in forehand :D but really what was amazing was that taking part in to this series got me drafted in to the eSPORT+CARS team and that I think was a success beyond any of the points I managed to score :D have to say I've learned a of things since getting in to the team and even though it's not making me straight away faster but being in such team is just priceless and very interesting :) so yeah pretty good event for me even though I didn't make a single top 5 even :D

cluck
11-10-2016, 13:47
I did about 5 or 6 laps in the car, back in February then didn't touch it until a week ago - I recorded a lap, with telemetry, to help somebody out who I knew was taking part (not in my team, by the way), as he was struggling to find a way of reducing his laptime. I then didn't fire up the game until Sunday afternoon, when I put about 3 or 4 laps into it. That got me into the low 2m03 area. I then spent 5 or 6 hours yesterday afternoon trying to nail the best lap I could, yet I never managed all 3 sectors the way I was happy with (which would have got me just into the 2m02.8 times) but I'm still fairly happy with the 2m03.1 I managed.

As for being part of a team, none of us collaborated as such, we were really just individual racers taking part under the banner of the league we race with, something I think we were all most comfortable with. At most, I think I shared videos of my laps in progress and occasionally gave a recap of my laps from memory, but that's about it.

Max Attack
11-10-2016, 14:04
I did about 5 or 6 laps in the car, back in February then didn't touch it until a week ago - I recorded a lap, with telemetry, to help somebody out who I knew was taking part (not in my team, by the way), as he was struggling to find a way of reducing his laptime. I then didn't fire up the game until Sunday afternoon, when I put about 3 or 4 laps into it. That got me into the low 2m03 area. I then spent 5 or 6 hours yesterday afternoon trying to nail the best lap I could, yet I never managed all 3 sectors the way I was happy with (which would have got me just into the 2m02.8 times) but I'm still fairly happy with the 2m03.1 I managed.

Hmm I think I spend at least 3 evenings (2-3 hours stints) before this event even begun but I would have needed all the 4 days hitting the event to get to my maximum... well not certain but I've been getting really close to my best sectors in each of these events so it could have happened here too...

And yeah perhaps having a fixed event means that the team is not so important, but as long as there faster guys sharing their videos and ideas about the combination on had I at least have better possibilities to make a really good times if the option is just trying to figure it all out by myself... and yeah not like I'm totally noob in to Pcars for I've had it for 10 month by now (yeah I'm noob xD) but I've learned a ton of stuff just by taking part in to these events, but I think there could have been a lot of things that I could missed if not joining, this even NCS actually was quite complicated considering it was a fixed event, plenty of stuff going on that guy who has only done TT's in GT before could have easily missed... I mean it's totally counter intuitive that you can actually be faster in some cars by wearing down the tires :D I mean yeah now that I know the reason why it is so it makes sense, but that really was only the tip of the iceberg on the things I learned about Pcars while this event and it was much easier when being on a team that has plenty of experience.. but yeah, interesting to get to know more about this sim-racing scene and before joining I was totally clueless about many of the things going on around this whole sport..

khaki777
11-10-2016, 14:45
Congratulations to everyone competing in the Nvidia Challanger Series! It was a long journey of testing the driver's skills and patience in various conditions on the world's famous tracks in different types of cars to master! Bloody and sweaty joy of the competition came to the end, but all these hours of hard team practising were worth it!

Here's my replay recording from my lap of The Final Round of Nvidia Challanger Series, 2.02.430. (Note that my field of view is much tighter than default (58 compared to 80), so the sense of speed might be lower). The game allows for 2 minutes of recording, so it starts in the middle of first corner.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWVe8mRE66A&feature=youtu.be

Max Attack
11-10-2016, 19:30
Congratulations to everyone competing in the Nvidia Challanger Series! It was a long journey of testing the driver's skills and patience in various conditions on the world's famous tracks in different types of cars to master! Bloody and sweaty joy of the competition came to the end, but all these hours of hard team practising were worth it!

Here's my replay recording from my lap of The Final Round of Nvidia Challanger Series, 2.02.430. (Note that my field of view is much tighter than default (58 compared to 80), so the sense of speed might be lower). The game allows for 2 minutes of recording, so it starts in the middle of first corner.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWVe8mRE66A&feature=youtu.be

Heh you seem to be shifting down really fast too :D heheh but yeah I was off the driving line many times so no wonder I lost a ton of time anyway... Pretty interesting to see such close FOV have to try it out, perhaps not so close but now I have it on 90 or so it will make it look totally different... and yeah I know this is on PC and all, but seems like I was able pick up few details of the track from the vid I totally missed before while I was on the track myself, not easy places but I never saw the road like it looked in the vid, thanks for sharing and congrats!

ChoKpic76
12-10-2016, 10:52
congratulation to the Bam and Khaki.
by cons I do not congratulated the entire studio, despite a good start on some teams cheating, under the nose of the studio that did nothing.
not to mention the difference between platform, the material difference (shifter) and besides the temperature difference (with obvious evidence) with different accounts. sharing account and everything else, I think this championship is a fraud.
Nvidia would think that person was equal. you lost the world during this championship and I think it's merited.

Konan
12-10-2016, 11:23
Well it was good while it lasted...thread closed

Edit:the issue mentioned is still under investigation and there won't be any (if need to) action taken until the conclusion of said investigation...