As Free Practice 1 for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix is about the begin, we've decided to use a megathread to contain all the news about the Racing Point protest.
Quick summary of the decision:
Threads / Links:
Bonus: /u/KittensOnASegway promising to eat a shoe if Renault wins the protest.
Racing Gauntlet begins tomorrow at 3:00PM BST (10:00 AM EST) Countdown: https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/gaming?iso=20200822T10&p0=179&msg=SSFHC+Points+Event&font=serif
You can find full information here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wGc9g090-QVxSwf94gEL3Mx8BDQ7l4U27PCLKRwljuk/edit?usp=sharing
Essentially the event is a race for points that you obtain from leveling and from boss kills. The top 20 players will receive a portion of the prize pool or MTX supplied by GGG. The league has every damage mod you can have on Private Leagues and is HCSSF Harvest.
The community has come together to crowdfund the private league AND the prize pool. So far we have eclipsed $15500, you can see the prize pool here: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8rlGnvr3rZ
Originally when talking with Viyro we had the expectation that we'd raise something like $5000, some-how the community came together and donated over $15500. This is absolutely insane and I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who donated and the community for making all of this happen. I'm completely at a loss for words from the support from the community and community streamers.
I hope everyone tunes in tomorrow to watch the race unfold on Twitch. There are quite a few people participating like Alkaizerx, Mathil, RaizQT , Ventrua, Nugiyen, Ds Lily, Datmodz, Steelmage, Guccipradas, Karvarousku many other community streamers and tons of racers who will not be streaming as well! You can view standings on https://poe-racing.com/ the entire time of the event including who has killed which boss for points!
Don't forget to check out ZiggyD's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZiggyDGaming where he will be doing News Recaps on the event alongside Brittleknee (https://www.twitch.tv/brittleknee)
We now have a pretty massive Racing Discord people can join here: https://discord.gg/z6HxsPa there are tons of very helpful people helping people get better at POE if that is your thing, there are also tons of practice leagues etc as well as a way to become a "Qualified Racer". So far the Discord has gone from 600 or so members to over 3000 with this Event. I plan on doing many more events with Viyro in the future and hope you guys join in on the fun <3.
The private league itself was crowdfunded in under 24 hours and the league filled within 30 minutes of it being public for people to join. I know the 2000 player cap sucks but hopefully that can be remedied in the fu... keep reading on reddit ➡
I bought GT sport a few months ago, for only $20!! Now I have a T150, a playseat challenge, F12020, the Crew 2, probably 50 hours of race time logged, and also eyeing up a CSL Elite. My wallet was NOT ready for this.