Now that the braking-dust has settled a bit, I thought I should do a little write-up on the first official GOL Grid Autosport tournament.
When I came to the GOL IRC channel one thing I noticed was the apparent lack of playing as a group. After trying to organize things a couple of times and eventually playing with some the IRC regulars, I started getting ideas for a little tournament. It was during a round of GRID Autosport that more people pitched the idea that I decided to actually make this happen.
Since GRID was pretty hot at that moment I decided it was a good game to start with. The holiday sale would allow more people to actually buy the game which would hopefully translate to more drivers attending.
After setting up a suggestion thread on the GOL forum and actually getting a special tournament sub-forum things took shape pretty fast. Furious set up a steam-group where we could setup event dates and times. By the first week of January we had our first race!
Some of you may have watched the streams and/or recordings of our races on YouTube. Xpander69 has uploaded most, if not all, of the races he's been in, for instance.
As you might be able to tell we had a blast driving around trying to not hit the walls, drive into the gravel, grass and other inanimate objects. When it came to driving into other drivers, it was a different matter all together! At some point, people started giving orders on who to take out! This did not die away in the weeks that followed and actually got worse.
What did remain constant were the names that topped the results. Sure, there were some deviations but on the whole we had 3 drivers who absolutely left the rest of us in the dust!
Before I give you the final standings I want to thank every driver that took part in the tournament! Even if you only drove for a single race you helped make this tournament a success and fun time for us all!
Thanks also to TheBoss for giving us a platform (GOL) to organize this and, finally, Feral Interactive for actually porting the game to Linux.
Finally, the results!
So congratulation to Xpander, Sigz & Gurnu.
Until the next tournament!