A new esports competition is on the way for moto sim racing fans. The World’s Fastest Motorcycle Gamer Challenge starts on January 29 and lasts until May 21.
The competition is a joint effort between the American Motorcyclist Association, or AMA for short, and Init Esports, an all-female producer of online competitions and real-life esports events across multiple sports, industries, and platforms.
Using RiMS Racing, the motorcycle racing simulator from NACON and RaceWard, participants have the opportunity in the World’s Fastest Motorcycle Gamer Challenge to be the first to earn an official AMA esports title. Although the competition is free, they will need to have purchased an AMA esports digital license to participate.
According to the release, the reason the license is required is both “to increase accountability in esports” and also to “introduce gamers to the motorcycle industry.” Essentially, the program hopes to turn “players into runners and runners into players” through the new competition.
The next challenge will take place in two phases at four different locations within the RiMS Racing platform.
The first phase will pit competitors against each other at Laguna Seca, Silverstone, the Million-Dollar Highway and the Great Victoria Desert Road. The second phase will allow these competitors to “improve their lap times” on the Million-Dollar Highway, Silverstone and Laguna Seca.
There will be varied conditions in the competition with different road, track and weather conditions to expect. Those with the fastest combined times on all four tracks or roads will be the winners. The top three will all receive prizes that have yet to be announced. The winner, however, will get the official AMA title and a 2-day US Superbike team experience, with more details to be shared at a later date.
If you have RiMS Racing on Xbox, PlayStation, or on Steam, once you’ve linked your account with your acquired AMA esports license, you’ll be good to go. What do you think of this new esport competition on RiMS Racing? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!