It was only last week when SEM9.Axle Sports announced their sim racing team collaboration and what a great start they've had so far. At the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual race over the weekend, one of their cars managed to snag 4th place in the final round - just shy of a podium finish. The team had two cars in the race, unfortunately, one of them had to retire at the 12-hour mark due to internet connection issues. Who knows how much further they could have gone if they didn't have such problems.
In the end, SEM9.Axle Sports finished in 10th place for the LMP Teams Championship and 15th for the GTE Teams Championship. While it wasn't gold, it was still a great result for the squad's first official event. They were also the only Southeast Asian team that competed in the endurance series and surprised the commentators for the event.
“I’m so proud of this group of drivers. When we entered the competition last year, they were quite overwhelmed by the whole experience. But we always knew they could be world class and today we showed the global motorsport community what we are capable of. Thank you to SEM9 for partnering with us. And also to Team Flash and JMX Phantom who collaborated with us and Next Level Racing who provided our rigs,” said Alex Yoong, Team Manager of SEM9.Axle Sports.
Winning the event were RealTeam Hydrogen RedLine, closely followed by Rebellion GPX Esports (.5 point difference!) and Floyd Bykolles-Burst. Check out the highlights of the race here:
It looks like SEM9 is on a roll, building up their esports brand. They have announced their first sim racing team, a collaboration with Axle Sports - SEM9.Axle! Axle Sports, an organization founded by Alex Yoong back in 2008, have been competing in the sim racing scene over the past few years, with two of their racers, Nabil and Naquib Azlan, winning first place at the recent IUEM eRacing GP. Completing the lineup will be Alister Yoong, another rising star.
“SEAGM is excited to witness the growth of SEM9 as they continue to grow the Malaysian esports scene while evolving into the global scene particularly in the sim racing arena. We are looking forward to sim racing’s growth both locally and in the SEA region,” said Tommy Chieng, CEO of SEAGM and Chairman of SEM9.
While Kevin Wong, Managing Director of SEM9, added, “We are happy and excited to be going on this journey with Alex. Indeed, sim racing is beginning to gain a big traction in this region and we hope to be a dominating force in this field as well. SEM9 strives to be the biggest and most disruptive esports organization in the region. Undoubtedly, with this team, we will be able to reach greater heights together.”
Through this partnership, SEM9 will be providing everything the drivers need to support their sim racing career, including gear and monetary benefits. SEM9.Axle will be making their debut this weekend in the upcoming 24 Hours Le Mans Virtual event. Make sure you catch them in action!
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Late last month, Malaysia was hit with some of the worst floods in history, leaving thousands of people stranded and without a place to call home. While the worst is over, many of those folks are still suffering the consequences of the natural disaster and need help getting back to their feet. The noble effort of some of the Facebook Gaming community did help to alleviate the issues, but there's still a lot more to be done.
Since then, organizations and communities have been working in tandem to amend the setbacks and the latest one to offer their help are Vertex Esports. On 16th January 2022, they will be hosting a 12-hour sim racing live stream to raise funds specifically for the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) who be putting it towards good use in their flood relief efforts.
The stream will take place from 11 AM to 11 PM and feature different racing titles. Here's the schedule for the day:
Sunday 16th January 2022
Instructions on how to donate to the cause will be provided on the Vertex Esports Facebook Page. The stream will go live on eGG Network, Vertex Esports, Adrenaline Impact, Galeri Kereta and DSF.my. Don't forget to tune in to join the fun on 16th January 2022, 11 AM - 11 PM!
After the success of the Asian Touring Car Series, Adrenaline Impact and Vertex Esports are back with a new tournament, this time joining forces with SDeal Gaming, Simmatch and Torqu3 Lubricant Malaysia to launch the SDeal Saga Cup. Another Assetto Corsa event, this tournament pays homage to Malaysia and its most iconic vehicle, the Proton Saga. Yes, you heard that right. Competitors will be taking the 1985 car onto the racetrack.
With how involved the country is in motorsports and how many fans of the sport we have here, it only seems fitting to have Malaysia's very first car as the star of this event. Because it's not the most common choice when it comes to sim racing, it's going to make things even more interesting to watch. How often do you get to see Proton Sagas in high-speed races of this calibre? Exactly.
Qualifying races will be held at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia while the main races will take place at undisclosed locations (for now). Joining the racers will also be a cast of invited drivers and influencers - whose identities will be revealed at a later date.
To make it worth the competitors' time, the organizers have got some attractive prizes for the winners. A VNM Shifter, an aluminium racing rig, Torqu3 lubricants, and additional goodies for viewers who tune in. If you're keen on competing, just head over to the official form to sign up. As long as you can race in Assetto Corsa, you're eligible. To watch the tournament, follow Vertex Esports or Adrenaline Impact on Facebook for the livestreams. Galeri Kereta, the official media partner will also be hosting a Corolla KE30 giveaway to celebrate exceeding 1 million followers, find out more!
There's never been a better time to be into e-motorsports - with the pandemic going on, people are getting their fix of high-speed racing virtually and there's another tournament to join the fray. Adrenaline Impact, Vertex Esports, Galeri Kereta, Reiber Racing and Android King have recently announced a new racing series: Asian Touring Car Series (ATCS) that will be played on Assetto Corsa, a highly immersive racing sim.
The qualifiers ended last week, and starting this Friday, 10 September, the ATCS will have 20 drivers face off in weekly races on 4 different courses throughout the course of the tournament. If this sounds like your kind of jam, do tune in for the Qualifying Post Show tonight, at 7 pm on the Adrenaline Impact Facebook Page or YouTube channel to find out more about the event. The ATCS will run until 1st October, with a series post show on 4th October. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!