With the finals of the Asphalt 9 Legends Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Challenge coming up soon, here are the eight finalists who will compete!
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Over the last few years, the number and variety of esports competitions within the world of racing games have expanded considerably. This has recently extended to mobile games as well, with the likes of F1 Mobile Racing hosting an esports tournament back in 2020. Before that came the arrival of Asphalt 9 esports tournaments, dating back to 2019 and the Asphalt Esports Series which had its grand finale at gamescom.
If you’ve never played it, Asphalt 9 is free to play on both iOS and Android, and features tilt controls, I. E. you turn your phone like a wheel to control the car. However, there is also a TouchDrive feature, which means that you don’t have to control the game in that way if you don’t want to. Tilt controls are most certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, so this is a nice addition to the game.
The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Challenge
After several rounds of competition, including the three qualifiers and the playoff stage, the best of the best in Asphalt 9 were narrowed down to eight players, four from the iOS platform and the other four participating on Android. The best of the best competed in a series of 1v1 head-to-head matches, in a double elimination best-of-three format, in the finals of the Asphalt 9 Legends Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 Challenge. While the finals have already taken place, they are yet to be broadcasted. Keep your eyes peeled for the video footage of the finals, which will be released on 15 October.
The grand final was played as a best-of-seven, with two players doing battle for the ultimate prize. Speaking of which, on offer for the victor was a €1,250 Amazon voucher as well as a Master & Dynamic Wireless MW65 headset. Of course, all competitors took part at the wheel of the incredible, 830hp Lamborghini Essenza SCV12.
Meet The Finalists
Real name: Nile
Country: United Kingdom
When did you start playing: August 2018
How do you train: Playing a lot of multiplayer and with friends
Future plans: To participate in as many esports competitions as possible.
Other racing games: None
Real name: Alex
When did you start playing: March 2018
How do you train: Playing limited events and special challenges.
Future plans: Winning the esports competition.
Other racing games: Asphalt 8
Real name: Stanislav
When did you start playing: July 2018
How do you train: I don’t train especially for the tournament. I have already got the skills.
Future plans: To keep playing at a high level and to win any future competitions.
Other racing games: Trackmania
Real name: Amogh
When did you start playing: During Beta in 2018
How do you train: Practicing in multiplayer and play a little bit every day.
Future plans: To participate in more tournaments and to try to win.
Other racing games: RaceRoom and Forza Horizon
Real name: Daniel
When did you start playing: Two years ago.
How do you train: Playing and improving gameplay.
Future plans: Qualifying for more events.
Other racing games: None
Real name: Andres
When did you start playing: December 2018
How do you train: Try to find the fastest, safest lines, as any mistake can lead to defeat.
Future plans: Racing games will help me with driving real world cars, and to learn more about them.
Other racing games: The Crew 2, Forza Motorsport, Forza Horizon, Driveclub.
Real name: Florian
When did you start playing: May 2019
How do you train: Using the private lobbies provided by the game developers for the finalists.
Future plans: To compete in future Asphalt tournaments, and to balance it with working full time.
Other racing games: Trackmania, professionally for eleven years.
Real name: Miłosz
When did you start playing: April 2019
How do you train: Just playing the game
Future plans: More Asphalt 9 esports events, hopefully! Also to improve myself.
Other racing games: Project Cars 2, Dirt Rally 2.0
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