2011 GT Academy Competitors Are Cutting Corners [Videos]
However, according to GT Planet, there seems to be a ‘small’ issue with the method used by some of the players to win their races. The current top three drivers are using an unconventional route to get around the track in the best time possible, as they are cutting two corners across the grass. By doing this, they are reportedly achieving significantly better times than everyone else in the competition.
Such methods are nothing new and other players might be doing it as well, but having the top three contenders cutting corners to reach the podium is not good sportsmanship at all, so we hope the organizers step in.
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Polyphony Digital organize the GT Academy in partnership with Nissan North America. The competition gives one person the opportunity to become a professional race car driver.
The Academy challenges gamers from across the US to compete in a series of online time trials in Gran Turismo 5, using pre-selected Nissan vehicles. As the competition progresses, players are narrowed down to the top 32 finalists, who compete in the live national finals for a spot in the top 16. The top 16 will then compete in a tough boot camp, where their strength, stamina, mental agility, and driving skills are pushed.
Over 50,000 Gran Turismo 5 players entered Round 1, which ended January 23, 2011, but in the end there can be only one, as Duncan MacLeod would say.