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The Gran Turismo Sport E-Cup is coming to Italy per SportsPro.

Thanks to a partnership between Sony Interactive Entertainment Italia, Mercedes-Benz and ProGaming Italia, the Gran Turismo Sport E-Cup will take place between July and September. Between those two months, gamers will have the chance to qualify for the esports event. The top 12 will make the finals.

Two of the qualifying events will be held live with one of them taking place during the actual Formula One Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy. The other live qualifying event will be held at the ESL Arena during Milan Games Week in October. The final event will be at the ESL Arena and take place on October 7, 2018. All competitors will race in Mercedes-AMG cars during the final.

“We are proud to launch the GT Sport e-Cup by Mercedes-Benz, an opportunity that will give lovers of the Gran Turismo franchise the chance to compete with the most competitive gamers.” – Marco Saletta, general manager of Sony Interactive Entertainment Italia.


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Greg Ezell
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Greg has been playing sports video games since Ice Hockey on the NES. Greg is currently working as a Program Director in the non-profit world, but his true passion is hockey. While Madden, various wrestling games and MLB The Show are some of his favorites, NHL remains the go-to sports series. Outside of sports games Greg enjoys J/RPGs, Monster Hunter and Stardew Valley.