The Asphalt Esports Series presented by BlackShark is putting racers to the test all around the world. With the first two qualifiers already over, it's time to get serious as the regional playoffs quickly approach.
To keep the competition fierce and fair, all races straps everyone into the seat of the same Porsche and puts everyone on the same track. The specifics all change for each phase of the tournament though.
Most importantly, with Porsche being the official car manufacturer of the competition, maxed out versions of the each Porsche will be unlocked while participating in the event!
Porsche 718 Cayman S
The four qualifying rounds are split between two different cars:
Porsche 718 Cayman S
Porsche 911 GTS Coupé
The first two rounds took place in San Francisco and Rome and put players to the test in the Porsche 718 Cayman S. It may be Class D, but it's at the top of the class and holds its own as an all around great handling car.
For the real gearheads out there, the slick sports car is actually the coupe version of the Porsche 718 Boxster S and that cool look really compliments its smooth handling.
Check out Alex Letizia's video covering the first qualifier to see just how he used all the power of the 718 to tear up the track.
Porsche 911 GTS Coupé
The Porsche 911 GTS Coupé is easy to drive and fun to learn, making it always a decent choice. The entry level B Class car is generally recommended as a must-have for people first picking up Asphalt 9 for its perfect combination of accessibility and power. Generally speaking, the Porsche 911 boasts a nice top speed and acceleration, but pretty average handling and nitro. It’s safe to say it’s a welcome addition to the series.
The 911 is the official Porsche for the last two qualifiers so gear up and get ready for some adrenaline pumping action in Shanghai and the Caribbean. If you're looking to become a Legend, keep your eyes on ASL_Tae-Hwan Kim and TheHawtDawg1 over on Youtube! They’ll be dishing out some pro tips that will help put you ahead of the curve.
In the meantime, feurrmFilms has you covered with a quality review of the B Class hero:
Porche 918 Spyder
Things really start accelerating during the regional playoffs. The list of potential Legends whittles down to 900 players across the 3 participating regions as the phase moves off the starting block.
As things heat up for the regional playoffs, everyone will be racing in the Porsche 918 Spyder with NA sparking across the plains in the US Mid West, EU storming into the highlands of Scotland, and Asia rushing through the busy streets of Shanghai.
As for the super sports car? Well, the 918 is simply a thing of beauty. It's the kind of car you dream about and in Asphalt 9: Legends dreams really do come true.
The Porsche 918 Spyder's performance is perfectly balanced, as all things should be. The 918 passes all its classes with high marks across top speed, acceleration, and nitro. The only drawback is a slight loss in handling, but that’s the price you pay for driving oh so fast.
The hybrid hypercar in Asphalt 9: Legends is actually a slightly altered version of the base model with what's called the Weissach Package. The optional package transforms the absolute unit into a lightweight powerhouse that really packs a punch. Small adjustments across every aspect of the car end up significantly reducing its weight and in turn increasing all that speed!
To get an in depth look at what it’s like to drive the Porsche 918 Spyder, feurrmFilms is back with some thoughts on the king of the A Class:
Black Shark 2
The 12 finalists going to Gamescom are leaving an epic trail of victories behind them as they take their seats on the stage. The final Porsche won't be revealed until later this summer, but we wanted to help everyone with Legendary dreams prepare for the grand finale. So we're giving out a few tips for those who think they have what it takes to be one of the lucky 12.
The live competition takes everything even further with a €20,000 prize pool and a world of glory on the line. To level the playing field and pave the way for a true test for the best of the best, all 12 finalists will be using the Black Shark 2, the official device of the Asphalt Esports Series.
Asphalt 9: Legends has been fine tuned to take advantage of all the cutting edge tech the new gaming smartphone offers. It really is an unrivaled gaming experience.
With the world's lowest latency screen and the world’s first direct touch multilayer liquid cooling system, the Black Shark 2 and its Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor are here to transform gaming and take the Asphalt Esports Series to the next level.
The device has been designed from the ground up to be a true portable gaming station, including features like “Master Touch” that lets you trigger multiple on-screen actions while still only using your thumbs.
All the hardware and software innovations are sure to make the 12 finalists feel truly legendary as they race on stage for the big trophy.
It's not too late to join the Asphalt Esports Series! Download Asphalt 9: Legends today and get ready to jump into the next qualifiers!