I. THE INCEPTION
CoRe SimRacing (previously known as “CoRe-Racing” or “CoRe-Racing-Team”) is a premier international sim-racing team established March 9th, 2005 by two gamers from the ranks of the “CoRe Clan” (a former Battlefield Online clan). Evolving mainly in the early “Live for Speed” racing simulator, the team began expansion immediately as it added very fast sim-racers to its line-up. During the following years, the team expanded greatly and had become one of the most successful and legendary virtual racing teams in the Live for Speed community. In 2012, after seven years of prestigious Live for Speed competition, CoRe had enjoyed great amounts of success earning various awards and honors. The so-called “spdoRacing Event Database” ranked the sim racing team 2nd for the most ever event victories, podiums and pole-positions in “Live For Speed” active racing history – just behind My3ID Gaming, known today as Coanda SimSport.
II. NEW CHALLENGE
After a crucial number of important members of the team decided to leave and found ineX-Racing in 2011, CoRe had to renew itself in order to continue its’ success. By recruiting new influent members in the “Live for Speed” scene, allowed the team to strengthen its administration and management to continue sim-racing on a high competitive level. However, by 2013, the “Live for Speed” racing simulator activity dropped due slow development and left several CoRe members opting to switch to the new popular racing simulator, iRacing.com. With help from numerous fresh and eager newcomers from iRacing’s community, CoRe SimRacing was ready to tackle a new chapter in their sim-racing career and started to build on experience in a complete new simulator environment.
III. TIME FOR OVERHAUL
In late 2014, through preparation to celebrate the upcoming ten year anniversary of the team, CoRe had seen their first complete rebranding and image overhaul. For a significant milestone, the team wanted to make an impact. Added to the online presence harmonization needs, “CoRe-Racing” became CoRe SimRacing. The famous and notorious “CoRe Tiger” was discarded and the team decided to choose a new, modern and unique look using an orange, silver and dark grey design. However, the continuous pursuit for victory and success remained. Additionally, the new look gave CoRe the decent recognition off and on the track.
IV. REACHING A PEAK
In the following years, in association of several partners and sponsors, CoRe SimRacing could manifest remarkable results within the iRacing.com scene from 2014 to 2017. After the team recruited a couple of talented iRacing members around the globe, CoRe started to hunt down prestigious results. Championships, victories, podiums and pole positions were gathered in various hosted iRacing competitions such as the “Spirit Of VLN”, “Gathering Of Tweakers Endurance Series”, “NEO Endurance Series”, “Sports Car Open” and in international as well as national competitions. The team was also able to unveil multiple podium results in iRacing’s yearly one-off events like the virtual versions of the “12h Of Sebring”, “24h Of Spa”, “24h Nürburgring”, “24h Of LeMans” or the “Petit Le Mans”. To round it up, CoRe SimRacing proved to be on the top by winning one of the highest, most competitive and prestigious iRacing championships of the world : The “iRacing Blancpain GT Series” in 2017, which included an over 10,000 US-$ prize pool.
V. PROCEED & FIGHT
After the recent success in 2017, CoRe developed broad knowledge and experience in the sim-racing business. The team decided to take a step into the esports scene by competing and joining various online and offline events such as the yearly ADAC SimRacing Expo at the Nürburgring, the official F1 Esports Series and the McLaren’s World’s Fastest Gamer competition. The team was able to achieve a couple of podiums including a victory in the ADAC SimExpo’s “SimRacing Trophy”. Additionally, CoRe SimRacing was invited to the Porsche SimRacing Summit in Leipzig to help encounter various exciting topics around the sim-racing business and its’ future. Nevertheless an important number of members had to leave the team again – yet CoRe immediately realized another complete rebrand and image overhaul to get back to strength as fast as possible. A new team logo, fresh online presence and a new design including modern white racing liveries were born.
VI : KEY TO SUCCESS
CoRe SimRacing is always dedicated to fun, friendship, and the pursuit of speed. CoRe’s roster, which is made up of experienced and talented drivers, include members from three continents. The staff also includes real-life IT developers and administrators, engineers and design artists who give CoRe an optimal base to interact online. Since the inception of CoRe SimRacing, the team decided on a special credo which seems to identify to be the key for the team’s success: “…we value friendships, loyalty and honesty above winning races, and that’s what makes us a very special, professional and working group of people.”