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Thriving at the Green Hell, a story about Oblivion

For a sim racing team, each year has it’s notable racing events. These races can be notable for massive success, crushing failure, drivers who go beyond what is expected, or sometimes just things beyond our control. Most often these events are endurance racing events, consisting of teams racing from 6 to 24 hours. Take a team of drivers, some of whom are racing veterans while others are competing for the first time. Add a month of practice. Create a carefully crafted plan. Watch everything erupt into chaos as real life foils any plan you can build. This is sim endurance racing.

For us, Olympus eSports would not even exist without the community know as Oblivion Racing. Started by Thomas Cope, Dylan Stone and others, Oblivion started as a group of fairly new sim racers looking to combine forces for team events. Since then, it has grown into a wonderful community of people from all over the world, who share a passion for racing. It can be the nerve center of a race weekend, or a hangout to share memes and watch movies together. It is a digital clubhouse, where friends can get together and talk about their lives with people who care about them.

The anniversary of Oblivion Racing is marked by the iRacing Special Event known as the Nürburgring 24; a 24 hour race, an “endurance” event in every sense. 25 kilometers, 170 turns, a track designed to push driver and machine to their absolute limit… and often beyond. It requires extreme focus for long amounts of time, because there is little room for error. To finish the race is an accomplishment in which any racing team should be proud.

We focus on showing our love and appreciation to Oblivion by running most of our teams under that name. This year’s event concluded just a few short hours (and three cups of coffee) ago, and our teams have had an unprecedented level of success.

Driving the Oblivion Porsche Cayman GT4, members Nina Hahn, Sophia Ridpath, Chris Stephenson, and Fred Towler completed the event and finished P11.
In the Oblivion Audi TCR, members Grant Yingling, Vitor Bras, Kevin Lecompte-Coutu, and Dominic Scharff completed the event and finished P4.
In the Olympus Porsche Cup, members Thomas Cope, Scott Moakes, Patrik Thomsen, Dan Sedgley, and Lyubov Ozeretskovskaya finished on the podium in 2nd place.
Last, but definitely not least, members Matt Loveridge, Paul Joseph Clist, and Leah Anderson drove the green hell out of a BMW M4 GT3 and finished overall P1.

4 teams. 4 first time competitors. 4 completed races, 3 top 5s, 2 podiums, 1 win. In the four year history of Oblivion, this is our most successful endurance event.
And it’s all because of our drivers.
Our members.
Our family.

Happy 4th Anniversary, Oblivion Racing! See you in Green Hell next year. Bring an energy drink.

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