It is obvious to them to say that. There is no software house who will freely declare iRacing rivalry because iR comparison will be unavoidable and honestly the GAP is too big for any SH today. That being said, let's all be honest, organized and more serious racing multiplayer platform is iRacing territory so whoever aims their product to be a competitive eSport is undoubtedly heading to the same direction where iRacing is, even if they denied it. With this honest thing in mind, so far rF2 multiplayer is simply a failure, you can try to turn it the way you want but numbers do not lie. They might come out in the future with a more success, but so far it is a total failure for many reasons. On top of it, there is ZERO incentive for single player due to the worst SP experience today in the market. Ironically even IR offers a better SP experience, albeit still limited, but still better than rFactor. The only reason why i still play around with rF2 is because i have it, otherwise even with all its pro i would avoid it. TL;DR; Awful SP, Poor MP => More like a driving tech demo than a game!!!!