Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have detailed their plans for the
Forza Racing Championship in 2018. The return of the competitive series promises
to take “racing esports to the next level” as drivers compete for the largest
prize pool yet of the Forza Racing Championship – $250,000.
The ForzaRC 2018 will be the first official competitive
event held on Forza Motorsport 7 by Turn 10 and Gfinity, and starting today,
drivers can register to compete in the 2018 season beginning on April 2nd as they prepare to race to the top of the leaderboard in a seven-week
series and compete in ranked events to earn points and climb the leaderboard.
Microsoft has said “a full breakdown of the tournament structure”
will be revealed in March, alongside details on how you can work your way to
the top of the leaderboard. For now, however, we do have a look at the schedule
of ForzaRC events in 2018!
The road to the podium commences with a Pre-Season Invitational
Presented by IMSA on March 24th. The event will be held in Seattle, Washington,
the home of Forza Motorsport developer Turn 10 Studios. Microsoft says it has
invited “some of the best drivers and teams in the world” to compete at this
event and to set the stage for a season of exhilarating races. Additional
details, including participating racers, cars, and tracks will be shared in
Following the 2018 Pre-Season Invitational will be the
regular season. This one is split into two different series, each consisting of
seven weeks of ranked events that culminate in a live playoff event with a
prize-poll of $75,000. Series 1 will be held from April 2nd to May 23rd, with
the playoffs live from Seattle, Washington on June 16th and 17th. Series 2 will
be held between July 9th to August 29th, with the playoffs live from Mexico
City on September 29th and 30th.
Microsoft will also host bi-weekly broadcasts every other
Wednesday for both events on its Mixer streaming platform. At the end of the two series, the top 24 drivers
will be invited to compete in the Forza Racing World Championship for their
shot at a $100,000 prize pool and the title of Forza World Champion. The finale
will be held live in London, UK in October 2018.
Registration for ForzaRC 2018 has opened on the official and
newly-revamped Forza Racing
Championship website. Remember, you can catch all the official livestreams for the esports series on Mixer. Expect additional details to come in March, but for
now, don’t miss our
feature story on everything Microsoft and Turn 10 has done with the Forza
Racing Championship so far.
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