The last few months have led to some of the most exciting, surprising and exhilarating racing to be had in Forza
Motorsport 7 with the 2018 season of the Forza Racing Championship. It begun in March with the Pre-Season
Invitational Presented by IMSA and continued into April and May with the Series 1 Qualifiers and Wednesday Showdowns. Now, it all culminates in Seattle, WA this weekend with the Series 1 Playoffs, which celebrates the 24 Hours of
Le Mans, one of the most prestigious events in motorsport from June 16-17.
Recently, we learned the full
list of car and track combos that will be used in the Series 1 Playoffs, as well as the fan-voted options that will be made available for viewers to decide. Now, we have the provisional driver seeding, which consists of three groups of drivers and they’re all recognizable names with teams like TX3, AMS, TPR, JSR, G2, Vitality, BAM, F4H, and Veloce all well-represented. Check out the full seeding below.
These drivers will be competing for their share of the $75,000 prize pool available, as well as additional Forza Points, which will increase their ranking on the
leaderboard and their chance of attending future offline events in the 2018 season. These include the Series 2 Playoffs this September in Mexico City and the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 finals in London, England this October.
This historic finale event won’t just be a celebration for the entire Forza community and racing esports, but it will see the best of the best – the world’s top drivers in Forza Motorsport 7 battling it out for their share of a
$100,000 prize pool and the title of Forza Racing World Champion. It’s the largest competition offering in ForzaRC history.
Our focus for now, however is on the Series 1 Playoffs this weekend, and in addition to the provisional driver seeding, the prize structure has also been revealed. The top driver will take home a total of $15,000 whilst the runner-up will earn $12,750 with $10,500 being rewarded to the racer who finishes in third place. The rest of the positional prizes sprinkle down from $7,500 as far as $750. The full prize structure breakdown for the Series 1 Playoffs is as follows:
I’ll be in Seattle this weekend to catch the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs live in-person. The trip to the homeland of Turn 10 Studios will include another visit to the developer behind the Forza franchise, as well as the opportunity to catch up with professional ForzaRC drivers and fellow Forza influencers. For more on the ForzaRC experience, be sure to check out our in-depth
feature story on the Pre-Season Invitational and our racing
esports video documentary that focuses the rapid growth and expansion of the scene.
The ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs promises an exciting weekend of competition from 9am PDT (12pm EDT, 5pm BST) on Saturday, June 16th with the first day of racing. Drivers will race their way through the quarter-finals and into the semi-finals – with the field to be narrowed to just 12 drivers by the end of the day. The Series 1 Playoffs resume on Sunday, June 17th at 11am PDT (2pm EDT, 7pm BST) as racers head into the finals to battle for the crown of 2018 Series 1 Champion and their shot at the $15,000 grand prize total.
Be sure to tune in to the ForzaRC Series 1 Playoffs, which broadcast live from Seattle on Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th. Exclusive rewards will be available for those who tune in on the official ForzaRC livestream hub, including a Seattle-themed 2018 Forza Racing Championship Driver Gear suit for your racer in Forza Motorsport 7.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he delivers the latest in news stories, reviews, and feature articles to the website, as well as videos on his YouTube channel and livestreams over on Mixer.