The Forza Racing Championship is Microsoft’s premier competitive
racing esports series played on the company’s flagship racing franchise for
Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs, Forza Motorsport.
Over the next year, Microsoft and its Forza Motorsport
development team at Turn 10 Studios will take racing esports to the next level
with the Forza Racing Championship 2018 season. Drivers will compete for the
largest prize pool in the history of ForzaRC, where more than $250,000 in
prizes will be up for grabs.
In advance of the 2018 season start, the Forza Racing Championship
will host a Pre-Season Invitational Presented by IMSA on March 24th in Seattle,
Washington, the home of Turn 10 Studios. Microsoft has invited some of the best
drivers and teams in the world of Forza Motorsport to compete and set the stage
for a season of exhilarating races.
Following the Pre-Season Invitational, the regular season
begins. The ForzaRC 2018 season is split into two series, each consisting of
seven weeks of ranked events with bi-weekly broadcasts and culminating in a
live playoff event with a prize pool of $75,000. The first of these playoff events
will be hosted this June in Seattle, the other from Mexico City in September.
When the competition begins on April 2nd, all registered
drivers begin their race to the top of the leaderboard. As part of each
seven-week series, drivers will compete in ranked events, earning points and
climbing the leaderboard as they go.
At the end of the two series, the top 24 drivers will be
invited to compete in the Forza Racing World Championship 2018 finale held in
London, England for their shot at a $100,000 prize pool and the title of Forza World
Catch the official Forza Racing Championship broadcasts on Mixer, with video-on-demand shared
on the all-new ForzaRC YouTube
channel featuring highlights, interviews, past broadcasts, and more.
Find the official 2018 broadcast schedule for the Forza
Racing Championship in the official screenshot above and check back on FullThrottle for
our coverage of each ForzaRC event throughout the year.
Registration for the Forza Racing Championship 2018 season
is now open – sign-up today on the official
Gfinity website and hit the track for some practise in the all-new ForzaRC
Rivals event available in Forza Motorsport 7. Plus, don’t miss the all-new ‘Spectate’
and ‘Seed the Grid’ esports features
that take Turn 10’s latest flagship racing game into the competitive spotlight.
The Forza Racing Championship 2018 season has been built on the
Motorsport 7, which features more than 700 cars, complimented by the
largest collections of Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches, all driveable
across more than 30 track locations at a blistering 60fps in 4K resolution on Xbox One X and
Windows 10 PC.