Microsoft has announced the start date for season 2 of the official Forza RC Championship. The second eSports series will have prizes on offer of $150,000 and opens on November 7th to players of all abilities.
A statement on the Xbox news website declares that registration is open to players through the ESL website, and for the first time will take place across two games, Forza Horizon 3 and Forza Motorsport 6.
Two distinct championships are being competed for. The “Elite Series” on Forza Motorsport 6 and the “Recreation Series” on Forza Horizon 3. The Elite Series season semi finals will be viewable via the games official Twitch and Beam channels from November 13th. Microsoft describe the tournament formats as: “The Elite Series is comprised of three weeks of racing competition. 160 drivers will compete each week, with the top 32 drivers entering the Elite Series Showdown races to battle for entry to the ForzaRC Grand Finals.” The Recreation Series comprises of players setting their fastest time in a special event created on Forza Horizon 3. Participation in this event may unlock special Horizon Edition versions of cars.
Both championships will surely generate plenty of interest, and last seasons four winners Laige, Shadest, BAM ASIX 13, and JSR Razer JDM will be once again competing for glory.
The Forza Racing Championship Season 2 has attracted big name sponsors including Michelin and Logitech G, giving rise to the large prize fund on offer. A grand prize of $10,000 to the winner of the Elite Series is quite an incentive, maybe even nearly as big an incentive as being crowned the fastest racer in the world. The finals will be held on December 11th and broadcast live from ESL’s Studios in Burbank California.