Forza Racing Championship Season 2 Premieres November 7, Has $150,000 in Prizes

on October 29, 2016 2:17 PM

Forza Racing Championship Season 2 will begin on November 7, 2016 according to Turn 10 Studios. The developer also announced that participants will be competing for $150,000 in prizes. Registration is now open, and events take place in both Forza Motosport 6 and Forza Horizon 3. There are two series: the Elite Series (Forza 6) and the Recreation Series (Forza Horizon 3).

Registration is through the ESL website, and rules for the tournament can be found here. The Elite Series semi-finals will be streamed via the ESL through Twitch and Beam channels. You can find the full details for everything regarding the tournament below, via Turn 10 Studios. Below all the text is an image gallery for cars featured in the championship as well as a trailer for the competition.

For the Elite Series there will be three weeks, each with qualifiers. The top 32 from these will go on to compete in the Elite Cup, from which the top 16 will compete in Showdown. Players 33-160 will compete in a Consolation Cup. After the three weeks are over there will be a Grand Finals competition consisting of the top 12 players from Elite Series Showdown and four invited players from Season 1.

The ForzaRC Season 2 Elite Series is comprised of three weeks of competitive play in Forza Motorsport 6, beginning on November 7. The three weekly Semi Finals series will start each Monday with a custom Rivals Qualifier event. For Season 2, ForzaRC Rivals events will open on Monday and close on Wednesday.

Once the weekly Elite Series Rivals qualifier is complete, the top 160 registered and eligible players on the Rivals leaderboard will move on to the next stage of competition. The top 32 eligible players will qualify into the Elite Series Cup, which will be held weekly on Saturday. The Elite Series Cups will be 1v1 races, where players will compete to be one of 16 players that move on to the weekly Elite Series Showdown, which will be broadcast live. From each weekly Elite Series Showdown, four players will move on to the Elite Series Grand Finals, which will be broadcast on December 11.

The remaining 33-160 players from each week’s Elite Series Rivals qualifier will move on to a special Elite Series Consolation Cup, which will take place weekly on Saturdays. The Consolation Cup will feature 1v1 races as well, and the Top 16 players from the Consolation Cup will each win cash prizes.

Weekly Showdown Prizing

  • 1st place – 16th place — $100

Weekly Consolation Cup Prizing

  • 1st place – 16th place — $50

Grand Finals Prizing

  • 1st – $10,000
  • 2nd – $8,000
  • 3rd – $6,000
  • 4th – $4,000
  • 5th/6th – $1,500
  • 7th/8th – $800
  • 9th/12th – $500
  • 13th/16th – $300

For the Recreation Series, players will be required to set a time in a different ForzaRC Recreation Rivals Event each week. Those who set the top times in each week will be eligible for physical prizes, and all players who participate are eligible for special cars in Forza Horizon 3.

Week 1 (October 28 – 31)

Recreation Series Week 1 Rivals Event (1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport Quattro S1 on Mill Cross Country Circuit. Conditions: Morning, fog)

Week 2 (October 30 – November 6)

Recreation Series Week 2 Rivals Event (2013 Audi RS 4 Avant on East Bridge Scramble. Conditions: Evening, clear)

Week 3 (November 6 – 13)

Recreation Series Week 3 Rivals Event (2015 Audi TTS Coupé. Conditions: Afternoon, clear)

Week 4 (November 13 – 20)

Recreation Series Week 4 Rivals Event (2011 Audi RS 3 Sportback on East Suburbs Circuit. Conditions: Morning, clear)

Week 5 (November 20 – 27)

Recreation Series Week 5 Rivals Event (2011 Audi RS 5 Couple on Rainforest Circuit. Conditions: Evening, clear)

Week 6 (November 27 – December 4)

Recreation Series Week 6 Rivals Event (1983 Audi Sport quattro on Redstone Mine Scramble. Conditions: Night, light rain)

Week 7 (December 4 – 11)

Recreation Series Week 7 Rivals Event (2016 Audi R8 V10 Plus on East Suburbs Circuit. Conditions: Morning, light rain)

Recreation Series Prizes

Registered and eligible players in the ForzaRC Season 2 Recreation Series will have a chance to win cash prizes, depending on their performance on the weekly Recreation Series Rivals event leaderboard. Here’s a look at how the prizing breaks down.

For each weekly Recreation Rivals event, we’ll be gifting prizes to the top registered and eligible players on the leaderboard:

  • 1st/2nd Place – Playseat Forza Motorsport Racing Chair
  • 3rd/4th Place – Logitech G Wheel
  • 5th/10th Place – Forza Horizon 3 Car Pass
  • 11th/25th Place – Forza Racing Championship Swag Item

In addition, players who set a time on the leaderboard will be eligible to win a special car in Forza Horizon 3. Here’s the list of cars available per week:

  • Week 1 – 2017 Ford GT Horizon Edition
  • Week 2 – 2554 AMG Transport Dynamics M12S Warthog CST
  • Week 3 – 2016 Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 Horizon Edition
  • Week 4 – 2015 Ford #17 Xbox Racing Ford Falcon FG X
  • Week 5 – 1994 Nissan Silvia K’s
  • Week 6 – 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Horizon Edition
  • Week 7 – 2014 Bentley #7 M-Sport Bentley Continental GT3

Set a time in all seven weekly events – 1977 Aston Martin V8 Vantage w/custom Forza Racing Championship livery.

 /  Staff Writer
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