For the first time in history, Formula 1 has announced an official eSports Series World Championship which in 2017.
This Formula 1 eSports Series World Championship will be run in a partnership of Formula 1, a game developers named Codemasters and the specialists of eSports named Gfinity.
The preliminary season of the championship will be started in the month of September this year to band together with the launch of the 2017 F1 championship. This will be held through a qualification round which will run through the month and which will determine the 40 quickest drivers of the game.
Those selected drivers will be invited to the semifinals which will be live. The semifinals will be held at the Gfinity Arena in London on October 10 and 11. The semifinals will select 20 drivers among those 40. Then the top 20 selected drivers will play in the finals. The final games will be held on November and those will be held as the part of the season-closing Grand Prix which will take place at Abu Dhabi.
There will be held a three race event which will determine the first ever eSports F1 World Champion and it will take place at the same weekend when the Formula 1 2017 champions will be announced.
F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches said that the eSports World Championship launch of this year provides a great scope to their business, specially in the aspect of strategy and the way they engage fans to the sports, he added.
He further added that, it is a growing category which have the potential to engage a huge amount of fans all over the world who love racing sports. He also said, it is a prove that they are entering in a big way. F1 commercial boss Sean Bratches also thanked Gfinity and Codemasters and said that they are very much proud that they have joined them n their journey.
He says that they will continue to evolve and innovate their way in the virtual counterparts of the F1 as they do in Formula 1 in the real life so that they can ensure the most amazing and enjoyable experiences they can provide for their fans.
CEO of Codemasters named Frank Saigner has stated that the eSports concept is surely taking the fan engagement to a whole new level.
He further added that, eSports is one of the fastest growing sectors of gaming, which has already attracted audiences in numbers of millions.
Frank Saigner also said that, they are delighted to announce the incredible racing series in attachment with Formula 1 in their upcoming F1 game in 2017. The game will provide a thrilling experience for the players and the viewers all over the world as the game will be highly competitive and high speedy.
Whatever, they look forward to engage more deeply with their loyal and passionate community which should bring new fans for their game and the racing sports itself.