The 2021 Ferrari eSports Series to kick-off in April
23 March 2021
Following a successful inaugural season which saw 20,000 European drivers enter the competition, the Ferrari eSports Series will be back in April. The winner will receive the opportunity to join the Ferrari Driver Academy eSports Team.
This year tournament will use Kunos Simulazioni’s Assetto Corsa and will feature four of Ferrari’s real-world vehicles, including two exclusively available to drivers who register for the Series: the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo and the brand-new Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo. The best 48 drivers of the qualification races (April-July) will qualify for the main Ferrari eSports Series competition, which is set to run from late August until November. The season will culminate with the top 24 drivers taking part in the three race Grand Final, scheduled for mid-December. All the action will be streamed on the Ferrari eSports Twitch Channel.
This year, two additional elements have been added to the format in order to add to the fun and competition: registered players will be offered the chance to participate in various prize draw events throughout the season, with a selection of outstanding prizes up for grabs, while the winner of each prize draw will be announced live on air by the race broadcast team during each race’s live-streamed event. Season 2 will also feature an original official competition developed especially for design-minded Ferrari eSports fans: the all-new Car Livery Contest, which will allow participants to create and submit liveries for some cars used by the Series via a specially created website. The best of the liveries will be shared on Ferrari’s official social channels. The most popular design with the Ferrari community will be incorporated into the game and used during the official Series races.
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