2018 Forza Racing Championship

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  1. PJTierney

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    @ManteoMax has done the usual compiling of info over on the official forums:

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    ESPN has announced the Forza Racing Championship 2018:

    ForzaRC World Championship features $100,000 prize pool
    Imad Khan
    February 13, 2018



    http://www.espn.com/esports/story/_...world-championship-features-100000-prize-pool

    (read the full article for more details)




    "Drivers start your engines! We're taking racing esports to the next level with the Forza Racing Championship 2018. Starting today, drivers can register to compete for more than $250,000 in prizes. For more details and to register head to http://ForzaRC.com . #ForzaRC"
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    FORZARC.COM
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    www.ForzaRC.com has all the info:

    • Registration link
    • Video promo for ForzaRC 2018
    • Overview of prizes
    • Overview of the Pre-Season Invitational and Regular Season
    • Calendar from March to October
    • Tune In dates for livestreams on Mixer
    • ForzaRC Youtube
    More info will follow in March


    REGISTRATION
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    Drivers can register now for the events beginning in April. Drivers need to be 16 years old. There is no fee required. Steps:

    1) From www.ForzaRC.com click "Register Now"
    2) Be sure to read the Terms & Conditions, and the FAQ linked at the bottom of the registration page.
    3) Sign Up to create a Gfinity account. You'll need an email address, and then you'll need to respond to an Activation email message.
    4) Log In If you know your Gfinity account email but have forgotten the password you can recover it with the link to send an email.
    5) Link your Xbox Live Gamertag to your Gfinity account. If you have previously linked your XBL account to your Gfinity account, you can select "Refresh Gamertag" and should see the success message on screen. If your account is new, go to the upper right corner drop down menu and select Edit Profile - at the bottom of your profile page you'll see an "XBOXLIVE" field to type in your gamertag.

    Follow ForzaRC.com for news and updates as we get nearer to events.

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    Tagging @GTPNewsWire, @SlipZtrEm
     
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    Some Dan Greenawalt quotes from the ESPN article:

    From the sounds of it, ForzaRC will focus more on the esports aspect of competition, rather than the GT Academy approach of trying to replicate and produce real racing drivers. In other words, play to the advantages of Forza as a racing game, and not as a copy of real-life motorsport.

    This makes sense as esports in general is primarily a marketing activity (until a game reaches League of Legends level where the "sport" is as important as the game itself), and one of its goals is to make the game appealing to newcomers and active players alike.


    Game-wise there's this, probably a similar feature update to Forza Motorsport 6:
    ...and to get into speculation territory, the March Invitational is sponsored by IMSA.
     
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    https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/forzarc_2018_announce

    More info, not only on the RC but Monday's content update:

    Looks like the regular season will be using Multiplayer lobbies:

     
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  5. Populuxe Cowboy

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    I signed up for it, but there's no way I'm even going to be in the top 90%. I'm just in it for the participation prizes.
     
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    The pre-season thing starts tomorrow and if you watch the stream you apparently will receive some in-game prizes, no clue what they are though.

    Info here.
     
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    Taken from the site currently:

    Quest 1 - Log into the site (apparently) - '69 Ford Mustang Boss 302 FE with the Year of the Dog livery
    Quest 2 - Retweet @forzamotorsport from an overlay or the Twitter Panel - ‘88 Holden VL Commodore Group A SV
    Quest 3 - Watch 20 minutes or more of the livestream and answer at least 3 polls - '17 Aston Martin DB11 with the ForzaRC livery
    Quest 4 - Watch 60 minutes or more of the livestream - ForzaRC Driver Suit
    Quest 5 - Watch the entire show (240 minutes) - ’17 Nissan GTR

    There's also raffles during the show you have to click to enter.
     
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    This is the bracket I'm in tomorrow, some quick ones in there...
     
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    Leaderboards for week 1 are up on Gfinity.

    Europe:
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    Global:
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    Not bad for a casual racer :cheers:

    I doubt I'll take part in future Qualifiers since I've got no hope of making the playoffs, but it was nice to see how I stacked up.
     
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    No freebies in today's stream.
     
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    :censored: it. When do these :censored:ing things start? I keep missing out on the time and poll quests because I tune in either too soon or too late.
     
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    Afternoon races are live, so people can pick up the goodies for the next 1hr 55m.
     
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    Races are live. If you miss this one, you can tune in again in five hours for a repeat. Here are the prizes:
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    Today was round 1 of the second series. A replay will happen in four hours.

    The prizes were 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T with a special (and very groovy) livery, 2017 Maserati #35 M. Calamia Swiss Team MC Trofeo, 1998 Porsche 911 GT1 Straßenversion, 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, and the Sambadrome driver gear.

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    That livery would have been a lot cooler on the Vandura or Samba Bus.
     
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    Wait, there were prizes? I watched it on mixer, and I didn't see anything about that. I only watched it for the 1st race in the '70 Challenger at Road Atlanta. Or was I on something different? I clicked on it when it came up, but it took me to Mixer I think. Fortunately it looks like I didn't miss out on much, except for the Groovy Challenger. I gotta pay more attention to this. I'm already peeved to have missed out on the 1st Forza RC Driver Gear.
     
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