Watch the ForzaRC Season 2 Grand Final Live Stream Here

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We sat down with some of our drivers ahead of today's Grand Final to talk Season 2.

 

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First time watching one of these. Pretty well set up, and there was some great racing. There were a few times where I thought some of the drivers could have set a better example. I know they have a lot at stake here, but they are supposed to be top of their game when the world is watching. As a veteran of GT based racing leagues, I've created and participated in some that were quite a bit cleaner than what I saw today.

But I am excited to see where this e-sports racing stuff goes, especially with GT Sport and the FIA events. It's about time we sim racers start getting more attention.
 

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That was quite pathetic officiating from ESL. Racing games are their lowest priority and the structure and racing standards showed that very well. I hope there's something a ton better than this spec racing in the future.
 

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First time watching one of these. Pretty well set up, and there was some great racing. There were a few times where I thought some of the drivers could have set a better example. I know they have a lot at stake here, but they are supposed to be top of their game when the world is watching. As a veteran of GT based racing leagues, I've created and participated in some that were quite a bit cleaner than what I saw today.

But I am excited to see where this e-sports racing stuff goes, especially with GT Sport and the FIA events. It's about time we sim racers start getting more attention.

Indeed. There were some pretty obvious dive-bombs by teams I'd expect better from.

Really impressive to watch the consistency though. Personally, I like the focus on stock cars, since it means driver skill is the deciding factor. The broadcasting has taken a step up now too, especially with the two locations (and the updated Spectator Mode info helps immensely). Really hoping this means FM7 will ship with even more broadcast-friendly features, and more power for event organizers. As a contrast, the Road to Vegas event was painfully dull to watch, which is a little sad given the massive prize money that'll have. Though I guess we have to see how the final plays out first...

Still, 2017's eSports events should be quite entertaining.