eRace of Champions returns for 2023, qualification open now

Justin Melillo
The eRace Of Champions returns in 2023 on Assetto Corsa. Qualifying is open now and the winner will get to battle in the eROC World Finals.
eRace of Champions returns for 2023, qualification open now

The virtual edition of the Race of Champions, which goes by the same name with an ‘e’ playfully added to the beginning in the word ‘Race’ (eRace of Champions), is back again for 2023.

Utilizing the Assetto Corsa platform, sim racers that meet the criteria defined by the rules and regulations can register and take part in the hot lap competitions that will take place from the 4th of January until the 11th of January.

The fastest eight esports competitors will be pinned against one another on 18th January for the Qualifying final, and the winner of the Qualifying final will join three other finalists that will compete in Sweden at the Race of Champions for the eROC World Final.

Those four finalists will include:

  • The winner of this open 2023 Qualifying Final
  • The 2022 eROC Winner (Jarno Opmeer)
  • The winner of the 2023 Swedish Final
  • A special award participant for the best social media content creator around eROC competition

These four sim racers will head to the eROC World Final, and that will take place at the Race Of Champions Sweden, which will be held at Pite Havsbad from the 24th to the 29th of January.

After the winners are decided, both the overall eROC World Final 2023 winner and runner up will take part in the All Stars portion of the ROC Nations Cup on 28th January 2023. 

In 2022, the eROC World Final was won by Jarno Opmeer, who defeated the now F1 Esports World Champion Lucas Blakeley, 2019’s eROC World Finals winner James Baldwin, and Swedish Finalist Martin Palm.

Opmeer and Blakeley took to the All Stars event. Despite losing out on the eROC title to Opmeer, Blakeley went on to beat the Four-Time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel head to head in a real-world racing competition.

Registration opened back on Wednesday (4th January) and the initial round will last until the 11th. More information can be found on the eROC section of the Race Of Champions website, including eligibility, rules and other regulations. Good luck to all that enter!

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