There’s been a recent change to the ESL R1 calendar that moves the final two dates of competition back to the middle of May and the first week of June. With the season originally slated to end on the final weekend in May, the season will now conclude in the first week of June, which also means the RENNSPORT summit date has been pushed back as well.
An update to the schedule for the inaugural season of the ESL R1 on RENNSPORT was published on the series’ website and in version 1.2 of the ESL R1 rulebook on 5th April. The rulebook changelog states that the dates were updated on the 15th of March for both the eighth round and the Spring Major, and the entirety of the new rulebook was shared with teams just yesterday on the 5th of April.
These new dates are now 15th May for Round 8, which is still to take place online, and the 3rd and 4th of June for the Spring Major at the RENNSPORT Summit in Munich, Germany. The other dates, including the next round of the championship this weekend, remains the same.
Through four rounds so far in the championship, R8G Esports has a hold at the top of both the Team and Driver’s Standings. The team leads by a nice 69 points over second place Team Redline while both Jiri Toman and Marcell Csincsik sit atop the the rest of the field, Toman at 181 points, Csincsik at 158, and third place Joshua Rogers from Porsche Coanda has 140 points.
This change could have a potential impact on another sim racing series on a different platform that some drivers are competing in both in 2023. The Porsche TAG Heuer Esports Supercup on iRacing is slated to finish their season the same day as the first day of the RENNSPORT Summit, 3rd June.
This could affect drivers such as Maximilian Benecke (MOUZ), Jamie Fluke (Apex Racing Team), Yohann Harth (Apex Racing Team) and Tuomas Tähtelä (HEROIC) who compete in both top level series. Benecke, Fluke and Harth are in the top half of the standings in both championships, so that’s something to keep an eye on.
ESL R1 2023, SPRING SEASON – UPDATED SCHEDULE
Round 1, IEM Expo Katowice, Poland, ESL Pro Tour – 11th February 2023 Round 2, IEM Expo Katowice, Poland, ESL Pro Tour – 12th February 2023 Round 3, online – 13th March 2023 Round 4, online – 27th March 2023
- Round 5, online – 10th April 2023
- Round 6, online – 17th April 2023
- Round 7, online – 24th April 2023
- Round 8, online – 15th May 2023 (updated)
- ESL R1 Spring Major, Rennsport Summit, Munich, Germany – 3rd-4th June 2023 (updated)