Another one of the biggest sim racing esports competitions is making its return this year in the form of the 2023 Ferrari Esports Series. Once again, the big prize for the winner will be a seat at the table on the Scuderia Ferrari Esports team.
The tournament season is set to kick off on Thursday, 6th April, with a livestream on the team’s Twitch channel. Regions that can compete in the competition include Europe, North America, and for the first time in competition history, those in the Asia-Pacific area.
Jonathan Riley scored the overall title in the 2022 Ferrari Esports Series and now competes as a member of the Ferrari Esports team in SRO Esports’ Intercontinental GT Challenge Esports competition.
Both Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione will be utilized once again. The qualifiers start in July. There will also be some additional viewing content for the series in the form of the five-episode “Ferrari 101” series and a three-part docuseries titled “Off The Grid” featuring the 2022 champion Riley.
2023 FERRARI ESPORTS SERIES CALENDAR
- Kick-off Show – Thursday 6 April
- Qualifier 1 – Thursday 20 July
- Qualifier 2 – Thursday 24 August
- Qualifier 3 – Tuesday 12 September
- APAC Regional – Saturday 23 September
- NA Regional – Sunday 24 September
- EU Regional – Saturday 30 September
- Grand Final Pre-Show – Wednesday 11 October
- Grand Final – Thursday 12 October
All of the action will be presented by hosts Julia Hardy and Mike Channell. Julia has previously presented in the Gran Turismo World Series World Finals while Mike is known for his contributions at TopGear.com and Outside Xbox. Fans of the series can catch all of the action on the Ferrari Twitch, YouTube and Facebook social channels.
We’ll likely find out more about the series during the kickoff show on 6th April. That premiere starts at 7:00 PM CEST / 6:00 PM BST / 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST / 2:00 AM AEDT over on the Ferrari Esports’ Twitch channel.
SOURCE: Ferrari Esports