Following a successful campaign in 2021 – that also saw the 2020 World Finals take place – the WRC Esports series will return in 2022 and it starts again soon.
There will be a 13-event calendar in 2022 using the WRC 10 game. The first round will be using the Monte Carlo stages and is open between 4th-7th February 2022, while the last qualifying round will be between 12th-15th August 2022 on the new Greek stages.
Alongside the latest Acropolis Rally stages, WRC 10‘s Estonian and Croatian venues are also set for inclusion, providing a new challenge.
After the 13 rounds, the top performers will make it to a World Final event, the date and location of which are to be confirmed. The 10 best scores of each player will be taken into account and the eight best players of the season will take part in the final, which will ultimately determine the overall winner.
Now in its sixth season, the WRC-backed event will be open to anyone with WRC 10 on PC, PlayStation or Xbox, with each individual round simply available between the appropriate dates inside the game. Professional esports teams are encouraged to register online.
Sami-Joe won the 2020 WRC esports championship, followed by Nexl in 2021, taking his third crown after a dramatic final held in Athens.
“It’s always improving each year. It’s really impressive the job they did on each game and cool to witness [the game evolution],” said Lohan Blanc, aka Nexl.
“I can’t wait to see what WRC 10 will be like in competition, with the sometimes complicated weather conditions, it will be very challenging.”
Esports WRC 2022 Calendar
Monte-Carlo: 4th-7th February
Sweden: 18th-21st February
Spain: 4th-7th March
Wales: 18th-21st March
Belgium: 1st-4th April
Croatia: 15th-18th April
Japan: 29th April-2nd May
Portugal: 13th-16th May
Italy: 27th-30th May
Kenya: 17th-20th June
Estonia: 8th-11th July
Finland: 29th July-1st August
Greece: 12th-15th August
World Finals: TBC
Update – the calendar has been revised, this is now the final schedule which includes a later start date.