Racers Can Test Their Mettle Against the World’s Best in June Qualifiers
Ferrari are proud to announce that two of the most exciting esports races of the season are coming this June: the Ferrari Velas Esports North American and European Championship Qualifiers. The European Championship qualifier races will kick things off on Monday June 13th, followed by the North American Championship qualifier races on Tuesday June 14th. Drivers hoping to make a name for themselves in the esports racing scene can register at: www.ferrariesportsseries.gg.
The championship will be played on ‘Assetto Corsa’, which will be flanked by ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’, the driving simulators created by Kunos Simulazioni, including a proud moment for the series as we see the inclusion of some special Ferrari content on this exceptionally well-regarded platform like the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo and the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, the stars of the championship.
The Ferrari Velas Esports Championship qualifiers North America will be hosted by the talented Amanda Busick, who will also act as the official presenter of the entire 2022 season, while the European races will be hosted by acclaimed couple Nicki Shields & Paul Jeffrey. In addition, the broadcast will feature appearances from Ferrari’s star F1 driver Carlos Sainz, who will appear in both the European and North American Championship broadcasts.
“We are thrilled to have Amanda join our host lineup for the season, and having Carlos as a special guest is a huge bonus for our global fanbase” said Charlie Turner, Chief Content Officer, Ferrari. “The two Championship races are set to feature some exciting new competitors, and having Amanda bringing it all to life will no doubt make the events even more entertaining.”
Both championship races will be broadcast live on Ferrari’s Twitch channel starting at 21.00 CEST on the 13th of June for the European show and at 21.00 EDT the 14th of June. Spectators will not only get to witness four great races for each region, but they will also be entered to win official Ferrari themed prizes just for tuning in. Viewers of each race who register on the official website will be entered to win an official Scuderia Ferrari 2022 – Hoodie, a Ferrari Scudetto T-Shirt, and an official Scuderia Ferrari 2022 – Hat.
The registered drivers will compete in one of two parallel championships —European and North American — each divided into 8 qualifying phases (4 on ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ and 4 on ‘Assetto Corsa’) occurring from April to August. The championships will conclude with a double round, with the European regional finals on September 13, and the North American regional finals on September 14. The season will culminate with the Grand Final held in Italy on October 2, 2022, where the top 3 drivers of both regions will battle in an innovative format that will be disclosed just after the regional finals.
The Ferrari Velas Esports Series winner will have the chance to join the highly successful Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team in 2023. This is the first time this opportunity has been extended to racers based in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Visit ferrariesportsseries.gg for a full rundown of all the regulations, prizes, and how to get involved in the Ferrari Velas Esports Series.
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