F1 is continuing its rapid growth in the Mobile Gaming industry by offering fans of all ages around the world the opportunity to get involved in competitive racing, completely free in a brand-new mobile competition. The competition represents the latest step in F1’s ongoing strategy to reach out to a younger demographic and making the sport more accessible through gaming and Esports.
Launched on 7th September, the F1 Mobile Racing Esports competition will be played solely on the F1 Mobile Racing game (free to download on iOS and Android mobile devices), created by Codemasters, who have recently been nominated for the Esports Game of the Year for F1 2019®. Unlike the F1 Esports Series presented by Aramco, which will return in October, there will be no live events or broadcasts for this competition, with everything being contested in-game on mobile devices.
The competition will span across four months with monthly Qualifications Leagues, where a host of in-game challenges and rewards will be available for players competing, before the season climaxes with the Final in December, when one winner will be crowned F1 Mobile Racing Esports 2020 Champion and receive a bespoke trophy.
A breakdown of how the competition will work:
On 7th September the monthly Qualification Leagues will be added to the game in the latest update – this will give anyone with the game the chance to qualify for the finals at the end of the year
Qualification Leagues will run throughout September, October and November
In each monthly Qualification League players must undertake in-game challenges to progress
Leagues reset at the end of each month
The top performing drivers from each monthly Qualification League qualify to take part in the Finals
The F1 Mobile Racing Esports Finals will take place in December (exact dates TBC), with the tournament determining the F1 Mobile Racing Esports champion
The Finals will be divided into three 3-day rounds, with the best performers per round progressing
A selection of exclusive in-game rewards will be up for grabs for any driver reaching the December finals
The Grand Final round will crown the overall champion who will receive a trophy and the official title of F1 Mobile Racing Esports Champion.