F1 Accelerates into Its First Official Mobile Racing Esports Competition

Published: Sep 9, 2020

Having already moved into the esports gaming industry with the successful F1 Esports Series, which is scheduled to return this October, The bosses at Formula 1 have decided the time is right to make another foray into the industry and this time into the burgeoning arena of mobile esports gaming.

The new event launched on the 7th September 2020 and is the F1 Mobile Racing Esports competition. Players from all over the globe are invited to take part in this competitive F1 Mobile Racing event completely for free by downloading the F1 Mobile Racing game app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

The app, which has been created by Codemasters who have a long history of producing F1 licensed content and who were recently nominated for the Esports Game of the Year, for their exciting released F1 2019.

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No Live Events

Unlike the F1 Esports Series, the new F1 Mobile Racing competition will not feature any specific live events or broadcasts. Players will be able to log into their downloaded app at any time and compete in the tournament on the device.

Players will compete against each other across four monthly competitions in a series of monthly qualification leagues. The leagues will not only feature the best-performing players at the top, but players will also be able to collect rewards and complete a number of in-game challenges.

The top qualifiers in the F1 Mobile Racing Qualification Leagues will earn themselves a place in the tournament finals which are scheduled to take place in December 2020. At that event, one mobile player will be crowned the F1 Mobile Racing Esports 2020 Champion and will receive a one-of-a-kind trophy to mark the achievement.

How do the Qualifiers Work?

The qualifiers began on the 7th September with the monthly Qualification Leagues for the F1 Mobile Racing tournament added to the downloadable app through the latest update. This means that if you already have the updated version of the F1 Mobile Racing app, then you should already have access to the qualifiers.

Each of the monthly qualifiers will see players undertake a number of different challenges within the game in order to progress. The further a player progresses, the more challenges they can complete, and the better the times that they can complete them in, then the higher up the qualification ladder they will finish.

Each month the top-performing mobile players in the league will earn a place at the finals.

How are the Finals to be organized?

The F1 Mobile Racing Finals will take place after three months of qualifying competition at a date yet to be announced in December 2020. The Finals will be divided into three 3-day rounds of competition, across each round, the best performers will then move on to the next stage of the competition.

As with the qualifiers, a number of in-game rewards will be available to be won by the competitors right the way through to the Grand Final, which will see the eventual winner crowned the official F1 Mobile Racing Esports Champion.

“Booming”

Speaking about the competition, Julian Tan the head of Digitial Business Initiatives and Esports at Formula 1, commented:

“Mobile esports is a booming industry as Gen Zs and Gen Alpha spend more time gaming and on their phones,”

“We see huge potential to develop our product set and expertise in this area in our ongoing effort to reach out and build a younger fanbase, providing ever more touchpoints for them to engage with Formula 1.”

“This is part of F1’s strategy to continue making the sport more accessible to our fans through gaming and esports, especially with F1 Mobile Racing developed by Codemasters being completely free to download and with participation being free and open to all. We are excited to kick off our search for our inaugural F1 Mobile Racing Esports Champion 2020!”

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