ApexOnlineRacing (AOR) and EventsHouse have laucnhed their “AOR 2019 Esports Teams Tournament”.
Utilising Codemasters’ F1 2018 title, players will compete in 50% races making the action more of a marathon than a sprint.
The competition will run across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms (minimum age of 16) and culminate with a live UK final featuring the top 3 teams from each platform. Players will then battle it out on their respected platforms for a share of the £5,000 prize pool.
Races will be broadcast from the new AOR TV studio, powered by Events House, and viewable on the Official AOR YouTube channel. You can check out the announcement trailer below.
The tournament is open to new and old teams, to qualify you must have two of your drivers set 3 time trials each around the set tracks. The times are then combined and ranked – the top 10 times, per platform, will progress to the Online racing portion.
The online portion of the tournament will be stretched out across 9 weeks with a one race per week per platform format. The top 3 teams from each platform will be invited to attend a live final at a secret UK location (more details expected soon).
You can view all the important dates you need to know below.
Sign Up Period Begins: Thursday 21st February
Sign Up Period Ends: Thursday 7th March
Time Trial Qualification Period Begins: Thursday 21st February
Time Trial Qualification Period Ends: Friday 8th March
Grid Reveals: Saturday 9th March
Tournament Begins: Tuesday 12th March
Tournament Ends: Saturday 18th May
Bahrain Grand Prix: Tuesday 12th March / Thursday 14th March / Saturday 16th March
Chinese Grand Prix: Tuesday 19th March / Thursday 21st March / Saturday 23rd March
Monaco Grand Prix: Tuesday 26th March / Thursday 28th March / Saturday 30th March
Austrian Grand Prix: Tuesday 2nd April / Thursday 4th April / Saturday 6th April
British Grand Prix: Tuesday 9th April / Thursday 11th April / Saturday 13th April
Belgian Grand Prix: Tuesday 23rd April / Thursday 25th April / Saturday 27th April
Japanese Grand Prix: Tuesday 30th April / Thursday 2nd May / Saturday 4th May
United States Grand Prix: Tuesday 7th May / Thursday 9th May / Saturday 11th May
Brazilian Grand Prix: Tuesday 14th May / Thursday 16th May / Saturday 18th May
(Xbox One races on Tuesday, PlayStation 4 races on Thursday, PC races on Saturday)