Gfinity has been announced as the exclusive tournament operations partner for the Elite Series finals of Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) Season 3: The Porsche Cup at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
Following on from the success of the Forza Racing Championship Invitational Presented by Porsche in New York on May 4th, Gfinity will once again leverage its experience in delivering esports tournaments for the big event, which sees the end of a four-week season of competitive racing on Forza Motorsport 6.
The finals will take place on 17 – 18 June at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Over 60 drivers will be taking part in the competition, making the ForzaRC Season 3: The Porsche Cup finals the first racing esports event ever hosted during the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the organiser of 24 Hours of Le Mans, has created a new category for esports to mark the occasion: The Official Endurance Esports Category, with the winner of the ForzaRC Season 3: The Porsche Cup finals to stand on the Le Mans podium alongside the winning 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers to claim their trophy and share in $100k USD in cash prizes.
With the largest online racing community in the world, Forza’s Elite drivers will compete on Gfinity’s online tournament platform.
Fans are invited to join Gfinity for all the nonstop action from home by tuning into the Mixer livestream, Twitch and Twitter in three rounds. Casual viewing of Round 1 will run from 12pm – 6 pm CET on June 17th. Rounds 2 and 3 will be full live streams, running from 8 pm CET June 17th to 2 am CET June 18 and 10 am to 1 pm CET on June 18, respectively.
The partnership between Gfinity and Microsoft helps to further establish Gfinity as a leader in international esports tournament design and execution. The hosting of ForzaRC also runs alongside Gfinity’s own Elite Series, a tournament that aims to give amateurs a clear path to becoming a professional.
Esports Insider says: Congratulations to Gfinity. We haven’t watched Forza before so we’ll make sure to have a gander and see what it’s all about.