Following a triumphant return to an in-person LAN-based finale last season in Monaco, the favored sim racing platform’s two major World Sequence Esports competitions – the Nations Cup and the Producers Cup – return for one more season with some vital adjustments.
As soon as once more, anybody with a PlayStation four or PlayStation 5 and a replica of Gran Turismo 7 can take part, coming into in-game qualification rounds earlier than dealing with off in opposition to established World Sequence drivers at an August Showdown occasion this August in Amsterdam.
From there, the World Closing occurs in December, though the situation is but to be unveiled.
Essentially the most vital change for 2023 is to the Nations Cup format. A championship that has at all times determined the ‘quickest’ nation, historically it’s a solo competitors that informally determines the world’s prime Gran Turismo driver.
In the meantime, the Producers Cup has seen three drivers per squad as a staff occasion. That continues to be the case this 12 months, however now that Nations Cup will borrow the trio line-up format.
For the Showdown, for instance, reining Nations Cup finalists will probably be paired with up-and-coming drivers, from the open-qualifying, to create a staff for every area.
All of it kicks off inside Gran Turismo 7. Qualifying has begun in-game, with seven on-line rounds for each competitions till July 1st previous the in-person occasions.
Takuma Miyazono, Kylian Drumont and Daniel Solis have fun profitable the 2022 Gran Turismo World Sequence World Closing Producers Cup for Subaru
Photograph by: Thomas Harrison-Lord
Then comes the Showdown occasion in Amsterdam throughout August 11-12 serving to to find out the entry checklist for the World Finals operating between December 2-Three.
Additionally current in December would be the remaining spherical of the Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup, with qualification additionally already underway.
Final 12 months, Igor Fraga took the Toyota spoils forward of Subaru taking the Producer spoils and Spain’s Coque López the Nations Cup.
The World Sequence is separate from the upcoming Olympic Motor Sport competition, although that makes use of Gran Turismo 7, which is a collaboration between builders Polyphony Digital, the IOC and FIA.