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#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:08:00 AM(UTC)
"The long wait is nearly over! We're live now at http://twitch.tv/forzarc and http://mixer.com/forzarc with @mechberg and the #ForzaRC team talking all things #ForzaRC2019"

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#2 Posted : Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:38:15 AM(UTC)
ForzaRC 2019 Invitational Season Announcement
Jacob Norwood
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/forzarc_2019_announce
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8c6UnszZHY - Announce video


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The Forza Racing Championship (ForzaRC) is coming back for a brand-new season of racing action. The official announcement came on our August 27 Forza Monthly livestream. Featuring the best racers and teams in the world at the highest level of competition, the 2019 ForzaRC season kicks off in September with new formats, new rules, and a total prize pool of $250,000.


Let’s break down all the details.

1. The ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019

This season of racing is a closed invitational and unlike any ForzaRC that came before it. All invited teams competing in this series were selected by the ForzaRC team with specific criteria in mind including pro status, skill level and organization. With new competitive formats and a teams-based focused, the best drivers in the world will be challenged in unprecedented ways.

2. Team Racing is the future of ForzaRC.

We’re making ForzaRC history by introducing team racing - it’s not just about being the best driver on the track anymore. Team racing brings a whole new layer of strategy and cooperation, to the on-track mix. with each team consisting of three drivers and a coach, all working together to come out on top. When 13 of the most competitive teams in the world compete against each other. the results promise to be explosive.

3. New Systems and Formats

ForzaRC race directors and the adjudication team have put in the work to make this season the most streamlined racing experience yet. A redesigned adjudication system and the introduction of Forza Race Regulations keep the racing action front-and-center.

4. ForzaRC returns September 21

All the action kicks off on September 21 with seven weeks of online racing, followed by the LAN finals, where the top 8 teams will head to sunny Burbank, California for two days of live head-to-head competition, all streamed live on Mixer and Twitch. Look for more details on the live LAN finals coming soon.

Here’s the full schedule of broadcast competitions:
· Online Round 1: September 21
· Online Round 2: September 28
· Online Round 3: October 5
· Online Round 4: October 12
· Online Round 5: October 19
· Online Round 6: October 26
· Online Round 7: November 2
· Live LAN Finals: November 23rd-24th

Official team rosters will be locked and announced soon, and you can tune in to the live action on September 21 at mixer.com/forza and twitch.tv/forza

The future of the Forza Racing Championship is here. Buckle up and tune in for the best racing in esports, all season long.

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#3 Posted : Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:44:13 AM(UTC)
#FORZAMONTHLY REVEAL

The #ForzaRC2019 Invitational Series was revealed during on the August 27th #ForzaMonthly livestream by Lead Producer for Forza Esports Wes Eckhart, Design Director Elliott Lyons, and caster Alie Tacq.

They discussed the season broadcast calendar and the professional teams approach, which will consist of 3 drivers and a coach. Team rosters are TBA, but Elliott Lyons mentioned that some of the team coaches will also be familiar faces from ForzaRC history. Alie Tacq discussed the strategic element to racing with the teams format.

The 13 teams announced:
@THR_esports Team Highlands Racing
@SauberEsports Sauber Esports
@Lazarus Lazarus
@JOTA_eSport JOTA eSport
@AMS_RacingTeam Alien Motorsport
@Ryze_Msport Ryze Motorsport
Mordor Game Club Team Forza
@WilliamsEsports Williams Esports
@SMP_Racing Esports
@FastRacersForza FRF
@redbullracingES Red Bull Racing Esports
@VDbyTX3 Virtual Drivers by TX3
@raging_e Raging Dragon Esports



Eliott Lyons and Chris Esaki also addressed community Q&A at the end of the livestream related to Forza in general and ForzaRC specifically, including topics of anti-cheat efforts and homologation. The next #ForzaMonthly livestream will be on September 23rd and take more questions via the https://aka.ms/AskForza thread.

Watch the replay on Forza's official YouTube channel here.

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#4 Posted : Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:15:06 AM(UTC)
When we will have another ForzaRC for players to register and participate??
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#5 Posted : Thursday, August 29, 2019 9:41:05 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: byAvallone Go to Quoted Post
When we will have another ForzaRC for players to register and participate??


Pretty clear that such an event won't be happening.

I watched as much as I could because I participated. I likely won't be watching as much this time. I'm more interested in the format than the teams or players.

It is probably fair to say that this is basically a live beta that'll eventually be expanded probably for FM8. If this format works for a small group of players, then it could expand. Historically every single FRC or esports comp hosted by T10 has been problematic for one reason or another. A solid format was never really found and when issues came up, it was a hot mess to remedy the problems in a timely manner. Maybe they are on to something?
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#6 Posted : Monday, September 2, 2019 11:04:07 AM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 8-30-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, August 30, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/wir_8_30_19

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In this week’s edition of the Forza Week in Review, we’ve got the announcement of the 2019 ForzaRC season, the surprise news that more Forza Motorsport 7 hoppers will soon be Forza Race Regulations-enabled, plus a look at the Porsche-heavy Series 13 update for Forza Horizon 4, and our second Forza Monthly episode of August. Let’s go!




FORZARC ANNOUNCEMENT
  • Trailer: https://youtu.be/E8c6UnszZHY
  • Article: www.forzamotorsport.net/news/forzarc_2019_announce
  • The #ForzaRC2019 Invitational Series features teams of three drivers and a coach with "new racing formats that will be announced soon."
  • "For the first time in ForzaRC history, 13 teams will compete for a prize pool of $250,000. The 2019 season will be broadcast weekly starting on September 21. Seven weeks of intense competitions between the teams will culminate in the 2019 World Finals in Burbank, CA on November 23 – 24."


#FORZAMONTHLY LIVESTREAM - August 27
  • Video: https://youtu.be/dzRF9mRbfKs
  • "we dove deep into the upcoming 2019 Forza Racing Championship season, discussing the news with Turn 10’s Wes Eckhart and Elliott Lyons (starting at the 12:26 mark of the show), followed by a look ahead to the season of competition with the voice of the ForzaRC, Alie Tacq (look for the conversation at the 22:30 mark)."


#FORZAFRIDAY LIVESTREAM INTERVIEWS
  • "While we don’t have a guest today, we are gearing up for the ForzaRC 2019 Season kickoff with some special ForzaRC guests in the coming weeks. Look for more information on those guests soon."

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#7 Posted : Monday, September 9, 2019 6:57:26 AM(UTC)
TEAM ROSTER ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM @FORZARC


The official roster for @AMS_RacingTeam is:

AMS Tiqoo (@FabianStrobel2)
AMS Storm1919 (@AMS_Storm)
AMS Huracan (@AMS_Huracan)
and team coach AMS Chum (@ChummyChum18)


The official roster for @FastRacersForza is:

FRF Handicap (@FRF_Handicap)
FRF Tesla (@FRF_Tesla)
FRF Bull (@FRF_Bull)
and team coach FRF Solo kiNg (@FRF_Solo)


The official roster for @JOTA_eSport is:

JOTA Bowkett (@jacob_bowkett)
JOTA South (@JOTA_South)
JOTA Commando (@JOTA_Commando)
and team coach JOTA Craviator (@Craviator)


The official roster for @Lazarus is:

LZR ForceOne (@ForceOne141)
LZR Racerz (@LZR_Racerz)
LZR Rossi (@Rossi_962)
and team coach LZR Rosso (@LZR_Rosso)


The official roster for @GameMordor is:

MGC ChicPizza
MGC Mango
MGC Miaow226
and team coach MGC Jrich921


The official roster for @raging_e is:

RDE Kami (@RDE_Kami)
RDE Hydra (@Hydra_FM7)
RDE Chazmo (@RDE_Chazmo)
and team coach RDE Majorkirkov (@eueriton)



The official roster for @redbullracingES is:

RBR Laige (@mallet_aurelien)
RBR b0x (@RobinBetka)
RBR Venom (@zVenom_)
and team coach RBR Asix (@Asix_13)


The official roster for @Ryze_Msport is:

RZM Renaud (@RZM_Renaud)
RZM Chris (@RZM_Chris)
RZM Chriz (@RZM_Chriz)
and team coach RZM McQueen (@RZM_McQueen)


The official roster for @SauberEsports is:

Sauber ZooM (@Sauber_ZooM)
Sauber ChemicaL (@Sauber_ChemicaL
Sauber Dave (@Sauber_Dave)
and team coach Sauber Zimdog (@Sauber_Zermatt)


The official roster for @THR_esports is:

THR Rich (@THR_Rich)
THR Virus (@Veloce_Virus)
THR Europa (@THR_Europa)
and team coach THR Sparky (@THR_Sparky)


The official roster for @VDbyTX3 is:

TX3 Lightning (@TX3_Lightning)
TX3 MisterJack (@TX3_MisterJack)
TX3 Wesley (@TX3_Wesley)
and team coach TX3 Papaille (@TX3_Papaille)


The official roster for @WilliamsEsports is:

Williams RR (@Williams_RR1)
Williams Mitch (@Williams_Mitch5)
Williams Seven (@SevenSenshu)
and team coach WIL Harmonic (@Harmonic_1)


The official roster for @SMP_Racing is:

SMP FMRacer
SMP Sandro21RUS
SMP Lillyrrrat
and team coach SMP mrstepanov

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#8 Posted : Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:25:52 PM(UTC)
Forza Week in Review 9-13-19
Brian Ekberg
Friday, September 13, 2019
https://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/wir_9_13_19


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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s almost time to start your engines. The Forza Racing Championship Invitational Series 2019 is just eight days away and the team here at Turn 10 is positively stoked to get the racing underway. Over the past couple of weeks since our big announcement of the 2019 season, we’ve been busy putting the final touches on the new racing formats, the broadcast plans, and all the additional details that will make this season so spectacular. Over on the ForzaRC Twitter account, we’ve also been dropping details on the driver lineups for each of the 13 teams that will be competing in the action, which kicks off next Saturday on the Forza Mixer and Twitch channels.

While there are still a few team lineups to announce, there’s no doubt that the 2019 season features some heavyweight talent. There are powerhouse teams like Red Bull Racing Esports and Lazarus, full of names that will be instantly familiar to ForzaRC fans – including Laige, b0x, Venom, ForceOne, Racerz, and Rossi. There are long-standing names in the Forza community, refactored and reorganized into new entities – think of Sauber Esports with drivers like ZooM, ChemicaL, Dave(yskills) and Zermatt, and the likes of JOTA eSport with Commando, South, and Bowkett. There are also the unknowns, such as the Mordor Game Club, with drivers like ChicPizza, Mango, and Miaow226; names that may soon become household names for ForzaRC fans.

Team roster announcements will wrap up on Monday, September 16, but there’s more great information to convey before the season begins on September 21. Today, let’s introduce the ForzaRC 2019 Caster Team, who will be bringing you the action every Saturday:



A long-time ForzaRC caster, Alie Tacq moves from ForzaRC color analyst to the play-by-play chair for the 2019 season. If you’re a regular viewer of the Forza channel on Mixer and Twitch, you already know Alie’s beaming personality and undeniable enthusiasm for Forza racing via his Monday and Tuesday streaming shows, “#ForzaGT” and “Yaacht’s All Stars.”

IMSA pit reporter and commentator Shea Adam joins Alie on the desk as color analyst for the 2019 season. Shea brings a wealth of racing knowledge and experience to the ForzaRC desk, having covered the likes of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Indy Car, the Bathurst 12 Hour, the Pirelli World Challenge, and more during her career.

If you’ve ever spent time watching the Mecum Car Auction, you’ve probably seen Kate Osborne in her element. Kate’s work has appeared on Fox Sports, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS Sports, and, of course, the 2018 Forza Racing Championship. We’re thrilled to welcome Kate back as a reporter/host for the 2019 season.

Brian Ekberg is the Forza commun… Wait. You know this guy. NEXT!

Gabriella Devia-Allen may be better known by her handle, LeTigress. An active esports host and Twitch streamer, Gabi’s busy broadcast schedule has seen her working top-notch productions with GameSpot, League of Legends, CS:GO, DOTA 2, Rocket League, and many more. We’re delighted to welcome her to the stage for the 2019 season.

Andy Berg (aka Flipmode) is a sim racing fan, manager for THR esports, and commentator for YMTV. Last season, Andy shared desk duties during the Seattle Series 1 finals and was an integral part of the behind-the-scenes action during the Series 2 finals in Mexico City. This year, as an analyst, Andy brings his unmatched passion for racing and a keen eye for detail to each broadcast.\

Mellish got his start with the ForzaRC caster team during the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans championship. A fantastic driver in his own right, Mellish was a finalist for the 2019 Le Mans Esports competition. He’ll put that experience to use, offering his expert analysis and inside understanding of the ForzaRC driver mindset during the season.

Whether you’re looking for an ace driver behind the wheel or a commentator of exemplary skill, Charlie Martin has got you covered. Martin began her first full season of circuit racing in 2018, competing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge. She’s also commentated on MotorsTV and has appeared on Good Morning Britain, BBC, Sky Sports News, and more.

From coverage of Comic-Con to appearances on Inside Xbox, Kate Yeager is a familiar face in the world of Xbox. A passionate esports fan, Kate has also worked with Forza in the past, having hosted our Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels expansion livestream from Hot Wheels HQ, as well as the Forza Motorsport 6 launch show from the Petersen Museum.

With just a few days to go before the season begins, we’ve still got a few more big announcements coming for the ForzaRC. Next Friday, September 20th look for the full details on the competitive format we’ll be running this season, detailing how the teams will be competing with one another, as well as news on cars and tracks that teams will be running during the first weekend of competition. Before that, tune in to Alie Tacq’s “Yaacht’s All Stars” broadcast on Tuesday, September 17th for the seeding of each of the teams in the competition. The show starts at 10 a.m. Pacific, so don’t miss it!


RACERZ ON TEAM RACING

As the season approaches, the drivers of the ForzaRC are getting ready for battle the best way they know how: on the track. Earlier this week, Lazarus team driver Racerz posted a great video featuring his analysis of a recent practice session between the Lazarus team and some of their competition. In the video, Racerz offers his insight into how he and his teammates are thinking about car choices before races, and how they are working together on the track to get the best results possible.

If you’re looking for insight from one of the best drivers in the world on how team racing could shake up the ForzaRC, make sure you watch this: https://youtu.be/crrtfP4rEC0


SCOTT SODEN ON #FORZAFRIDAY

Today’s guest for #ForzaFriday is Scott Soden. Scott is the Talent Producer for the Forza Racing Championship and comes to Turn 10 after a couple years at Microsoft Office 365 and 18 years in radio. (As Scott says, radio is that thing your parents used to listen to.) He’s co-hosted a syndicated morning show and spent time in Seattle sports talk as well. After writing communications for Office 365, Scott made his way to Forza in January of 2018 and is responsible for selecting and managing all things talent for the ForzaRC.

On today’s show we’ll be chatting with Scott about his career and talking about the cast of the 2019 ForzaRC season. Join us for the show when it kicks off at 3 p.m. Pacific on the official Forza Mixer and Twitch channels.


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#9 Posted : Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:37:49 PM(UTC)
BRACKET SEEDING ANNOUNCED BY ALIE TACQ


"In case you missed @AlieTacq's weekly stream this morning, he announced the seeding for the 2019 Invitational Series. Catch the segment now!"
https://twitter.com/ForzaRC/status/1174005763397828609







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#10 Posted : Friday, September 20, 2019 10:57:51 AM(UTC)
All About ForzaRC 2019
Jacob Norwood
Friday, September 20, 2019
www.forzamotorsport.net/news/frc_explainer_2019

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We are one day away from the start of the most exciting season of Forza Racing Championship yet. That means it’s time to drop some last-minute details about how the ForzaRC Invitational Series 2019 is going to play out.


Let’s Talk About Format

Format covers the nuts and bolts of the competition from week to week. How is the tournament laid out, how do teams advance through competition, and what cars and tracks are being raced?

The decision to move to a teams format was a huge one, and we knew it would open the doors to a whole new level of competition. Being the fastest racer on the field is no longer a guarantee of victory, and everything you think you know about these drivers and teams can change in an instant.


Tournament Structure

For the first six weeks of online competition (Sept 21–Oct 26), each show will be comprised of two matches. A match is three or four races, with four teams competing in each race.
The winner of the first match will progress to the second match. That means that, at most, seven teams will be competing in any given week of competition. Two weeks equals one round, where all thirteen teams have a chance to compete.


With us so far?


Match Format


Teams will qualify for the next match based on points accrued throughout a race. Points are calculated based on lap times and penalties incurred. That means the first person across the finish line in a race is not guaranteed to be the winner. They might have the fastest time, but once penalties are factored in, that may no longer be the case. Are you the fastest driver? Or the best teammate?

Here’s a breakdown of the points possible based on finishing position in each race, once penalties have been taken into consideration:


1st – 20
2nd – 15
3rd – 12
4th – 10
5th – 8
6th – 6
7th – 5
8th – 4
9th – 3
10th – 2
11th – 1
12th – 0


Points in each round are cumulative for the season, meaning that all the points scored in a race are added up to equal a team’s total, which in turn is added to their overall season total. These points will determine whether a team makes it straight to the finals, or has to compete in the Last Chance Qualifiers.

However, when a team wins a match and progresses to the next match in that round, their highest match score will be the only one taken. For example, if Team 1 scores 60 points and wins Match 1, then go on to score 50 points in match 2 in a losing effort, their Match 1 score will be the one that counts towards their season total and the Match 2 score will be ignored.

After the first six weeks of racing, the top seven teams in the points standings will advance to the Finals, while the bottom two teams will be finished for the season. This leaves four teams to compete in the Last Chance Qualifiers. Week 7 of the online portion will see those remaining four teams compete, regardless of their previous points standing, for the final spot in the Finals.
Following those seven weeks of online competition, the action will move to our live studios in Burbank, California for two-day finals event to crown the winning ForzaRC team.

Earlier this week, teams were randomly seeded to determine their race order. Every team has a chance to race every other team, and the competition comes down to skill and strategy, rather than circumstance and chance. No teams have a straight path to the finals. They’ll have to go through every other team to get there.



What is a Team?

Teams are made up of three racers and a coach. We’ve spent the last few weeks rolling out teams and rosters for this season, and the competition is absolutely stacked with some of the heaviest hitters in Forza racing. Given the level of strategy it takes to excel as a three-person racing squad, the role of the coach will be central to coming out ahead.

Coaches will serve as the point of contact between teams and race officials, as well as being responsible for wrangling their team of elite drivers and devising the best possible approach to every single race. Are drivers communicating and cooperating as well as they can? What driver starts in which position on the grid? Whose car gets the bonus modifications? (More on that below.) The coach is the glue that maintains team unity and dominance on and off the track.

Additionally, coaches serve as fill-in drivers in the event that one of their roster can’t compete, so talent on the track is a huge part of the job for any coach.


Now let’s talk about cars and tracks.


Car Divisions

This season, all racing will be held in a modified multiclass format, with customization and strategy playing a huge part. The various classes are defined by car divisions, as defined by Forza Motorsport 7. A week before every show, teams will receive a race packet with all the details on what car divisions are being used, and what tracks are being featured. They will then have a week to build cars in specific divisions that maximize performance, within strict parameters that have been laid out for them like Performance Index constraints, banned parts, and special bonus modifications, which teams can earn through skilled racing throughout the season.

This Saturday, you can expect to see ForzaGT vs. HyperCar vs. ExoticGT . That’s three different divisions of cars, and teams will have to build them in line with their resource budges, time constraints, and the strengths of their drivers. Every team must have one car from each division in their lineup.



The tracks for Match 1 are:

1. Circuit De Catalunya Grand Prix Circuit
2. Silverstone Racing Circuit Grand Prix Circuit
3. Hockenheimring Full Circuit


And the tracks for Match 2 are:

4. Mugello Autodromo Internazionale Full Circuit
5. Circuit De Spa-Francorchamps Full Circuit
6. Nurburgring GP Circuit


Per our seeding earlier this week on Alie Tacq’s livestream, Week 1 will see races between

1. Ryze Motorsport
2. Williams Esports
3. Lazarus
4. Fast Racers Forza

Followed by

5. Team Highlands Racing
6. Red Bull Racing
7. Raging Dragons Esports
8. the winner of Match 1



There’s a LOT of information there, but here’s what we can guarantee – a season of ForzaRC unlike any other, and an esports competition that raises the bar for competitive racing.
Will the heavy hitters dominate, or will smaller teams better navigate the new format?

Will drivers and coaches be able to cooperate, or will solo driving instincts kick in?

Who will excel in building cars to spec, and who will struggle to get it just right?

We can’t wait for this season to begin. We’re unbelievably excited to see how this Series plays out. And we hope that you’ll join us for every minute of the action, starting at 10 AM PDT on September 21st on Mixer and Twitch


See you there!

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#11 Posted : Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:24:23 AM(UTC)
Round 1 team grids:

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