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#1 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:24:58 AM(UTC)
Hi everyone,

Today we announced the details for the inaugural season of the Forza Racing Championship.

Competition begins on 8/8 and you can register today for both the Elite and the Open Series over at the ESL registration site.

We've created this discussion forum to talk about the Forza Racing Championship. Enjoy!

Brian

Edited by user Friday, April 14, 2017 2:55:16 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified


Brian Ekberg
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:37:51 AM(UTC)
I can't sign up for the Open series. The announcement story says that it begins on August 8, but the ESL site shows that the first tournament begins at August 27. There's no way to sign up to an earlier tournament at the moment, only for the Elite series.
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#3 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:51:07 AM(UTC)
^^^yeah all the events I see are saying "sign up disabled".
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#4 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:55:37 AM(UTC)
I imagine ESL is working on it now and registration will be available shortly.

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#5 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:57:58 AM(UTC)
Perhaps I'm a bit slow, but do I need to register to earn the Escort/Falcon bonus cars, or just set a time/compete in the league each week?

Way I read it you have to register to win the real prizes, but can be unregistered and still win the bonus cars?
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#6 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:59:54 AM(UTC)
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian

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#7 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:02:33 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian


Excellent, thanks for the speedy reply

So good to see new content and competitions still being introduced nearly a year after release
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#8 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:24:18 AM(UTC)
A Focus RS? are you kidding me. I want one so bad. I stink at motorsport though. Is 3 days enough time to master it and win the Focus RS?
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#9 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:26:15 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian


Is that which I bolded a new in-game Rivals event? And just once, or do I need to set a new Rivals time every week in order to get the car(s)?

@FerrariFan2414: I'm driving one right now, and you DO want one so bad. I tested the M2 last week, and I think the Focus is actually impressing me more.

Edited by user Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:28:25 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#10 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:27:21 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: smoothroller Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian


Is that which I bolded a new in-game Rivals event?


Yes. Elite Series Qualifiers will go up on Mondays.

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#11 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:29:13 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: smoothroller Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian


Is that which I bolded a new in-game Rivals event?


Yes. Elite Series Qualifiers will go up on Mondays.


Smashing! Thanks.

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#12 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:42:16 AM(UTC)
Just a tip o' the hat to the Forza/Turn10 folks for making this a very INCLUSIVE event.
It'll be great to see ALL skill levels out on the track having an enjoyably competitive time together!
Best of luck and clean racing wishes to everyone participating!
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#13 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:52:40 AM(UTC)
Good to see I don't need to register to get the Escort and Falcon, considering I'm slower than an Isetta. That said, I might sign up for the Open Series, if for no other reason the chance at a free Nascar Expansion Pack.

With all this Ford though, you might want to call it the Fordza Racing Championship! I'll be here all week folks! Try the veal!
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#14 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:11:23 AM(UTC)
Time to practice hard to try to get the NASCAR DLC.
The Ford is definitely out of my league :p
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#15 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:40:20 AM(UTC)
Glad to see more information come out about this, was not expecting to see anything until gamescom.

I have a few questions though, pardon my ignorance on these as I haven't played the game in a while:

  1. Have there been any improvements made to the Spectate feature, so that more information is displayed on-screen when watching a race?
  2. Are the recent inclusion of tyre barriers the only change made as regards people abusing track limits in a race?
  3. Have there been any tools or features added to help make the lobbies cleaner should a griefer start causing trouble for other racers?
  4. Have there been any changes made to the ghosting system in order to prevent large pile-ups from occurring? ("Faster ghosting", "ghosting lapped traffic" etc.)
  5. How long is the average race (in minutes) going to be in the Leagues tied to this series?
  6. What are the car damage settings in each League Division?
  7. Will League races have rolling or standing starts?
  8. Have there been any improvements made to the in-game voice chat feature, so that more people can hear each other?
  9. Have there been any changes made to how the Leaderboard point scores for Leagues are calculated?


Thanks in advance for any replies.

Edited by user Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:42:08 AM(UTC)  | Reason: .

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#16 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:05:04 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Sp33dyKat Go to Quoted Post
Just a tip o' the hat to the Forza/Turn10 folks for making this a very INCLUSIVE event.
It'll be great to see ALL skill levels out on the track having an enjoyably competitive time together!
Best of luck and clean racing wishes to everyone participating!
Sp33dyKat


Agreed. Very well put. I'd say I'm an average racer, and MP's always scared me. This, not so much.
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#17 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 12:10:54 PM(UTC)
So I still didn't quite get it. If you are registered in the open series, how do you win the nascar expansion?
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#18 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:11:15 PM(UTC)
I'm still confused about the dates listed. According to the ESL site the Open Series begins on August 28. But according to Turn 10 it ends on August 28, not begins. If we sign up for this series and still take part in the Leagues before the date, are we still eligible to win? Why is the ESL site so confusing?
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#19 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 1:49:17 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Mechberg Go to Quoted Post
Bonus participation cars will be sent to everyone who takes part in the Elite Series Rivals Qualifier and/or the Open Series League on a weekly basis. No registration required.

Registration is for Open Series DLC prizes and for Elite Series prizing.

Brian


Hmm I already signed up since I thought that was needed to get the extra cars. I guess if I just don't show up I will automatically be disqualified?
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#20 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:51:43 PM(UTC)
Wish I wasn't a racing driver irl sometimes, my Saturday's aren't free during the summer. :( Will try to participate when I can tho, and congrats to TX3 Laige in advance for winning the Focus ;)
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#21 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:11:47 PM(UTC)
Such a shame that it is 1 on 1 nonsense. Has Turn 10 never watched Motorsports?

I signed up for the Open Championship. Although the prizes will be a kick in the teeth for those who bought the expansions and car pass. And why doesn't the Open championship have some method of giving players the chance to win Horizon 3 or an Xbox?

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#22 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 10:14:33 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: dreampage Go to Quoted Post
I'm still confused about the dates listed. According to the ESL site the Open Series begins on August 28. But according to Turn 10 it ends on August 28, not begins. If we sign up for this series and still take part in the Leagues before the date, are we still eligible to win? Why is the ESL site so confusing?


That date is when it ends. There are 3 weeks of races. The Open Championship kicks off on Monday at 4PM BST/5PM CEST.

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#23 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:07:47 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: M3NAC3 360 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: dreampage Go to Quoted Post
I'm still confused about the dates listed. According to the ESL site the Open Series begins on August 28. But according to Turn 10 it ends on August 28, not begins. If we sign up for this series and still take part in the Leagues before the date, are we still eligible to win? Why is the ESL site so confusing?


That date is when it ends. There are 3 weeks of races. The Open Championship kicks off on Monday at 4PM BST/5PM CEST.



Thanks man. It's localized to my language so bad. Someone translated the site the other way around, it's confusing. But now I know. :-)
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#24 Posted : Thursday, August 4, 2016 11:39:48 PM(UTC)
I signed up for the open serier, but i cant see my name in there when i search for players.

How do i see if i am actually signed up correctly ?
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#25 Posted : Friday, August 5, 2016 12:38:53 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Feebbil Go to Quoted Post
I signed up for the open serier, but i cant see my name in there when i search for players.

How do i see if i am actually signed up correctly ?



It takes a little time before you show in the players list.

As long as you added your Gamertag to your Gameaccounts then you should be good to go when it kicks off.
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