The Ferrari Velas Esports Championship is here, with the qualifiers starting today. Here's everything you need to know about this event.

In what Velas Esports promises to be the most exciting season yet, the Ferrari Velas Esports Championship returns today with its North American and European Championship Qualifiers! Limited spots were open for drivers hoping to test their driving skills against the best riders in the world, and they will have the opportunity to prove themselves against their opponents today and tomorrow in the qualifiers. The races will be playing live on the Ferrari Twitch Channel, with special appearances from Ferrari's F1 driver Carlos Sainz.

Ferrari Velas Esports Championship Qualifiers Schedule

The Ferrari Velas Esports Championship Qualifiers will be held today and tomorrow – with the European Championship kicking things off today at 11:45 AM PT. The North American Championship Qualifiers will then be held the very next day at 8:15PM PT. The game to play will be Assetto Corsa, which will be flanked by Assetto Corsa Competizione, the driving simulators created by Kunos Simulazioni, including a proud moment for the series as we see the inclusion of some special Ferrari content on this exceptionally well-regarded platform like the Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo and the Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, the stars of the championship.

The Ferrari Velas Esports Championship qualifiers North America will be hosted by the talented Amanda Busick, who will also act as the official presenter of the entire 2022 season, while the European races will be hosted by acclaimed couple Nicki Shields & Paul Jeffrey. In addition, the broadcast will feature appearances from Ferrari’s star F1 driver Carlos Sainz, who will appear in both the European and North American Championship broadcasts.

“We are thrilled to have Amanda join our host lineup for the season, and having Carlos as a special guest is a huge bonus for our global fanbase,” says Ferrari Chief Content Officer Charlie Turner, Chief Content Officer, Ferrari. “The two Championship races are set to feature some exciting new competitors, and having Amanda bringing it all to life will no doubt make the events even more entertaining.”

Spectators will not only get to witness four great races for each region, but they will also be entered to win official Ferrari themed prizes just for tuning in. Viewers of each race who register on the official website will be entered to win an official Scuderia Ferrari 2022 – Hoodie, a Ferrari Scudetto T-Shirt, and an official Scuderia Ferrari 2022 – Hat.

The registered drivers will compete in one of two parallel championships —European and North American — each divided into 8 qualifying phases (4 on ‘Assetto Corsa Competizione’ and 4 on ‘Assetto Corsa’) occurring from April to August. The championships will conclude with a double round, with the European regional finals on September 13, and the North American regional finals on September 14. The season will culminate with the Grand Final held in Italy on October 2, 2022, where the top 3 drivers of both regions will battle in an innovative format that will be disclosed just after the regional finals.

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The Ferrari Velas Esports Series winner will have the chance to join the highly successful Scuderia Ferrari Velas Esports Team in 2023. This is the first time this opportunity has been extended to racers based in the USA, Canada, and Mexico.

Ferrari Velas Esports Championship Prize Pool and Ruleset

The complete ruleset for the competition can be found here. As mentioned, the tournament will be played with two games: Assetto Corsa and Assetto Corsa Competizione.

For the prizes, Ferrari Velas Esports Championship will award players with different loot for different achievements. Some are even given away for free just by registering for a raffle draw!

For those joining the qualifying rounds, the Best Hot Lap Prizes include a Team Scuderia Ferrari 2022 T-shirt Replica and a Team Scuderia Ferrari 2022 Hat Replica.

Meanwhile, for those who join the prize draws stand a chance to win a Team Scuderia Ferrari 2022 Hoodie Replica, Team Scuderia Ferrari 2022 Hat Replica, and T-shirt with Logo. Continue tuning in to the competition and you'll also stand to win a Lego Ferrari 488 GTE, a Scuderia Ferrari Edition Gaming Headset T.Racing by Thrustmaster, and a Puma per Ferrari Backpack. In the Grand Finale, spectators stand to also win all of the above, with winners in the Grand Finale encompassing not only the most skillful of drivers but also the most dedicated fans.

For more information about the rest of the Ferrari Velas Esports Championship beyond the Qualifiers, check out the official Ferrari Esports Championship website and social media channels:

  • Instagram: @Ferrariesports
  • Twitter: @Ferrariesports
  • Twitch: @Ferrariesports
  • Facebook: @Ferrariesports