News Ranked Championship 2023 - Season 2

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  1. RaceRoom

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    Welcome to Season 2 of the 2023 Ranked Championship!
    After the changes that were introduced in the previous season, we managed to organize more races for more participants than we had in 2022 combined. All the more reason to start with Season 2 as soon as possible!

    Introducing the three series that comprise Season 2

    No big surprise, the Mazda MX-5 Cup returns for Season 2! As there more participants in that Series alone than we had for all series in season 2 of 2022, you've proven to like this car. This time we're sending it on an all American tour!

    The second series is the RaceRoom Carrera Cup, using the new Porsche 992 Germany Cup. The third series is the Praga Cup, using the Praga R1.

    The calendar is designed so the races for each series will be held over three consecutive weeks, meaning there are no clashes.

    This gives everyone the possibility to enter as many series as they would like!


    Three series comprising four championships each – with prizes up for grabs!
    Each series has four competitions: the global leaderboard plus three regional, four-race championships.

    Everyone is invited to participate in the leaderboards, even if you don't own the cars or tracks – all the content will be made available for free for these events. However, you will need to own the relevant content in order to participate in the championship races.

    The global leaderboard standings and regional race championships have a vRP prize pool for the top drivers, with a cool 5,000 vRP going to the winners of each category. The number of drivers who can win vRPs will also increase based on the number of participants in each competition – from the top 15 to the top 30 – so the more drivers who enter, the more players will win!

    The nine winners of the regional race championships will also win a coveted Raceroom victory trophy to celebrate their performance if there are enough participants: these physical trophies will be shipped to you once Season 2 is concluded.

    Bonus: if you participate in all races of a series, you will receive a 500 vRP bonus regardless of your final position in the standings.
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    Race day: Wednesday
    Each series within the Ranked Championship will have a race day on Wednesday. If you participate in one series, you will race once every three weeks. If you participate in all series, you will race every week.

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    Everyone is invited to race, regardless of skill level or region! There is no limit to the maximum number of players per series per region.

    A confirmation form will be opened on the Friday before the race. On Monday, all drivers who set a lap time on the leaderboard for that series will receive an email with the same confirmation form. To be clear: this means you do not have to enter the leaderboards if you only want to race. It also means you can enter the leaderboards without having to race.

    Calendar for Season 2
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    Timetable for race days per region

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    On each race day, when the confirmation form for a region closes, the Ratings and Reputations of all confirmed drivers within that region are fetched.

    The confirmed drivers are then sorted by a simple formula to determine the grids:
    rating * (reputation/100)

    The first European split for every series will be broadcasted live on the official RaceRoom channels. Drivers are allowed to stream their race. Broadcasters are encouraged to stream the Oceania and America races and can request access to the servers.

    Good luck and have fun!
    Let us know what you think about the new season. Will you be participating only on the leaderboards, are you going for more than one series or maybe even taking on racing in multiple regions? We certainly hope you enjoy the second season this year on Raceroom. Good luck and have fun!

    Rulebook V1.0.0 published on Monday, October 2 2023.


    Clarification - Global Championship and Regional Races
    Everything is described in the Rulebook, but not everybody wants to read it so hopefully this clears some things up.
    • The in-game Championships/Competition Leaderboards are global: everybody can set a lap time (even if you don't own the content). Based on the number of participants per Championship, there is a vRP prize pool for the top xx after the last round for each Championship/Series. The more players on the leaderboard, the more prizes become available.
    • The Races are regional, for all three main regions. America, Europe and Oceania each have separate Race Standings with prizes. The number of prizes depends on the number of participants as well (more participants, more prizes). For these races you need to own the content.
    • The email address you use to confirm has to be the same as you have in your RaceRoom Account in order to get invited to the race. If you submit a wrong email address, there is a big chance we can not put you on the grid, or we find an "old account" with no rating.
    • The bonus vRP for participating in all rounds of a series is limited to 1x500 vRP per account.

    Ranked Championship Statistics
    2022 Season 1: 352 particpants
    2022 Season 2: 556 participants
    2023 Season 1: 1.309 participants in 3 regions
     
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  2. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Great to see some more variety in the cars that are used, not sure yet if ill race but even if not will definitely be watching some of the races :)
     
  3. Karol Mały

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    So much feedback was given by the community about how to make the ranking formula better.
    None of that was considered :(
     
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  4. andyebert70

    andyebert70 New Member

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    MEGA GEIL es geht wieder los. Bin seit Juni 2023 ins Sim Racing bei RaceRoom eingestiegen seit dem wie eine Sucht nachdem ich mit meinem Sohn an der Nordschleife 24h Rennen war. Die Season 1 Ranked Championship 2023 einfach SUPER. Macht weiter so einfach Adrenalin PUR.LG Andy
     
  5. CaptainCoffee

    CaptainCoffee Esports Manager Beta tester

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    Out of 1300+ participants, a very (very) small amount people wished to see the formula (slightly) adjusted. With limited time between the two seasons, we saw no reason to rush a different formula
     
  6. CaptainCoffee

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  7. tunhep

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    Hi there, i want to participate, but i have to buy track and car, it said it was free. what now? pls help.
     
  8. Nico Kunze

    Nico Kunze Well-Known Member

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    Taking part in the hotlap competitions is free, if you want to take part in the races youll have to own the content
     
  9. tunhep

    tunhep New Member

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    ow, ok. what is best to buy now, if i want to race 4 weeks?
     
  10. Nico Kunze

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    Hm not exactly an expert on good buying strategies :D
    But assuming you only want whats needed for the mx5 races then its probably best to just buy the individual pieces of content (so the mx5 with one livery, mid ohio, laguna seca, daytona and indianapolis (NOT the 2012 version tho)). Thatd be 22.50€ if you dont have vrp.
    For one extra € you could get the american track pack, indianapolis (since unfortunately it isnt included in that) and the mx5. If you have plans of playing more raceroom in the future then id go that route, gives you 3 (and a half) extra tracks (watkins glen, road america, sonoma and the 2012 indianapolis) for one extra buck.
    Generally buying vrp is also advised, dont know if itd actually be benefitial tho if you just want the championship content and nothing else in the future
    Edit: i think itd be best to get 2500vrp (buying them as 2000 and 500), costs 21.50€ and is enough for either of the two options above
     
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  11. tunhep

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    `thanks for the advice
     
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  12. CaptainCoffee

    CaptainCoffee Esports Manager Beta tester

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    dang im in 2nd worldwide in class d but 1st in america
     
  14. CaptainCoffee

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    Confirm you want to race in the Ranked Championship: MX-5 Cup this Wednesday by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/LkUg2EZ2cFpJSkDPA

    The European top split will be broadcasted on
     
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  17. CaptainCoffee

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    Live tonight
     
  18. Carlos Ballester

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    Buenas, no encuentro la clasificación de la Porsche cup, me podríais pasar el link? Gracias
     
  19. CaptainCoffee

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    RaceRoom Carrera Cup Standings have been updated
    The standings for both Leaderboard and Championship have been updated. 2 bugs have been identified and these will be resolved with the next update of the standings on December 7. https://game.raceroom.com/championships/97#content_section_97

    Confirm you want to race in the Praga Cup next Wednesday

    By filling out this form https://forms.gle/WRioozrtVmaHTQVg9

    Don't forget about the leaderboard
    Almost 1.000 drivers have set a lap time on the leaderboard for the second round, the leaderboard is open until the end of the weekend: https://game.raceroom.com/competitions/1866/leaderboard

    https://discord.gg/raceroom?event=1175058189339852850
     
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    CaptainCoffee Esports Manager Beta tester

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