Codemasters today launches the DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship that will start this September 10, 2019, in partnership with Motorsport Network. The esports series will be done on Version 1.8 of the game with a prize pool of $10,000 USD. DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship will be open to all players worldwide on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One family of devices. Players using any of these platforms will be competing in a series of online challenges. A live final match will commence at the Autosport International Show at the Birmingham NEC on January 11, 2020.
DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship: TimelineThe DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship will cover a period of three months, consisting of three weeks of the qualifying session, each with pre-determined location, car class, and stage. All the winners during the weekly qualifier will qualify for the quarter-finals with an additional place going to the players who have the fastest cumulative time each month.
Quarterfinals and Semifinals will take place on the 7th and 8th of December and will broadcast live across DiRT Rally 2.0 and Motorsport Network channels. Players can choose between wheel or pad for the qualifiers. The DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship Final will be played on wheel only.
The dates for the DiRT Rally 2.0 World Championship qualifiers are as follows:
Rally: 10th September: Poland Kopina H2 FWD
17th September: Argentina Las Juntas Group B 4WD
24th September: New Zealand Te Awanga Forward R5
8th October: Spain Comienzo en Bellriu Rally GT
15th October: USA North Fork Pass Group A
22nd October: Australia Mount Kaye Pass Group B 4WD
5th November: Poland Czarny Las H3 RWD
12th November: New Zealand Waimarama Point Reserve R2
19th November: Spain Decenso por Carretera R5
10th September: Hell, Norway RX1600
17th September: Trois-Riviθres, Canada RX2
24th September: Lohιac Bretagne, France RX Supercars
8th October: Montalegre, Portugal RX Supercars
15th October: Silverstone, England RX2
22nd October: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Spain RX1600
5th November: Mettet, Belgium RX2
12th November: Hφljes, Sweden RX1600
19th November: Hell, Norway RX Supercars
How to ParticipateTo participate, players must start the game on their chosen platform and navigate to the World Championship tab in the main menu. Drivers then select Qualifiers and select Qualifier Rally or Qualifier Rallycross.
We are delighted to be working with Codemasters to deliver the official DiRT Rally 2.0 esports programme, said Stephen Hood, from Motorsport Network. The quality of their game, combined with our capabilities within the growing esports space, will serve to provide the community with a first-class series in which to showcase their talent.
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