F1 Esports China Championship returns for an exciting and thrilling third season. It is the first region-specific chapter of the F1 esports series. An extravagant event was held at the Shanghai Automobile Exhibition Center, Jiading District, Shanghai to celebrate the launch.
All 10 competing teams that will be seen in the 2021 Pro League were present at the event. The two-day opening event included live performances, presentations and more. It highlighted the best digital racing talent and was followed by the first two rounds of competition on May 2 in the Shanghai and Bahrain circuits respectively.
Familiar and well-known names made their mark on the first day. 2019 champion Tang Tianyu came on top to win not only the opening round of the season, but also a highly-coveted Most Valuable Player award too. His team Boosters’ Triumph also achieved the top team trophy in the first round to lead the champion after the first two races.
Champion Yuan Yifan stood second following Tang Tianyu, exhibiting an exceptional display of speed, proving why they’re champions and will continue to set high benchmarks in the championship.
The 2021 F1 Esports China Championship will take place between May 2nd and November 21st, 2021 in various circuits. It will be a 24 race tournament in addition to a six-week transfer window teams halfway through the season. The transfer window from July 12th to August 21st, 2021, will allow teams to update their rosters for the second half of the season, and move ahead towards the live final in November.
This 2021 season will be divided into Pro and Amateur Leagues. The Amateur events will include four regional events in the North, East, South and West of China, with qualifying and regional finals for every location. This will be followed by the teams battling it out in the Amateur Grand Final, which will run alongside the Pro League Grand Final. The Pro League will have the 10 teams fighting through 12 rounds of two races each to reach the finals. All the 12 rounds will be broadcasted on TV with the Pro League Grand Final.
The tournament will pick the best racers from the Pro League Championship to progress to the F1 Esports Series Pro Exhibition in 2022. The 10 official F1 Esports teams will have a selection from these best racers.
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