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Last Updated: 06/07/2022

1.CHAMPIONSHIPS

The following two Championships will be hosted:

Gran Turismo World Series // Nations Cup
This is a Championship in which drivers are grouped together by Regions and will compete for victory. The country (or territory) of a competitor will be automatically assigned based on the information registered on the account for PlayStation™Network used to sign-in to the game. There are no restrictions on the country of origin of the cars that will be driven.
Gran Turismo World Series // Manufacturers Cup
The Manufacturers Cup is a championship where competitors race as a representative for their favourite make against all other participating manufacturers.

2.ELIGIBILITY

Anyone can participate in the Online Series from within the 'Sport' mode of GT7.

However, the 'Star Player Registration Form' and the participation in the World Series and World Finals will be limited to competitors aged 18 or over at the time of the event.

(In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, competitors must be aged 21 or over on the starting date of the event.)

3.PARTICIPATING REGIONS

'Star Player' registration, participation in the World Series and World Finals is limited to players residing in the following countries/territories and regions.

North America Central & South America Europe/Middle East/Africa Asia Oceania

NATIONS CUP

Europe/Middle East/Africa
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
India (excluding the State of Nagaland)
Lebanon
Kuwait
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
UK
North America
Canada
United States of America
Central & South America
Argentina
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay
Asia
China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
Oceania
Australia
New Zealand

MANUFACTURERS CUP

Europe/Middle East/Africa
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
India (excluding the State of Nagaland)
Lebanon
Kuwait
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
UK
Americas
Argentina
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
United States of America
Uruguay
Asia-Oceania
Australia
China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
New Zealand
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
(Regarding Brazil, we are currently verifying the legal requirements for participation in the World Series and World Final events. Please wait for further updates.)

4.2022 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2022 Championships will comprise of the following four events:

1Online Series
2World Series
3World Series Showdown
4World Finals
Details

1Online Series (GT1 League - GT3 League)

These races will make up the core of the championships.

Anyone can participate in the Online Series from within the 'Sport' mode of Gran Turismo 7.

Leagues

The Online Series will be organised in a League format, and players will be assigned to the following Leagues based on their Driver Ratings.

League Driver Rating
GT1
A or above
GT2
B and C
GT3
D or below

A player's League will be determined by their current Driver Rating at the time of entering their first Round of the Season (defined below.)

Once a driver's League has been determined, even if their Driver Rating changes during the Season their League will stay the same.

The competitors for the World Series and World Finals will be selected only from the GT1 League, based on their performance.

Nations Cup Online Series

The Online Series for the Nations Cup will be running from May to October.

This series will consist of 14 Rounds in total, each with a Qualifying and a Final race.

The first 6 Rounds taking place from May to July will be designated 'Season 1,' and the 8 Rounds from August to October will be designated 'Season 2.'

By participating in an online race, competitors will be awarded points based on their performance. These points will determine the competitors' positions in the rankings, which will be updated at the end of every Round.

The driver selections for the World Series and World Finals will be made based on the results of the rankings in the GT1 League at the end of each Season.

The overall ranking is based on an effective points system: at the end of each Season, the final score will be tallied from the best 1/2 Rounds out of the total for that Season (with half numbers rounded up.)

For example:
 - After 6 Rounds the points from the 3 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
 - After 8 Rounds the points from the 4 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
Points at the end of Season 1 will not be carried over into Season 2.
2022 Nations Cup Calendar
Season 1 Season 2
RD.128 May
RD.112 August
RD.24 June
RD.219 August
RD.311 June
RD.326 August
RD.417 June
RD.42 September
RD.524 June
RD.59 September
RD.61 July
RD.617 September
RD.724 September
RD.81 October
Season 1
<RD.128 May
<RD.24 June
<RD.311 June
<RD.417 June
<RD.524 June
<RD.61 July
Season 2
<RD.112 August
<RD.219 August
<RD.326 August
<RD.42 September
<RD.59 September
<RD.617 September
<RD.724 September
<RD.81 October
(Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is possible that events on some dates may be changed or cancelled.)
Manufacturers Cup Online Series

The Manufacturers Cup Online Series will be held as a 5-month-long competition from May to September.

This series will consist of 14 Rounds in total, each with a Qualifying and a Final race.

The first 6 Rounds taking place from May to July will be designated 'Season 1,' and the 8 Rounds from August to October will be designated 'Season 2.'

By participating in an online race, competitors will be awarded points based on their performance. These points will determine the competitors' positions in the rankings, which will be updated at the end of every Round.

The driver selections for the World Series and World Finals will be made based on the results of the rankings in the GT1 League at the end of each Season.

The overall ranking is based on an effective points system: at the end of each Season, the final score will be tallied from the best 1/2 Rounds out of the total for that Season (with half numbers rounded up.)

For example:
 - After 6 Rounds the points from the 3 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
 - After 8 Rounds the points from the 4 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
Points at the end of Season 1 will not be carried over into Season 2.
At the end of Season 1, it will not be possible to change the manufacturer affiliation contract for Season 2.
2022 Manufacturers Cup Calendar
Season 1 Season 2
RD.127 May
RD.113 August
RD.23 June
RD.220 August
RD.310 June
RD.327 August
RD.418 June
RD.43 September
RD.525 June
RD.510 September
RD.62 July
RD.616 September
RD.723 September
RD.830 September
Season 1
RD.127 May
RD.23 June
RD.310 June
RD.418 June
RD.525 June
RD.62 July
Season 2
RD.113 August
RD.220 August
RD.327 August
RD.43 September
RD.510 September
RD.616 September
RD.723 September
RD.830 September
(Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is possible that events on some dates may be changed or cancelled.)
Global Manufacturer Rankings

The Global Manufacturer Rankings of the GT1 League is used to determine the manufacturers that will be entering the World Series and the World Finals.

The Global Manufacturer Rankings are determined at the end of each Season.

The ranking is based on an effective points system: at the end of each Season, the final score will be tallied from the best 1/2 Rounds out of the total for that Season (with half numbers rounded up).

For example:
 - After 6 Rounds the points from the 3 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
 - After 8 Rounds the points from the 4 best Rounds will be tallied for the final score.
Points at the end of Season 1 will not be carried over into Season 2.

The Global Manufacturer Rankings will be created as described below.

1) A 'Manufacturer Ranking' will be created for each Region:
 - At the end of each Round, the position of a manufacturer in the 'Manufacturer Ranking' will be determined by the points acquired by its affiliated top driver (the driver who holds the highest score for that manufacturer in that Round).
 - At the end of each Round, 'Manufacturer Ranking Points' will be assigned to each of the 26 manufacturers based on their position in the above-mentioned 'Manufacturer Ranking', as follows:
Points Distribution Table
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
40 pts 36 pts 33 pts 30 pts 27 pts 24 pts 22 pts 20 pts 18 pts 16 pts 15 pts 14 pts 13 pts 12 pts 11 pts
16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th        
10 pts 9 pts 8 pts 7 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt 0 pts        
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
40 pts 36 pts 33 pts 30 pts 27 pts 24 pts
7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
22 pts 20 pts 18 pts 16 pts 15 pts 14 pts
13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th
13 pts 12 pts 11 pts 10 pts 9 pts 8 pts
19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th
7 pts 6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts
25th 26th        
1 pt 0 pts        
If two or more of the top ranking drivers from different manufacturers are tied on individual points, then the Manufacturer Ranking Points assigned to their respective manufacturers will be divided and assigned equally.

For example: Player A (Toyota) and Player B (Mercedes-Benz) both have an individual score of 230 points. If both manufacturers are tied for 3rd in their Region, the points awarded for 3rd and 4th place will be added together with each team receiving half of the total (33+30=63/2=31.5 pts.)
2) A 'Global Manufacturer Ranking' will be created:
 -For each manufacturer, Manufacturer Ranking Points from all three Regions will be tallied to determine their 'Global Manufacturer Ranking'.
If two or more manufacturers have an equal number of points in the 'Global Manufacturer Ranking', the selection will be determined following these criteria:
a) the manufacturer with the highest Manufacturer Ranking Points across all three Regions and all Rounds; and
b) if still tied, the manufacturer with the highest individual points of their top ranking drivers from all three Regions; and
c) if still tied, the manufacturer with the highest individual points of their top ranking drivers from all three Regions and all Rounds.
Participating Manufacturers
Alfa Romeo
AMG
Aston Martin
Audi
BMW
Chevrolet
Citroën
Dodge
Ferrari
Ford
Genesis
Honda
Hyundai
Jaguar
Lamborghini
Lexus
Mazda
McLaren
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Peugeot
Porsche
Renault
Subaru
Toyota
Volkswagen
Details

2World Series

This is a global online event, bringing together the top competitors from around the world.

The World Series is comprised of 3 Rounds, grouped into Season 1 (Rounds 1) and Season 2 (Rounds 2 and 3.)

The top competitors for each Season will be selected by the following criteria:

 ・Season 1 (Rounds 1): top competitors among the 2021 World Finalists;

 ・Season 2 (Rounds 2 and 3): top competitors from the 2022 World Series Showdown (details below.)

In each World Series Round, the top competitors and teams are awarded 'World Series Points' (details below.)

2022 World Series Broadcast Schedule
Round Broadcast Dates
World Series Rd.1 (Season 1)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 17 July
Nations Cup: Sunday, 24 July
World Series Rd.2 (Season 2)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 25 September
Nations Cup: Sunday, 9 October
World Series Rd.3 (Season 2)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 23 October
Nations Cup: Sunday, 30 October
(Actual broadcast dates are still subject to change.)
Nations Cup

The Nations Cup competitors for the World Series Rd.1 (Season 1) and the World Series Rd.2 & 3 (Season 2) will be selected differently, as follows:

Round Nations Cup Competitor Selection
World Series Rd.1 (Season 1)
Top 16 competitors from the 2021 World Finals Nations Cup
World Series Rd.2 & Rd.3 (Season 2)
Top 12 competitors from the 2021 World Series Showdown Nations Cup
(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, that competitor will not be replaced.)
Manufacturers Cup

The Manufacturer Series will be an individual race where one representative driver will be selected for each manufacturer.

Manufacturers and drivers of the World Series will be selected as follows:

Round
World Series Rd.1 (Season 1)
Manufacturers
Top 11 Manufacturers that competed in the 2021 World Finals, and Genesis
Representative Drivers

From competitors who participated in the 2021 World Finals and have chosen the same manufacturer for Season 1 of the 2022 Online Series, the representatives are selected as follows:

1. Out of the 2021 World Finals participants, in the order of final rankings. If the final ranking is tied, the order will be determined by the results obtained first in the Grand Final, then in Race 2, and finally in Race 1.

2. If a competitor cannot be selected with the above criteria, Polyphony Digital Inc. will select a competitor that is affiliated with the relevant manufacturer for Season 1 of the 2022 Online Series, and from their race results.

The representative driver for Genesis, which did not compete in the 2021 World Finals, will be the top-ranked competitor from the Online Series Season 1 (Round 1.)
Round
World Series Rd.2 & 3 (Season 2)
Manufacturers
12 manufacturers in total, including 2022 Official Partners (see below) and top ranking manufacturers from the Global Manufacturer Ranking at the end of Season 1.
Representative Drivers

From competitors who participated in the World Series Showdown, the representatives are selected as follows:

1. The competitors with the highest individual score in the final ranking. If the score is tied, the order will be determined by the results obtained first in the Grand Final, then in Race 2, and finally in Race 1.

2. If a competitor cannot be selected with the above criteria, Polyphony Digital Inc. will select a competitor that is affiliated with the relevant manufacturer for Season 2 of the 2022 Online Series, and from their race results.

(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, then we will reserve that place for the next runner-up following the criteria above.)
World Series Points

In each World Series Round, the top 3 competitors and teams for both Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup are awarded 'World Series Points'. The World Series Points will be added as initial starting points in the World Finals rankings.

Points Distribution Table
Ranking 1st 2nd 3rd
Points 3 2 1
(Please note that 'World Series Points' do not guarantee eligibility for participation in the World Finals, and are only counted for competitors and teams who make it to the Finals itself.)
Details

3World Series Showdown

This is a global live event in which competitors battle it out for places in Season 2 of the World Series (Rounds 2 and 3).

This event will be contested by the 2021 World Finalists and the top competitors from Season 1 of the 2022 Online Series. This is a wrap-up event for Season 1, and the midpoint of the Gran Turismo World Series 2022.

In the World Series Showdown, a maximum of 6 World Series Points will be awarded to the top competitors and teams.

2022 World Series Showdown Broadcast Schedule
Dates
World Series Showdown
Friday, 29 July / Saturday, 30 July / Sunday, 31 July
(Actual broadcast dates are still subject to change.)
Nations Cup

The World Series Showdown for the Nations Cup will have a total of 32 competitors, 16 of which joining from the 2021 World Finals and 16 coming from the Nations Cup 2022 Online Series Season 1.

From the 2021 World Finals
Selection Criteria 2021 World Finals Nations Cup Competitors (In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, that competitor will not be replaced.)
Total 16
From the Nations Cup 2022 Online Series Season 1
Maximum number of competitors from the same country/territory 2(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, then we will reserve that place for the next runner-up following the criteria above.)
Regions Europe/Middle East/Africa 6
North America 3
Central & South America 2
Asia 3
Oceania 2
Total 16
Grand Total 32
Manufacturers Cup

The manufacturer selection and representative drivers for the World Series Showdown are determined as follows:

Manufacturer Selection Process

A total of 12 teams will proceed to the World Series Showdown, consisting of Official Partner Manufacturers for the 2022 Series (see below) and the top ranked manufacturers according to the GT1 League 'Global Manufacturer Ranking' calculated at the end of Season 1.

Official Partner Manufacturers

The following is a list of Official Partners for the 2022 Series.

Toyota
Genesis
Mazda

(Other Official Partners may be added during the Series.)

Manufacturer Representative Selection Process

The Manufacturers Cup is a team match with a total of three competitors from each Region entering for each manufacturer.

For each of the 12 manufacturers, the top ranking GT1 League competitors from the Season 1 of the 2022 Online Series will enter.

(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, then we will reserve that place for the next runner-up following the criteria above.)
World Series Points

In the World Series Showdown, the top 6 competitors and teams are awarded 'World Series Points.'

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
6 pts 5 pts 4 pts 3 pts 2 pts 1 pt
(Please note that 'World Series Points' do not guarantee eligibility for participation in the World Finals, and are only counted for competitors and teams who make it to the Finals itself.)
Details

4World Finals

This is a global live event that determines this year’s winners of the Gran Turismo World Series.

The winner of the Nations Cup World Finals will become the 2022 Nations Cup Champion, and the World Finals winning team of the Manufacturers Cup will become the 2022 Manufacturers Cup Champion.

2022 World Finals Broadcast Schedule
Dates
World Finals
Friday, 25 November / Saturday, 26 November / Sunday, 27 November
(Actual broadcast dates are still subject to change.)
Nations Cup

In the Nations Cup World Finals, a total of 30 competitors will compete, 12 of which joining from the ‘2022 World Series Showdown Nations Cup’, and 18 coming from the GT1 League of the Nations Cup 2022 Online Series Season 2 of each Region.

From the 2022 World Series Showdown
Selection Criteria 2022 World Series Showdown Competitors(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, that competitor will not be replaced.)
Total 12
From the 2022 Online Series Season 2
Maximum number of competitors from the same country/territory 2(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitor, then we will reserve that place for the next runner-up following the criteria above.)
Regions Europe/Middle East/Africa 6
North America 3
Central & South America 3
Asia 3
Oceania 3
Total 18
Grand Total 30
Manufacturers Cup

The manufacturer selection and representative drivers for the World Finals are determined as follows:

Manufacturer Selection Process

A total of 12 teams will proceed to the World Finals, consisting of Official Partner Manufacturers for the 2022 Series (see below) and the top ranked manufacturers according to the GT1 League 'Global Manufacturer Ranking' calculated at the end of Season 2.

Manufacturer Representative Selection Process

The Manufacturers Cup is a team match with a total of three competitors from each of the three Regions (Europe/Middle East/Africa, Americas, and Asia-Oceania) entering for each manufacturer.

For each of the 12 manufacturers, the top ranking GT1 League competitors from the Season 2 of the 2022 Online Series will enter.

(In the event that a place becomes available due to the withdrawal of a competitors, then we will reserve that place for the next runner-up following the criteria above.)

5.POINTS

When a competitor participates in and finishes an online race, points are awarded according to their final position. The points gained are determined automatically by the average Driver Rating of all players matched in that race.

(If competitors enter more than one race in the same Round, only the points earned in the last race of the day will count towards their ranking for that Round.)

6.STAR PLAYERS

Players who reach the top ranks in the Online Series may register as 'Star Players' on the official gran-turismo.com website.

'Star Players' are players who exhibit superior technique and sportsmanship that are revered by all players. It will be necessary for drivers to register more detailed profile information, and the player will receive more exposure in race reports and Live Events. The Driver Rating of a registered Star Player will appear as 'S' in-game.

The Star Player registration prerequisites for each Season are as follows:

Season Registration Prerequisites (for both the Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup)
Season 1
2021 World Finals competitors
Season 2
2022 World Series Showdown competitors
(The 'Star Player' registration form is available only to competitors aged 18 or over. In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, competitors must be aged 21 or over. 'Star Player' registration prerequisites may change during the Series in response to the current players' registration situation.)

7.POINTS OF CAUTION

Final Score Ties

If two or more competitors have an equal number of points at the end of a Season, the ranking will be determined following these criteria:

a) the player with the highest points across all Rounds; and
b) if still tied, the player with the highest points in an individual Round; and
c) if still tied, the player with the highest Driver Rating (DR); and
d) if still tied, the player with the highest Sportsmanship Rating (SR); and
e) if still tied, the player who started playing 'Gran Turismo 7' earlier, according to their account for PlayStation®Network's record.
Forbidden Actions
 - It is forbidden for a competitor to simultaneously participate in the same Championship and Season with multiple accounts.
 - It is forbidden to participate using another person's account for PlayStation®Network.
 - Unsportsmanlike conduct.

If players are found to be engaging in such forbidden activities, they will be dealt with accordingly, including but not limited to being banned from the Championships.

Rule Violations and Fraudulent Actions

In order for the organiser to uphold the highest standards for the event and to ensure a fair competition, we reserve the right to investigate any suspicious activities.

By participating in these championships, participants are expected to fully cooperate with the organisers if such investigations are taking place.

If a competitor is found to have violated rules or have taken part in fraudulent activities, they may be disqualified or subject to other penalties.

8.Broadcast Schedule

The program broadcast schedule for the 2022 Series is as follows:

Broadcast Dates
World Series Rd.1 (Season 1)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 17 July
Nations Cup: Sunday, 24 July
World Series Showdown
Friday, 29 July / Saturday, 30 July / Sunday, 31 July
World Series Rd.2 (Season 2)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 25 September
Nations Cup: Sunday, 9 October
World Series Rd.3 (Season 2)
Manufacturers Cup: Sunday, 23 October
Nations Cup: Sunday, 30 October
World Finals
Friday, 25 November / Saturday, 26 November / Sunday, 27 November
(Actual broadcast dates are still subject to change.)