The Gran Turismo World Series 2023 Set to Begin!
The "Gran Turismo World Series 2023" (GTWS 2023) will begin on May 13. The championship special page and the 2023 Series Overview page are now open to the public.
■ Gran Turismo World Series 2023 Overview Page
The GTWS 2023 is an international championship open to anyone with Gran Turismo 7. The series encompasses two championships: the Nations Cup, which allows drivers to compete as representative of their respective countries (or territories), and the Manufacturers Cup, in which drivers race under contract of their favorite manufacturer.
There are a few major changes to the championship format for GTWS 2023. Both the Nations Cup and Manufacturers Cup will consist of seven online series events, with the highest-ranking players advancing to the World Series Showdown 2023 in August, and then the World Finals 2023 in December that will decide the 2023 Series champions.
In traditional fashion, the live events will be broadcast online, complete with full commentary on the hottest battles between the world's greatest drivers.
■ The new team-based Nations Cup
The first round of the Nations Cup Online Series will take place on May 13. As in previous Online Series, players will compete for their own individual points; however, in the live events like the World Series Showdown, the top three ranked players of the highest league in each country (or territory) will compete as a 3-person team.
In this year's Nations Cup, you can look forward to seeing a richer representation of each country (or territory). Be sure to tune in to find out what happens when veteran drivers like last year's World Finals Winner Coque López (Spain) team up with promising rookies.
Seven online rounds and two live events will decide the champion
■ Will it be a second straight win for Subaru? Intense battles expected in the Manufacturers Cup
The Manufacturers Cup begins on June 7, approximately a month after the start of the Nations Cup. Once the seven rounds of the Online Series are concluded, 12 manufacturers consisting of the top teams in the Global Manufacturer Rankings and our manufacturer partners—Toyota, Genesis, and Mazda—will go through to the World Series Showdown and World Finals.
With an epic victory in the 2022 Series, Subaru secured its second championship win. As the defending champions look to create a winning streak, which manufacturer will be the one to stand in its way? Look forward to seeing another roller-coaster year in the Manufacturers Cup.