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FIA Gran Turismo Championship 2018 Series Details

Last Updated: 06/28/2018

1CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gran Turismo will be hosting the following two championships:

FIA GT Championship // Nations Cup
The Nations Cup pits one country and/or one locale against another in a race to the championship. The country (or locale) of a player will be automatically decided based on where the player signs into the game. You can drive as many of the cars from your country of origin as you wish—there are no restrictions.
FIA GT Championship // Manufacturer Series
In the Manufacturer Series, a player signs a driver affiliation contract with their favorite car company and help it win the title against other makers. You will drive cars from the manufacturer you sign with.
(Once the affiliation contract with a manufacturer has been signed, you will not be able to alter it until the end of the 2018 season.)

2PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

Anyone can participate in the Online Series in the "Sport" mode of GT Sport.

Please note that Star Player registration and the participation in the Region and World Finals will be available only to players aged 18 and up.

*Participation in the Region and World Finals will be available only to players aged 18 and up at the time of the event. Players must agree to the Terms & Conditions before participating.
*Star Player registration and the participation in the Region and World Finals will be available to residents in the following countries:
EMEA
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lebanon
Kuwait
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UAE
UK

(Additionally, players from the following EMEA countries must be aged 21 or over at the time of the event:)

Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
UAE
Americas
USA (excluding Arizona)
Canada (excluding Quebec)
Mexico
Brazil
Chile
Argentina
Peru
Panama
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Guatemala
El Salvador
Paraguay
Honduras
Uruguay
Colombia
Nicaragua
Asia/Oceania
Japan
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Singapore
Malaysia
Korea
Indonesia
Thailand
China
Australia
New Zealand

3REGIONS

The 2018 Championships will take place in three regions.

42018 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The following is the schedule for the 2018 Championships:

Online Races

The Championship's Online Series will be held in the “Sport” mode of Gran Turismo Sport. There will be a Pre-Season (May), a Season 1 and 2 (June-July), and a Final Season (August-September).

The online races will be hosted in Seasons. A Season will last one to two months, consisting of several rounds of races. In each Season, there will be a set number of rounds from which the acquired points will be tallied for the final score. The player with the highest final score will be the winner. If a player participates in more rounds than the set number, the rounds with the lowest points will be thrown out.

2018 FIA GT Championship: Pre-Season (May)
Total Rounds: 8. Points tallied from: Best 4 Rounds
2018 FIA GT Championship: Season 1 (June)
Total Rounds: 5. Points tallied from: Best 2 Rounds
2018 FIA GT Championship: Season 2 (July)
Total Rounds: 8. Points tallied from: Best 4 Rounds
2018 FIA GT Championship: Final Season (Aug/Sept)
Total Rounds: 10. Points tallied from: Best 5 Rounds
  Pre-Season Race DatesSeason 1 Race DatesSeason 2 Race DatesFinal Season Race Dates
RD.1May 2, 2018June 20, 2018July 4, 2018August 8, 2018
RD.2May 5, 2018June 23, 2018July 7, 2018August 11, 2018
RD.3May 9, 2018June 27, 2018July 11, 2018August 15, 2018
RD.4May 12, 2018June 30, 2018July 14, 2018August 18, 2018
RD.5May 16, 2018 July 18, 2018August 22, 2018
RD.6May 19, 2018 July 21, 2018August 25, 2018
RD.7May 23, 2018 July 25, 2018August 29, 2018
RD.8May 26, 2018 July 28, 2018September 1, 2018
RD.9   September 5, 2018
RD.10   September 8, 2018
*The bold underlined dates are "Top 24 Superstars" rounds (described below.)
*There may be cases where the Round dates may change or the races be cancelled due to network issues or other unavoidable circumstances.

Live Events

Live Events will be held during the Championship alongside the Online Series. These Live Events consist of “World Tours” where top players from the Online Series will be invited to compete in, the “Nations Cup Region Finals” where the Champion of each Region will be determined, and a “World Final” where the World Champion will be crowned.

1World Final

For the two Championships, there will be a 'World Final' where the top players of the world will be determined for each competition.
The World Final will be a Live Event. (Planned for November)

2Nations Cup Region Finals

For the Nations Cup, there will be a "Regional Final" held in each region to determine the leaders of each of them.
All "Region Finals" will be Live Events held in each Region.

3Gran Turismo World Tour

We will be hosting exhibition matches with top players from the Online Series in the 'Gran Turismo World Tour'.
The first World Tour was held on May 10-12 at the Nurburgring in Germany.

We plan to host these events in various locations around the world.

*Players must agree to the Terms & Conditions before participating in live events.

52018 CHAMPIONSHIPS STRUCTURE

Nations Cup Structure

In the Nations Cup, the top 30 players from the Online Final Season's leaderboard will be given an opportunity to advance to the “Nations Cup Region Finals.” Please note that there the number of players from a single country or locale will be limited, as shown below:

EMEA Region:
Up to 3 players from the same country (or locale)
Asia/Oceania Region:
Up to 10 players from the same country (or locale)
Americas Region:
Up to 10 players from the same country (or locale)
(If by the end of a Season there are still free spots due to players withdrawing or not qualifying, the next players in the ranking may be invited.
When we invite these additional players as replacement, the above limitations related to participants from the same country or locale will not apply.
If two or more players have equal amount of points at the end of a Season, the ranking will be determined following these criteria:
a) the highest Driver Rating;
b) the highest Sportsmanship Rating;
c) the earliest "Gran Turismo Sport" have been played, according to the PSN Online ID's record.)

The top 10 players of the “Nations Cup Region Finals” can advance to the next stage, for a total of 30 players at the “World Final” event (3 Regions x 10 players.)

The winner of the “Nations Cup World Final” will be crowned the “Nations Cup Champion” at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in December.

*Players must agree to the Terms & Conditions before participating in Region Final and World Final events.

Manufacturer Series Structure

For the Manufacturer Series, the global manufacturers will be ranked in accordance to the results of the Online Final Season, and the top 16 finishers will be selected to advance to the “World Final.” The top players in each Region from each of these 16 manufacturers can participate in the World Final (three players total from three regions.)

The global manufacturer ranking will be created following these conditions:

For each Region of the Online Final Season, the points earned by players at the top of each manufacturer leaderboard will count towards that manufacturer's total score.

Based on these points, there will be a manufacturer ranking for each Region.

Points will be distributed amongst each manufacturer based on its position in the ranking, according to the table below.

The points awarded to each manufacturer in the three Regions will be tallied to determine the global manufacturer ranking.

(If two or more manufacturers have equal amount of points at the end of a Season, the ranking will be determined following these criteria:
a) the highest value of distributed points from all regions;
b) the highest number of affiliation contracts registered at the end of the Final Season.)

Points awarded for 1st: 45 pt / 2nd: 40 pt / 3rd: 35 pt / 4th: 31 pt / 5th: 27 pt ...

The top players for each of these 16 manufacturers can advance to the next stage, for a total of 48 players at the "World Final" (3 players from all Regions x 16 manufacturers). The "Manufacturer Series World Final" will see teams of 3 drivers from the same manufacturer competing against each other.

The winners of the "Manufacturer Series World Final" will be crowned "Manufacturer Series Champions" at the FIA Prize-Giving Gala in December.

(If two or more players have equal amount of points at the end of a Season, the ranking will be determined following these criteria:
a) the highest Driver Rating;
b) the highest Sportsmanship Rating;
c) the earliest "Gran Turismo Sport" have been played, according to the PSN Online ID's record.)
*Players must agree to the Terms & Conditions before participating in the World Final event.

6POINTS

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

7STAR PLAYERS

The players at the top of the Season's ranking can register as “Star Players” on gran-turismo.com.

The Star Player prerequisites for each Region are as follows:

Nations Cup: Top 200 players in a Season's ranking, or the top 10 players for each country

Manufacturer Series: Top 200 players in a Season's ranking, or the top 10 players from each manufacturer

When the prerequisites for a Star Player registration is met, a notice will appear in game. Please proceed to register on gran-turismo.com.

Star Players are those who exhibit superior technique and sportsmanship. It will be necessary to register detailed profile information, but the player will be given opportunities to appear in race reports and Live Events. The Star Players Driver Rating in-game will be designated by an "S.”

The "Star Player" status is only valid during the Season immediately following the Season where the player fulfilled the prerequisites.

The Star Player Registration Form" and the participation in the Regional and World Finals will be available only to players aged 18 or over at the time of the event and resident in the following countries:

EMEA
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
France
Finland
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Lebanon
Kuwait
Netherlands
Norway
Oman
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
UAE
UK

(Additionally, players from the following EMEA countries must be aged 21 or over at the time of the event:)

Saudi Arabia
Kuwait
UAE
Americas
USA (excluding Arizona)
Canada (excluding Quebec)
Mexico
Brazil
Chili
Argentina
Peru
Panama
Costa Rica
Ecuador
Guatemala
El Salvador
Paraguay
Honduras
Uruguay
Colombia
Nicaragua
Asia/Oceania
Japan
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Singapore
Malaysia
Korea
Indonesia
Thailand
China
Australia
New Zealand
("Star Player" registration prerequisites may change during the Season in response to the current players' registration situation.)

8TOP 24 SUPERSTARS

During an online Season, there will be special “Top 24 Superstars” rounds where only the top players are matched together in the race. Bonus points are awarded for this race, allowing players to earn more points than normal.

To be eligible for the Top 24 Superstars rounds, the following prerequisites must be met:

A player's Driver Rating or acquired points is among the top 24 players of the current Season.

The player is registered as a Star Player on gran-turismo.com.

(Please refer to the event's details to learn more about the bonus points, selection criteria and entry restrictions for the Top 24 Superstars.
Depending on the event, the selection criteria may be based on Driver Rating or acquired points for that Season.)

For the Nations Cup, there will be a limit to the number of participants from the same country (or locale). For the Manufacturer Series, there will be a limit to the number of participants from the same manufacturer. Those limitations are shown below:

Nations Cup

EMEA Region:
Up to 3 players from the same country (or locale)
Asia/Oceania Region:
Up to 10 players from the same country (or locale)
Americas Region:
Up to 10 players from the same country (or locale)

Manufacturer Series

Up to 2 players from the same manufacturer
(The Top 24 Superstars registration limitations may change during the Season in response to the current players' registration situation. If all 24 slots for a Superstars race are not filled, then additional players will be added from the top players who entered. In this case, the additional selection will not be affected by the above limitations for the same country or locale, and manufacturer.)

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