While most series are yet to announce their full schedules and plans for 2023, almost all of the major events have signalled intent to stage their usual events this season.
Of course, one of the biggest in the genre is F1 Esports, the official Esports series of Formula One. All ten of the F1 teams field driver squads for the event, with McLaren coming out on top in 2022 for the first time in the six-year history of the series. McLaren’s Lucas Blakeley also secured his first championship title in the final race of the 12-round season.
Following in-game qualifiers in the F1 22 game, the best drivers on each of the three supported platforms – PC, PlayStation and Xbox – will face off in the Challenger Series which gets underway this month. They’ll race across 12 rounds for a spot in the Pro Exhibition in the summer, which will see them try to win drives for the official teams in the main Pro Series.
Although the calendar for this has yet to be announced, its traditional spot is right at the end of the year, with the final rounds coming in December. Notably, after three seasons away from in-person events, we may see a return to live races from the Gfinity Esports Arena in London.