F1 Esports goes mobile

A second F1 Esports series has gotten underway today with mobile gamers able to enter for free on the F1 Mobile Racing app.

Monthly leagues through to November will serve as qualifiers for a nine-round final that will take place in December. The winner will be crowned Mobile Esports Champion, however no prizes have yet been announced.

Before you hit the track and get to qualifying, users need to complete a set amount of in-game challenges before joining the leagues. Something we can only presume is an anti-cheat measure.

“Mobile esports is a booming industry as Gen Zs and Gen Alpha spend more time gaming and on their phones,” said Julian Tan, Head of Digital Business Initiatives and Esports at Formula 1.

“We see huge potential to develop our product set and expertise in this area in our ongoing effort to reach out and build our younger fanbase, providing ever more touchpoints for them to engage with Formula 1.

“This is part of F1’s strategy to continue making the sport more accessible to our fans through gaming and esports, especially with F1 Mobile Racing developed by Codemasters being completely free to download and with participation being free and open to all.

“We are excited to kick off our search for our inaugural F1 Mobile Racing Esports Champion 2020!”