The Trackmania World Tour will kick off on December 17th with the Showdown weekend.
Major milestone in the development of the global Trackmania esports scene, the Trackmania World Tour 2023 will take the game’s competitive scene into a fresh direction with a brand-new format built around two versus two matches. With this new format, the Trackmania World Tour aims to build upon its existing professional ecosystem while providing exciting new team storylines and challenges as well as a clear path to pro everywhere, for everyone.
The competitive season will be structured as follows:
- Stage 1: From January 21st to March 19th, 2023
- All-Stars Championship: April 15th & 16th and April 22nd & 23rd
- Stage 2: From April 29th to June 25th
- All-Stars Championship: August 27th and September 2nd & 3rd
- World Championship: Fall 2023
Each stage will include two layers of competition. The Trackmania Grand League will gather the best professional players in Trackmania, while the runners-up will face off in the Challenger League.
Overall, 8 teams will be competing in the Trackmania Grand League, each team being composed of two players and a dedicated streamer:
- Team BDS
- Berlin International Gaming
- Gamers First
- Into the Breach
- Karmine Corp
At the end of the season, a Wildcard system will allow amateur teams to join and compete in the World Championship alongside the top professional teams from the Trackmania World Tour. Indeed, during each stage, aspiring professional players will now have opportunities to hone their skills through regional tournaments and an in-game matchmaking 2v2 game mode. Those Trackmania World Tour related events and in-game matches will grant points, which will determine which amateur teams will take part in the Wildcard system.
To celebrate the launch of this new esports circuit, the Trackmania World Tour can count on a new official sponsor, Kaporal, the first brand to join the adventure for the 2023 season.
The Trackmania World Tour will begin with the Showdown weekend, on December 17 thand 18th. The event will be broadcast on Twitch for fans to enjoy the first clash of the season between the 8 participating teams.