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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Nadeo
Release Date: July 1, 2020

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'Trackmania' eSports World Tour 2023 Begins In December With Showdown Weekend - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2022 @ 11:26 a.m. PST

The Trackmania Nations Remake combines easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay style with a fresh look and creative direction.

Trackmania is the biggest and most compelling remake of the legendary racing game, TrackMania Nations. Trackmania combines easy-to-learn yet hard-to-master gameplay with a large variety of tracks, regular seasons, live events and customization options.

Royal mode is an exhilarating and fun new 60-player game mode where players can team up with two friends to compete against other teams in a pool of 20 randomized challenging maps including one new map every day. In Royal mode, players must channel their wacky nature to overcome courses filled with animated obstacles and wild water features leading to treacherous twists and turns.

Starting with 20 teams, four teams are eliminated each round until a champion team emerges. Each game will last a maximum of 15 minutes across the five rounds for the best teams.

Ubisoft announced the details of its new Trackmania esports circuit, the Trackmania World Tour 2023, set to begin on December 17, 2022.

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 21 to March 19, 2023
  • All-Stars Championship: April 15 & 16 and April 22 & 23
  • Stage 2: From April 29 to June 25
  • All-Stars Championship: August 27 and September 2 & 3
  • 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:

  • Alliance
  • Team BDS
  • Berlin International Gaming
  • Gamers First
  • Into the Breach
  • Karmine Corp
  • Solary
  • Sinners

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.

“We’re happy to welcome Kaporal as we enter a new chapter of Trackmania Esports”, said Omar Benabdallah, Esports Manager at Ubisoft Nadeo. “Through in-game integration, we’re positive this partnership will contribute to make the Trackmania World Tour 2023 even more engaging for our fans, and we can’t wait to kick off our collaboration for the first event of the season on December 17”.

“Kaporal is proud to collaborate with Trackmania to share its unique vision with millions of players. At the heart of Kaporal’s DNA, audacity and agility are two qualities that we share with the game’s community. This partnership is only the beginning of our engagement towards players, as we wish to explore gaming and esports even further”, said Guillaume Ruby, Brand Director at Kaporal.

The Trackmania World Tour will begin with the Showdown weekend, on December 17 and 18. The event will be broadcast on Twitch for fans to enjoy the first clash of the season between the 8 participating teams.

The new Royal mode will allow players to engage in a daily competitive feature called Super Royal, where players will have the opportunity to race amongst the best players and become the Super Royal team champion.

Players can also generate their own Royal party code to create a private server, where they can continue the fun with their friends and communities in personalized matches.

This new upgrade also includes new physics and mapping innovations, like water blocks and plastic blocks, as well as animated and dynamic items, giving more opportunities to build and enjoy incredible tracks.

Also featured is an all-new Ranked Matchmaking mode, where players can link up in teams of three and take on a field of competitors to climb the in-game ranking divisions.

Currently available on PC (Epic Games Store/Ubisoft Store), Trackmania is a Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Amazon Luna in 2023

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