AOR, F1 AND ESPORTS!
August 21, 2018
Since the birth of Apex Racing League back in 2010 and the subsequent evolution into Apex Online Racing four years later, the leagues hosted on Codemasters’ official F1 games have always been heavily prominent within our community. Over the years the league racing scene has been gathering momentum alongside AOR, and now we look ahead to more exciting ventures for this esteemed partnership on a new game: F1 2018.
It’s that time of year again! AOR has said goodbye to another F1 game after two great seasons of racing, and is now eagerly awaiting the latest instalment of the series for all our members to indulge into the next chapter of their league racing careers. Confirmed for F1 2018 is Season 16 of the AOR Hype Energy F1 Leagues, and it already boasts prizes to all tiers, new regions for participation, giveaways, articles covering tiers, highlights, as well as the new website you are reading this article on! Season 16 and F1 2018 will arrive on the back of the two biggest seasons in AOR’s history with over 600 participants on the PC, PS4 and XB1 platforms, and following the addition of exciting variables such as ERS management to racing on the new game we are set to delve further towards a fully immersive racing experience.
Alongside season 16, we also have F1 Esports to look forward to on F1 2018. AOR starred in the 2017 and inaugural rendition of the series by hosting championships for 9 qualification spots and then seeing our champion Brendon Leigh take the title. This is set to continue onto 2018 after an incredible 14 of the 16 drivers selected from the Pro Draft are current or former participants of the AOR F1 leagues.
So 14 out of 16 draft picks are either current or former drivers in the @ApexOnRacing leagues! 🔥
There’s a few more who I would’ve loved to see in there, but still that’s really cool to see! Congrats to you all 🙌 pic.twitter.com/9soeDEaQqF
— Knut Martinsen (@FisiFan91) July 9, 2018
More drivers have since been selected outside of the Pro Draft for the series. This includes the announcement of 2017 Champion Brendon Leigh teaming up with the most successful AOR F1 driver – five-time champion Harry Jacks (Noble 2909) – at Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport. They’ll be joining the already-confirmed driver Daniel Bereznay (FormulaDani), yet another AOR F1 champion, to form a formidable line-up. One driver who has his contract signed for F1 Esports 2018 is newly crowned four-time AOR champion Salih Saltunc (TheFlyingFinn08). He joins brother Sonuc Saltunc and huge AOR rival Allert van der Wal (RG Matiiz) in the Sauber Esports team, and these are his thoughts looking back from season 15 and moving forward towards season 16 and F1 Esports:
Those familiar faces he is referring to is the large amount of participants from F1 Esports 2017 who subsequently joined the AOR Hype F1 Leagues on the PC platform, to form the most competitive tier AOR has undoubtedly ever seen. This display of immense talent accompanied by the now synonymous commentary of King Kodiak and company demonstrates the continual development of the league. One man who has experienced this first hand over recent years is Alexukr, who also shares his opinions from season 15 to 16:
August 24th is the day we all finally get our hands on F1 2018, and in the coming weeks alongside the launch, Apex Online Racing will continue to #UnleashSeason16 and all the hype that comes with it! Until then, AOR is host to many other leagues on a variety of games and platforms to keep you entertained. Be sure to take a tour around the new website and find a league for you!