We are pleased to confirm that the ESL Weekly Go4 Cups will now feature 12-player racing on all platforms.
Larger grids for the ESL races have been the most-requested feature from the community since these events began in October 2015, so we’re very pleased that we can now deliver on this feedback. These changes have been thoroughly tested on the PC platform and will now be used on PS4 & XB1 as well, starting with the next event, Go4 Weekly Cup #26.
To take part in this new format, drivers still need to sign-up and check-in as normal. Once the event begins, the 12-player races will then be organized by ESL staff via the ESL Forums.
Depending on the number of players checked in, the new bracket format will be as follows...
The maximum amount of players per group will be 12, but there can also be fewer than 12 players in a group, depending on the amount of confirmed participants. ESL will always qualify enough players from the first stages to have 24 players in the Semi-Finals and 12 players in the Finals.
The location used will still be selected by the community, but each stage of the competition will now have a different number of laps - starting with shorter races in the Qualifiers before increasing a little in the Semis and the Final round.
As soon as a Weekly Cup is over, ESL will publish all the results divided into stages on the relevant page, when clicking on the bracket button, exactly like they did in the recent tests of this new format which used only the PC Cups. View an example here.
If you have any questions about these changes, please contact ESL via this thread in its forums.