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F1 Esports Semi Final

F1SupportF1Support Member, Codemasters Co-Driver
Hello all, I hope a lot of you tuned in to the F1 Esports semi final last night on Sky Sports or a streaming service but if you didn't you can watch the official highlights here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skdf-HZkt_U.

Let us know what you thought of the event and who you think the contenders are in Abu Dhabi.
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  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    Mate in work from AOR said for one of them Host disconnected over LAN  :#

    Will get a watch later heard the PC boys were covered by only 10s or something by the end. Sounds good.
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
    You got to be what you say you're going to be, which you aren't.
    You got to do what you say you're going to do, which you haven't.
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    @Hubbadee dude get back in the FIFA chat you mong. Boaby's back off hols  :D :D

    For some reason your posts don't show still mate, I just see on 'latest post' your name lol
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
    You got to be what you say you're going to be, which you aren't.
    You got to do what you say you're going to do, which you haven't.
  • smudger1982smudger1982 Member New Car Smell
    Made my brother sit through this on ssf1 who at first was having none of it and not into f1 at all hes words were "why would i want to watch people on t.v playin computer games" but half way through he was as intrigued as me.
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    F1 and occasionally the Gears eSports would be the only things I'd have an interest in watching! 

    Commentators make it.
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
    You got to be what you say you're going to be, which you aren't.
    You got to do what you say you're going to do, which you haven't.
  • CofferCoffer Member Pit Crew
    Not anything particularly stunning compared to, well, any other serious eSport out there, but for a first effort, compared to things like the Visa Vegas ePrix, it was honestly good. Nicholls, Valsecchi and Chandhok made the event miles better than it would've otherwise been and they should absolutely be a part of the final as well.
  • Chicane486Chicane486 Member Unleaded
    I enjoyed the show. Clearly there was serious money invested for this. Not some sort of half-rushed attempt. Nice timing with the new spectatorhud too. Excitement of the commentators was good. I really enjoyed watching that show. Wanted to see it 'till the end, maybe because I've raced against a few of those guys. Anyway, my 2 cents for next time:

    In case of a semi final like yesterday where P5 or higher is crucial, give the viewer some sort of live standings during the race in case positions don't change and pitstops are done, and focus on the driver who may need one more overtake to make it into top5. No clue how many races the guys will do in Abu Dhabi, but if it's more than one: please consider those "live standings". Happens in real F1 on tv too.

    Maybe with Picture in picture (and I don't really know if it's actually nice to look at) : show the players from time to time, or at least film them and show the emotional moments afterwards, such as overtakes, close finishes, accidents etc. I know it's a big ask to do live, because that's pretty complicated to match the virtual driver with the real driver and make sure neither changes actual shot to something/someone else.

    Last but not least:
    Valsecchi... took a while before I could dig that accent. His enthusiasm made up for it anyway :)

  • sirio994sirio994 Member Wheel Nut
    edited October 12
    Valsecchi followed the race with the same enthusiams he puts in Formula 2 broadcasts. I want him in the game too. Codemasters, if you have in mind to improve the in-game presentation for future iterations...please involve Valsecchi and Nicholls!
  • F1ITACommunityF1ITACommunity Member Unleaded
    Heat 1 was with no equiv car performances. not good!
    Our F1 2017 Online Championship -> http://f1italiancommunity.ps4.forumfree.it/ 
  • JuanCarMRJuanCarMR Member Wheel Nut
    Were can i see the hole program??? , not the highlights. 
  • SnowLeopardSnowLeopard Member New Car Smell
    Like the first esport F1 event I watched weeks ago, it was way more entertaining than I expected.  
    I'm really glad the way the camera faded instead of cut when changing views got fixed in time for yesterday.

    More people might watch on time if the countdown clock on https://f1esports.com/ was accurate.   The date strings used for the countdown do not have a timezone, so the countdown is to localtime instead of Abu Dhabi time (UTC+4) for the final:
    < var final = new Date("November 24, 2017 18:00:00");
    < var finalEnd = new Date("November 24, 2017 23:00:00");
    ---
    > var final = new Date("November 24, 2017 18:00:00 GMT+0400 (Abu Dhabi time)");
    > var finalEnd = new Date("November 24, 2017 23:00:00 GMT+0400 (Abu Dhabi time)");




  • JuanCarMRJuanCarMR Member Wheel Nut
    JuanCarMR said:
    Were can i see the hole program??? , not the highlights. 
    Nobody knows??? I want to see the hole race, I couldn't see the day. 
  • Mitchell7xMitchell7x Member Unleaded
    JuanCarMR said:
    JuanCarMR said:
    Were can i see the hole program??? , not the highlights. 
    Nobody knows??? I want to see the hole race, I couldn't see the day. 
    You can't rewatch the whole show, but all four races are in full on the facebook page of F1
  • JuanCarMRJuanCarMR Member Wheel Nut
    JuanCarMR said:
    JuanCarMR said:
    Were can i see the hole program??? , not the highlights. 
    Nobody knows??? I want to see the hole race, I couldn't see the day. 
    You can't rewatch the whole show, but all four races are in full on the facebook page of F1
    Thank you. 
  • lolschrauberlolschrauber Member Petrol Head
    Raalte said:
    I really had no interest in this event whatsoever.

    It's a joke that you're allowed to use T-Cam.

    LOL. Even before launch, I saw a video with Verstappen trying the game. Also he was in T-cam.
    Personally I don't even like T-cam. But it should be forbidden in e-sports. Even a noob like me can handle cockpit cam
    Yeah I also saw it and thought it's kinda stupid. I mean, we're looking for the best drivers here and they have to rely on that camera? That's just stupid, sorry.
    T-Cam is a driving assist. It doesn't matter if you think it's not, just because it's not found in the assist setting. Git gud.
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    Yes I'm sure our opinions matter to Max. It's not like he can just jump in an actual bona fide F1 Simulator if he wants a decent cockpit view lol
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
    You got to be what you say you're going to be, which you aren't.
    You got to do what you say you're going to do, which you haven't.
  • CofferCoffer Member Pit Crew
    edited October 17
    FRACTURED said:
    Yes I'm sure our opinions matter to Max. It's not like he can just jump in an actual bona fide F1 Simulator if he wants a decent cockpit view lol
    He'd do well to start caring if he wants to stop crashing. His experience in iRacing is a big reason for his terrible wheel-to-wheel skills.
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