Simracing games with ELO rating system

ELO is a statistical method used to calculate the relative strength between players and its implementation in simracing was a huge revolution back in the day. Thanks Live for Speed for all the amazing features! 😀

Back in the day.. F$%&, here I go again sounding like an old fart…well, long story short we all know that nothing beats a good race with people on the same level as you no matter if  slow or fast ( one second at a time starts to make sense now?? ) . Just about the same level! And ELO in simracing brought us that.. Well, sort of. Some simracing games aren’t still populated enough for all of us to have that ultimate thrilling racing experience of fighting for that piece of tarmac with another 2 or 3 drivers during 20 minutes…but it’s getting there! The more populated the game is, the bigger the probability of you to find someone at a similar level at that time of the day.

Here are some examples of sim racing games with integrated ELO system:

GT Sport (Playstation4)

New Schedule every monday

No presentation needed, it’s the most populated online racing game so the chances of racing against someone of your level are high.

Daily Races A   

  • Category: One Make
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: No   
  • Tyres Consumption: No
  • Duration : 6 to 8 min

Daily Races B

  • Category: By Group with Balance Of Perfomance
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: No   
  • Tyres Consumption: No
  • Duration : 6 to 8 min

Daily Races C   

  • Category: By Group with BOP
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 to 20min

Nations Cup (wednesdays)

  • Category: One Make or Groups
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 to 20min

Manufacturer Series (Saturdays) 

  • Category: Group with BOP
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 to 20min

RaceRoom Racing Experience (PC)

Competitions

Advertises itself as a free to play and has a odd payment system called virtual Racing Points .. but If you like a good mix of GT, Touring Car, Formula and Historic Races,Ranked Racing and Time Trials, RaceRoom gets you covered. 

Time-Trial

Free To Play

Challenge anyone on the Leaderboard on various combos, take advantage of the Challenge feature (includes the ghost car and racing line of the challenged driver ) , a great tool for learning!

Premium Competition

Same as the Free to play but with paid content (track and/or car) and prizes 

First place overall – 500 virtual Race Points,

Random draw amongst top 10 with A license – 500 vRP, 

Random draw amongst top 10 with B license – 500 vRP

Random draw amongst top 10 with C license – 500 vRP

Random draw amongst top 10 with D license – 500 vRP

Random draw amongst top 10 without license – 500 vRP

Ranked Multiplayer

RR3E Weekly Schedule

Rookie

  • Category: One Make
  • Min Reputation: No
  • Setup: Fixed
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 min

Amateur

  • Category: One Make or Groups
  • Min Reputation: 75
  • Setup: Fixed and Open (depends on the car)
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 min

Pro

  • Category: One Make or Groups
  • Min Reputation: 80
  • Setup: Open
  • Fuel Consumption: Yes   
  • Tyres Consumption: Yes
  • Duration : 15 min

RR3E also offers us Long races for AM and PRO drivers (60m max) some with mandatory pit stops and also a Weekly Ranked Event with a 90m Race for the most adventurous. Check this Schedule weekly for more details as it changes every Thursday! 

iRacing (PC)

Oval, Road, Dirt Road and Dirt Oval… they have it all, even HillClimb! Very large user base is the perfect choice for those who want to race anytime with somewhat balanced fields. Fixed and Open setups, short and long races you name it… But good things come at a price… 

Assetto Corsa Competizione (PC/PS4/XBOX)

The Official GT World Challenge video game presents us with a new circuit everyday and also a 2h Endurance race with a random circuit on the 1st Sunday of every month. If GT’s are your thing, this is your game.

ACC CP Races Calendar by Mythique

Races are every day at (CET):

01:00 (45 min) 

17:00 (45 min)

19:00 (60 min)

21:00 (60 min)

23:00 (45 min)

01:00 (45 min)

F1 2021

If you’re a F1 fan i am sure you’ve already heard about this game. Despite offering us a very entertaining career mode, I’ve played the 2019 and 2020 MyCareer versions only, it also does Ranked Multiplayer very well. Having grown immensely in recent years thanks to the “rejuvenation” of F1 and the entry of official brands in the eSports scene, the F1 Game has now a big user base.       

Other SimRacing Games with ELO system in development are rFactor 2, Automobilista 2.                

Plenty of options, just pick your poison and Happy SimRacing!

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