Unlike the self-contained individual races held during Closed Beta, race events are now structured by seasons
Grinding Gear Games has announced that the first season of race events in the popular action RPG Path of Exile will start on February 23rd and will run for six weeks until April 7th. Race events are short-term leagues separate from the main game with separate characters and varying goals that test the players' skill and luck. There are prizes for the top-place finishers in each race, prizes achieving good results for a set of events in a season, and prizes for placing at the top of the realm overall in a given season. New custom prizes have been created for the events.