Do you notice anything missing from the new ESL Major Series banner above? If you look closely, you will see that there is no longer a Stadium car represented on it, as has been the case before.
That is because after having been a part of ESL Major Series for the last 8 seasons, ESL have decided to retire TrackMania Nations Forever from the tournament.
The announcement comes at the same time as the company reveals their next ESL Major Series seasons for 2013.
Whether TrackMania will return to the tournament again once TrackMania² Stadium has been released remains to be seen.