Farming Simulator eSports League Launches (In Europe)

After testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, the program’s developer, Giants Software, announced that it will dive deeper into the world of eSports with the upcoming season two.

Its newly formed Farming Simulator League will hold 10 tournaments across Europe this year. At the end of the season, the best teams will compete for the title of the Farming Simulator Champion, with €100,000 in prizes. That’s about $114,000 in U.S. currency.

Every tournament will grant circuit points for the best teams and also award additional prizes. So, the total prize pool for the second season will hit €250,000.

Companies also involved with the tournament include Logitech G and Intel, among others.

“Competitive farming is something people have enjoyed for years, but it hasn’t been done in eSports so far,” Christian Ammann, CEO of Giants Software and manager of the eSports division, said in an announcement. “We have lots of eSports enthusiasts in our company who can’t wait to show the world that farming can indeed be fun and competitive at the same time.

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“We believe we have found the right mix of real farming and fun to play game elements to ensure everyone will find it entertaining.”

The game itself is changing as well. Not only will the new league be held in the new Farming Simulator 19, but it will also move from bale stacking to a competitive 3 versus 3 mode where teams challenge each other to determine who is the best on the field.

“The game will, of course, stand true to its roots in farming and combine real field work like harvesting with fun and challenging game elements,” according to the company’s announcement. “Giants Software will reveal more about the new game mode in the near future.”

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