Today, Farming Simulator developer GIANTS Software announced on their website (via farming-simulator.com) that they will convert the Farming Simulator Championships to a Farming Simulator League. According to farming-simulator.com,
“After testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, GIANTS Software is ready to dive deeper into the world of eSports with the upcoming season two.”
According to farming-simulator.com, this new league will be “a full-fledged eSports league with 10 tournaments across Europe.” As expected, near this season’s end, “the best teams will compete for the title of the Farming Simulator Champion and 100.000€ in prizes.” The best teams will receive “grant circuit points,” and big prizes–totaling up to 250,000€ ($280,000 in American currency–according to theverge.com) in the season’s prize pool.
Farming-simulator.com announced that GIANTS Software partnered with Logitech G, Intel, noblechairs, and Nitrado to make sure their Farming Simulator League players and fans will attain great experiences. According to Farming Simulator’s competitive-side, theverge.com states,
“competitive Farming Simulator events have quietly existed for several years, relegated primarily to agriculture-focused events, but they drew big crowds of players who wanted to watch the best hay bale stackers in the world, prompting Giants CEO Christian Ammann to start looking at farming e-sports a bit more seriously. “That’s when we realized that that’s something that we could potentially do on a bit more professional level,” he told Esports Observer.”
Yet that wasn’t farming-simulator.com’s only announcement as they wanted to indicate what changes consumers could expect from Farming Simulator 19 in this e-sports league. Here’s what was shared on the matter.
“Not only will the new league be held in the brand new Farming Simulator 19, but it will also move from bale stacking to a competitive 3 vs 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. GIANTS Software will reveal more about the new game mode in the near future.”
The website declares that more information about the new Farming Simulator League will be shared soon as farming-simulator.com states that “this is just the beginning”. It’s exciting to see games from different genres take a stance in the e-Sports world. I believe CEO of GIANTS Software Christian Ammann’s quote, “we found the right mix of real farming and fun to play game elements to ensure everyone will find it entertaining” showcase the developers’ desire to keep their fans pleased and excited.
News about the league’s requirements and other housekeeping items haven’t been shared to the public. However, when they’re shared, we’ll be sure to update you all when the time comes.
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