Yep you read the headline correctly, GIANTS Software have just announced that they are ready to get serious in the eSports market with Farming Simulator. They tested the concept throughout 2018 with a Farming Simulator Championship and have now decided to roll out a Farming Simulator League. At the end of the league season the best teams will then go forward to the Championship in order to compete for €100,000. There will also be prizes along the way in the league bringing the total prize pool to €250,000.
GIANTS have got some big names involved and will be partnering with Logitech G, Intel, Noblechairs as well as long term partner Nitrado to provide the best experience possible to both, players and fans of the Farming Simulator League.
You can check out the official Farming Simulator 19 trailer below:
“We have a unique opportunity“, explains Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software and manager of the eSports division. “competitive farming is something people enjoy for years now, but it hasn’t been done in eSports so far. 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. We believe we found the right mix of real farming and fun to play game elements to ensure everyone will find it entertaining.”
The new league will be held in Farming Simulator 19 and will be a competitive 3 v 3 match up where farmers will have to compete to see who is best in the field. The events will combine both real farming tasks, such as harvesting, along with a host of other fun and challenging game elements. GIANTS Software are yet to confirm all of the details regarding this.
So if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a professional eFarmer this could be your perfect opportunity.