Today, the team at GIANTS Software,has announced that it is launching an eSports competitive league with the second season of the Farming Simulator Championship.
This move has the potential to completely change the narrative about what constitutes an Esport. Competitive gaming has grown rapidly over the last few years with popular Esports titles like Dota, League of Legends and Overwatch.
Farming Simulator doesn’t have that kind of gameplay, but that’s not stopping developer Giants Software from making Farming Simulator League, a competitive e-sports tournament based on the popular PC game.
Giants Software introduced the creation of a 10-tournament Farm Simulator League and At the end of the season, the best teams will compete for the title of the Farming Simulator Champion and 100.000€ in prizes. Every single tournament will not only grant circuit points for the best teams, but also wield big prizes, bringing the total prize pool for season two up to a total of 250.000€.
Players will compete in the game in the hopes of making the best of their farm and scoring some big cash. And some big sponsors are on board as well, including Logitech GT, Nitrado and Intel.
“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 game itself is changing as well, 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.GIANTS Software will reveal more about the new game mode in the near future.