26. Jan, 2019
GIANTS Software has announced that they are making the jump into esports with the creation of the Farming Simulator League. The league will feature teams competing for the title of Farming Simulator Champion and a pool of over $275,000 in 10 tournaments across Europe. Last year was the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, but along with Season 2 and the Farming Simulator League creation comes the change from bale stacking to a competitive 3 vs 3 mode. Farming Simulator 19 is available now on PlayStation 4. The full press release and original launch trailer are available below.
Farming Simulator commits to esports with the Farming Simulator League
January 24, 2019 – After testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, the most complete Farming Simulator experience ever is ready to dive deeper into the world of esports!GIANTS Software is proud to announce the upcoming season two and the creation of the Farming Simulator League, a fully-fledged esports league with 10 tournaments across Europe. 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 €250,000.
GIANTS Software has teamed up with some of the industry’s finest for the upcoming league, 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.
“We have a unique opportunity“, explains Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software and manager of the esports division. “Competitive farming is something people have enjoyed 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 gameplay elements to ensure everyone will find it entertaining.”
The game itself is changing as well. Not only will the new league be held for the first time on 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.
This is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more information about the new Farming Simulator League in the months ahead.
Farming Simulator 19 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac.
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