After sowing the Esports seeds last year with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, Giants Software is ready to cultivate season two (using Farming Simulator 19) with some major changes, including a whopping prize pool of €250,000.
Season two ditches the Farming Simulator Championship in favour of the Farming Simulator League – an 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 with €100.000 ready for the players to harvest.
You can watch the amazing conclusion of the Farming Simulator Championship Season 1 recorded at Herofest 2018 in Bern, Switzerland below.
Every tournament grants circuit points for the best teams, the competing virtual farmers can also get their green fingers on some cash prizes bringing the total prize pool to a very impressive €250,000 (now that’s what I call a cash crop).
“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 competition will change from bale stacking to a competitive 3 vs 3 mode where teams battle it out to see who has the best grade. According to Giants Software, the game will stand true to its roots in farming and combine real field work such as harvesting with “fun and challenging game elements” – we’ll know more about this new format in the near future.
We recently visited a farm to do some pig herding and tractor racing, no really take a look below.