League of Legends. Dota 2. CS:GO. And now, Farming Simulator. Yes, a game dedicated to simulating agriculture now joins the ranks of aggressive gaming, as developer Giants Software has introduced a brand new esports push. Farming Simulator League kicks off this yr, with 10 match occasions that can culminate in 2020 – and a complete prize pool of €250,000.
While the concept of aggressive tractoring may look like a joke, the newest Farming Simulator sales numbers recommend that there’s actually an viewers there – and Giants PR supervisor Martin Rabl tells the Esports Observer that curiosity in aggressive play has been rising over the previous a number of years.
The first Farming Simulator Championship happened on the AgriTechnica convention in 2017. “When the senior guys of AgriTechnica came by and saw how many people there were,” Rabl says, “I think that’s when they realized that they should do it again in two years on a bigger scale. Also, that’s when we realized that that’s something that we could potentially do on a bit more professional level.”
So right here we’re in 2019 with a correct Farming Simulator League on the best way. Some tournaments will probably be on-line whereas others will happen at main occasions like Gamescom and Paris Games Week, main into to the finals at FarmCon 2020, which can provide a €100,000 prize pool.
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If you need a style of what aggressive farming will seem like, you’ll be able to watch hours of championship motion under.
Giants has lined up sponsors for the League starting from Logitech to Intel. We’ll discover out extra concerning the competitors’s format within the close to future, however it’ll be some type of 3v3 workforce battle.