Esports have taken video games to new heights, and no better example exists than the recent announcement by GIANTS Software that Farming Simulator will be gettings its own esports league with 10 tournaments planned across Europe.
According to the announcement, the move to launch a dedicate esports league comes after first testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship.
In the upcoming season, each of the 10 tournaments will grant circuit points and offer prizes that will culminate in the Farming Simulator Championship. The total prize pool for the season is €250,000.
“We have a unique opportunity,” explained GIANTS Software CEO Christian Ammann. “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.”
GIANTS Software has partnered with Logitech G, Intel, noblechairs and Nitrado to make the new league a reality and provide the best experience possible for both players and fans.
Whether virtual farming has any cross-over applications to real-world farming is anyone’s guess, but sim racing champion Enzo Bonito did recently beat Formula E driver Lucas di Grassi in a real-life race, so anything is possible.