Raking in the Esports Cash
Giants Software, the developer of the Farming Simulator games, has revealed that the series’ latest installment will make its move into esports this year. Don’t worry, I’m still wrapping my head around it too.
Later this year, ten Farming Simulator 19 tournaments will take place across Europe, with a first season offering up €100,000, and a second full season prize pool clocking in at €250,000 (around $285,000 USD). Last year’s Farming Simulator Championships that sees players producing and stacking 20 bales of hay into a bale cart as quickly as possible, though the league is expected to use a new 3v3 mode making its way to the game sometime soon. Giants Software promises the new mode will “stand true to its roots in farming and combine real field work like harvesting with fun and challenging game elements.”
The developer is teaming up with Logitech, Intel, Nitrado, and Noblechairs to bring the league to life.
Personally, I’m still trying to comprehend the information coming into my eyes. Even as I write it, I’m befuddled by the demand for a Farming Simulator esports league being strong enough to ensure its existence. That being said, the game still sold over a million copies in 10 days, so what the hell do I know?
SOURCE: Farming Simulator