Esports is a fast growing industry with lots of different communities involved, but one game that no one could have ever thought to be involved in esports is Farming Simulator. Yes, today Giants Software that they will run an esports league for Farming Simulator. Competitors will be able to compete in 10 tournaments across the first season of the league and have a chance to win up to $280,000 in prize money.
There will be tournaments held at Gamescom and Paris Games Week which are some of the bigger events out in Europe. Each event will allow teams to earn points and when all is said and done the teams with the most points will gather at FarmCon 2020 and the winner takes home $110,000 in prizes. Giants Software also teamed up with Logitech G, Intel, noblechairs for the upcoming esports league.
Here is what the CEO of Giants Software, Christian Ammann said regarding this unique situation:
“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.”
This proves almost anything can be turned into an esport and this is a game that many people would have never expected not only to have people competing for money, but the fact that it’s as popular as it is.
What are your thoughts on this?