Farming Simulator is Getting Its Own eSports League…Because Why Not?

No, seriously you didn’t imagine that heading. After what can only be described as continuing commercial success for the annual Farming Simulator series with last year’s entrant — and upon testing the waters on a viable competitive championship — GIANTS Software have decided to go all in and rebrand the game’s championship scene as a fully-fledged official eSports league. What’s more, there’s a prize pool of €100,000 at the end of the season for those fighting to be crowned Farming Simulator Champion.

Serious stuff then; GIANTS Software’s CEO Christian Ammann going on to explain that “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.”

Little details have been offered up thus far as to the nature of the league’s contest and structure, but GIANTS do state they intend to mix things up this year — ditching the previous structure of in-game hay-stacking and instead veering towards the latest iteration’s 3v3 mode as two teams compete to purely be the best on the field in a series of tasks and challenges with unique elements thrown in to mix things up. Farming Simulator 19 is available across PS4, Xbox One & PC.