After testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, GIANTS Software is ready to dive deeper into the world of esports with the upcoming season two.
Major changes lie ahead, when the Farming Simulator Championship becomes the Farming Simulator League, a full-fledged esports league with 10 tournaments across Europe. At the end of the season, the best teams will compete for the title of the Farming Simulator Champion and 100.000€ in prizes. Every single tournament will not only grant circuit points for the best teams, but also wield big prizes, bringing the total prize pool for season two up to a total of 250.000€
GIANTS Software teamed up with some of the industries finest for the upcoming league, partnering with Logitech G, Intel, noblechairs as well as long term partner Nitrado to provide the best experience possible to both, players and fans of the Farming Simulator League.
„We have a unique opportunity“, explains Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software and manager of the esports division. „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.“
The game itself is changing as well. Not only will the new league be held in the brand new Farming Simulator 19, but it will also move from bale stacking to a competitive 3 vs 3 mode where teams challenge each other to determine who is the best on the field. The game will, of course, stand true to its roots in farming and combine real field work like harvesting with fun and challenging game elements. GIANTS Software will reveal more about the new game mode in the near future.
About GIANTS Software
GIANTS Software GmbH is a video game developer and publisher from Switzerland founded in 2004 and known worldwide for creating the popular Farming Simulator series which has been released on all popular platforms including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs since 2008. The team with offices in Zurich, Switzerland, Erlangen, Germany and Brno, Czech Republic is very committed to enabling users to create mods with the company’s own GIANTS Engine. Within the first year after the release of Farming Simulator 17 over 100 million mods have been downloaded for PC and consoles.