No, it’s not a joke: Farming Simulator is seriously putting together an esports league. And really, why not? This is just as legitimate as any team murdersim. And way more wholesome.
“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€.”
It really does sound like they’re pulling our legs here, as the official site says the game will “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.” Apparently, the game has already seen private competitive events, so there’s some precedent to take it mainstream.
I look forward to the Very Serious debates over whether Farming esports belong in the Olympics. I am not being sarcastic when I say I hope this makes all the money.
Introducing the Farming Simulator League, an eSports league with 250.000€ in prizes. Want to know more? Follow this link and keep an eye on this channel in the upcoming weeks when we share more details.https://t.co/XL0eWRkOhV
— Farming Simulator (@farmingsim) January 23, 2019