January 24, 2019 – After testing the waters in 2018 with the first season of the Farming Simulator Championship, the most complete Farming Simulator experience ever is ready to dive deeper into the world of esports! GIANTS Software is proud to announce the upcoming season two and the creation of the Farming Simulator League, a fully-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 €250,000.
GIANTS Software has teamed up with some of the industry’s 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 have enjoyed 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 gameplay elements to ensure everyone will find it entertaining.”
The game itself is changing as well. Not only will the new league be held for the first time on 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.
This is just the beginning, so stay tuned for more information about the new Farming Simulator League in the months ahead.
Farming Simulator 19 is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC/Mac.
FARM LIKE NEVER BEFORE!
The multimillion-selling franchise takes a giant leap forward for 2018 – the ultimate farming simulation returns this year with a complete overhaul of the graphics engine, offering the most striking and immersive visuals and effects, along with the deepest and most complete farming experience ever on consoles and PC.
Farming Simulator 19 takes the biggest step forward yet with the franchise’s most extensive vehicle roster ever! You’ll take control of vehicles and machines faithfully recreated from all the leading brands in the industry, including for the first time John Deere, the largest agriculture machinery company in the world, Case IH, New Holland, Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, Valtra, Krone, Deutz-Fahr and many more.
Farming Simulator 19 will feature new American and European environments in which to develop and expand your farm and will introduce many exciting new farming activities, including new machinery and crops with cotton and oat! Tend to your livestock of pigs, cows, sheep, and chickens – or ride your horses for the first time, letting you explore in a brand-new way the vast land around your farm.
Farming Simulator 19 is the richest and most complete farming experience ever made for consoles and PCs, releasing at the end of the year!
- The biggest step forward for the Farming Simulator franchise, offering the most striking and immersive graphics ever
- Use and drive hundreds of faithfully reproduced farming vehicles and tools, including for the first time the largest agriculture machinery company in the world: John Deere
- Tend to your livestock including pigs, cows, sheep, chicken, and for the first time horses
- Ride your own horses and explore the vast areas offered in huge open worlds loaded with farming activities
- Develop your farm online with up to 16 players and enrich your Farming experience with community-created mods on consoles and PC