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The newest game to become an esport is…Farming Simulator?

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Farming Simulator is one of those games that everybody likes to poke fun at, but it’s one of the largest gaming brands on the planet, and sells by the truckload in some regions, notably places like Germany, Switzerland, and here in South Africa where it regularly makes the top-selling games list. It’s a big game with a larger audience than you might imagine. And that audience is ripe for the picking, because Farming Simulator is now an esport.

Developer GIANTS Software is launching a Farming Simulator League, which is a competitive farming sim league with a prize pool that puts many bigger games to shame. The league has a pool of €250,000, which is more than the last two official Halo tournaments put together.

“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 league will be running using the latest Farming Simulator 19, and will now use a 3v3 competitive mode instead of the traditional bale stacking that’s been used in Farming sim competitions before. GIANTS plans to reveal more details on this new competitive mode in the future.

The developer has partnered with Logitech G, Intel Noblechairs and Nitrado to bring the league to fruition.

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Last Updated: January 24, 2019

36 Comments

  1. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 24, 2019 at 10:09

    Surely it’s an oesport?

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 24, 2019 at 10:09

      Hehe

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    • Original Heretic

      January 24, 2019 at 10:09

      Is there meant to be a “p” at the front of that word?

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 24, 2019 at 10:09

        Nee man, siesa
        [gryp sunlight seep om daai vuilbek uit te skrop]

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        • Original Heretic

          January 24, 2019 at 10:28

          Groen cooldrink! Yaaay!

          Reply

      • Pariah

        January 24, 2019 at 10:22

        LOL

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  2. Admiral Chief

    January 24, 2019 at 10:09

    Hoe ry die boere
    eSport hier
    eSport daar

    Reply

  3. G8crasha

    January 24, 2019 at 10:09

    If this was 1 April, I’d call BS on this story!

    Reply

  4. Admiral Chief

    January 24, 2019 at 10:09

    I’m extremely curious as to how the 3v3 will work

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    • Pariah

      January 24, 2019 at 10:22

      I’m curious as to how it’ll work at all. O_o

      Reply

  5. Magoo

    January 24, 2019 at 11:20

    THIS IS WHY NO ONE TAKES US SERIOUSLY

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    • HvR

      January 24, 2019 at 12:42

      To be honest this is no more silly than FIFA esports.

      eSports looses way more credibility due to conduct of the esport professionals and organizations.

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      • Magoo

        January 24, 2019 at 13:48

        I thoroughly disagree with that. But at least you have a thought-out opinion.

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  6. Guz

    January 24, 2019 at 11:27

    Wait what o.0?

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  7. BradeLunner

    January 24, 2019 at 11:48

    As a long time gamer who went through that being judged phase, I really don´t know how to feel about this. More power to em I guess. Horse Power.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 24, 2019 at 12:07

      xD

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 24, 2019 at 12:07

      Have you heard the llama-thrust joke?

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      • BradeLunner

        January 24, 2019 at 12:13

        No, and I am scared to google it in the office 😀

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 24, 2019 at 12:32

          • BradeLunner

            January 24, 2019 at 13:07

            This is important stuff! I think all Tesla´s should be measured on Llamathrust, HP is rather outdated for Electric cars anyway. Also, I don´t think any of these besides HP are safe to google in the office 😀

          • Admiral Chief

            January 24, 2019 at 13:17

            Indeed, standard unit of measure must change

          • HvR

            January 24, 2019 at 13:48

            Not so sure shaft horsepower is safe to google.

          • BradeLunner

            January 24, 2019 at 13:07

            This is important stuff! I think all Tesla´s should be measured on Llamathrust, HP is rather outdated for Electric cars anyway. Also, I don´t think any of these besides HP are safe to google in the office 😀

  8. CrAiGiSh

    January 24, 2019 at 12:37

    When you try so hard for the world to take esports seriously and then this comes along.

    Reply

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