Giants Software has announced the creation of the Farming Simulator League which will bring Farming Simulator 19 into the realm of esports. The league will hold 10 tournaments across Europe in which at the end the winners will compete for title of Farming Simulator Champion, not to mention €100,000 in prizes. Each of the single tournaments will also award prizes to the best teams and ultimately bring the total prize pool to €250,000. That's a lot of money for competitive farming.
League sponsors include Logitech G, Intel, noblechairs, and Nitrado. Giants Software CEO Christian Ammann discussed the league, "We have a unique opportunity. 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."
You can count me in as being a dedicated follower of the upcoming league and will be sure to let you know of tournament updates. I'm hoping they stream the competition on Twitch for everyone to see. Farming Simulator 19 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and Mac.