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New tournaments and prizes bring even more excitement to Farming Simulator 19

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Just competitive country boys and girls gettin' down on the farm. In Europe.

Giants Software announced today it has plans for a second season of fun and prizes that will be awarded throughout Europe, thanks to the creation of a special league linked to Farming Simulator 19, the latest installment in the well known series of farm sims.

"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," reads a press release. "At the end of the season, the best teams will compete for the title of the Farming Simulator Champion and €100,000 in prizes."

Players will participate throughout a season to earn circuit points, and the total prize pool this year is a whopping €250,000, up from whatever it was last year. Those aren't League of Legends- or Overwatch-sized winnings, but Farming Simulator 19 isn't in the same genre. You spend your time baling hay and riding horses, not managing your lanes. Unless maybe you're driving a swather, I guess?

"We have a unique opportunity," says 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 Farming Simulator series has been going for quite some time now, and has entertained fans on a variety of platforms. You can see the latest game in action by watching its launch trailer, embedded above.

Farming Simulator 19 is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Macintosh. There's no Switch version of the newest entry in the series, but Farming Simulator - Nintendo Switch Edition released in late 2017 and you can certainly play that. Just don't expect to be in the running for a huge cash prize.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (January 24, 2019)

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hastypixels posted January 26, 2019:

Eerr... ummm... "Framing" Simulator?

Anyway, seems like an odd thing to do, if eSports weren't picking up all flavours of genre. I can't say I'd actually be surprised to see competitive Stardew Valley, the way the industry is going. Just imagine it...

"...SunRun is about to upgrade the shovel to GOLD! And the crowd goes Wiiiiiild!"

...yep! Gaming.
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JoeTheDestroyer posted January 26, 2019:

I'd play Framing Simulator, if it involved falsely implicating people in crimes.
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honestgamer posted January 26, 2019:

I gotta agree, Joe. That actually sounds like an interesting premise! But anyway, I've fixed the typo. Thanks, hasty!
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hastypixels posted January 28, 2019:

@JoeTheDestroyer - There are games where you play the villain and do such things, though I don't even know them by name, less in detail enough to say if they're satisfying to play for the criminal role player.

@honestgamer - Anytime, but the less often the better? Cheers! :D

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