Farming Simulator Gets an Esports League

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  1. AlphaAtlas

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    Farming simulation may not be a genre for everyone, but apparently, it's a fairly popular one. Farming Simulator 19 peaked at nearly 60,000 concurrent players late last year, and the previous games seems to have sold surprisingly well, according to their SteamSpy data. While that's surprising enough, I definitely didn't see the continuation of an official Farming Simulator esports league coming. Building on their more modest efforts last year, the publishers say they'll host 10 tournaments across Europe. At the end of this season, the best teams will compete for a 100,000 Euro ($114,000) prize, while an additional 150,000 Euros (171,000 USD) will be awarded over the course of the tournament. Thanks to Motherboard for the tip.

    GIANTS Software posted a trailer for the 2018 championship, which you can see here.

    GIANTS Software teamed up with some of the industries 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. The game itself is changing as well. Not only will the new league be held in the brand new 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. GIANTS Software will reveal more about the new game mode in the near future.
     
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    No mud, no tractor pulls, no lawn mower racing. I bet the dont even have animal racing.
     
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    Finally something my son can do!
     
  5. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    I played FS a bunch early last year, I enjoyed it as a calming change. The Europeans love it!
     
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    I think a simulated Beer Mile contest would be more interesting to watch as a spectator...
     
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    Well, this ought to be as much fun as watching the grass grow...
     
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    I support competitive eSports, but I'm struggling to see how they made this competitive.
     
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  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    If Farm Simulator something that is multiplayer? Or is it just going to be a contest of who grows 1000 buschels of wheat the fastest?
     
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    I am zee vest champeen wheat thresher in zee vorld! #JohnDeer #hipwaders #BuckWild #FFA #Kubota
     
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    County fair simulator needs to be a thing.
     
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    One of the events is how many virtual sheep you can rape in 60 seconds.
     
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    Woah now.. there's a Scottish variant? Joke brought to you by my British coworker.


    Seriously though.. is this "virtual 4H"?
     
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    I would say that's probably pretty close to it.
     
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    My 8 year old plays the shit out of this game... Time to have him start streaming it.
     
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  17. griff30

    griff30 I Lower the Boom!

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    So is there a porn simulator esport?

    Maybe on ESPN8 "The Ocho!"
     
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    This is one of the most confusing things I've ever read/seen.

    Farming. Simulator. Esports. Farming. Farm. *convulsions*
     
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    Next up! GOAT SIMULATOR ESPORT TOURNY!
     
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    Does the game make you have to call in a certified John Deere technician to change out an O2 sensor with an approved John Deere sold sensor if yours goes bad during the game though? If not, then it's not really a farm simulator.

    Also, can I win the game by not farming anything and just collect government subsidies for what I could have grown if i was actually farming?

    Or even better, am I allowed to win by being a christmas tree "farmer" and classifying my estate as a farm and getting a huge property tax break even though I only sell 1 tree to a friend every year and then sell my land to a home developer when i'm ready to retire from my government job?
     
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    I shamefully actually watched someone stream this for like 20 minutes. I couldn't figure out the attraction and wanted to figure it out. Gave up eventually.
     
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    Great game.
     
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    Next up, Farm Simulator: Battle Royal EXTREME!!!
     
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    The masses gets their porn for free, way more money in farming porn. If they get Cotton and Pepper to be announcers though, should be fun to watch (porn, farming simulator, coin stacking, whatever).
     
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    I think they already did that with the Oklahoma Land Rush of 1889.
     
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    Finally a worthwhile comment instead of the popular "haha farming is lame, why give it esports??".
     
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    Unless they _removed_ multiplayer in the last two iterations, there is multiplayer. People obviously _usually_ use it to play together (either "seperately together", like one doing field work, the other logging ... or together, like one driving the combine over the field and the other one doing the offloading to the silo), but there are also servers where people (as far as game/mods allow) take a few fields for themselves, others take other fields and they treat themselves as neighbors, basically, and do their own thing, but within a gaming community and while being able to help each other out.

    And as for
    Uhm... You can make fracking _water drinking_ a competitive "sport", even an "extreme sport" (a woman died by water poisoning after such a competition, for example). Competitive goals? "you got half an hour, who brings the most woodlogs, has the largest potato yield or the most milk" could be one.
    While that might sound silly to you, if viewn objectively, how is "who has the most potato yield" really any different than "who has the most points after the match"?
     
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    And next on the exciting world of Farm simulators:

    Farm Simulator: Deep south Edition!

    NOW you can marry your family members, play with animals in ways you never would imagine, (And also get arrested for it!) Mud-bogging, and Moonshining to name a few of the exciting things you can do.
    RAISE a struggling farm with Government assistance! Heck, Don't raise or plant anything and get paid for it!
    ADD decorative touches like engine and car parts in your yard! And Tires in many sizes and shapes. (Can even make one into a pool for the young-uns!
    ALSO with multiplayer to get at those pesky players trying to flirt with your Sister. (You have first dibs Gosh Dangit!)
    COMING to a store near you whenever we feel like making it....:woot:
     
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    Riveting. Do I get to block traffic chugging my huge tractor down the highway for miles to get to the other side of the field?
     
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    If anything becomes popular enough people want to compete in it. There are all sorts of stupid tournaments. Like eating hot dogs.

    If they're having fun good for them.
     
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    i actually gave this a try some time early last year. Was .. different. Actually learned a bit about farming, which was neat. Getting the controls down was a bit hard, like using the tractor to pick up and mix the feeds.. but it was mildly entertaining

    and yes it was MP, if you wanted to.
     
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    Seems extreme? Maybe wanna meet somewhere in between People playing games you don't like and massive death and destruction? :p
     
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    Finally, this nsfw vid from 2012 is relevant again: :LOL:
     
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    If you like this, just plant a damned crop in your back yard.
     
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