Growing recognition

After beginning its journey into the eSports community, Farming Simulator is now getting its own tournament. The Farming Simulator League is officially announced with the lead sponsorship of Corteva Agriscience for the 2019-2020 season.

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Farming Simulator is going big for the first time.

For those who've never heard of Corteva, it is a major American agricultural chemical and seed company. That fact makes the announcement even more exciting. An agricultural organization is the sponsor of a farming game league, that is not a thing that we can see every day, right?

An Esports league is coming up

A well-funded league

The prize pool of FarmCon 19 (the first tournament of the Farming Simulator League) is about €250,000 ($280,000 USD). The league will take place this month, on 27th, and conclude next summer. There will be 10 live tournaments along with 4 online competitions. Seems like Farming Simulator players are finally having a chance to participate in a competitive environment for the very first time.

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John Deere is also a major sponsor of the upcoming league.

In addition, AMAZONE, John Deere and Grimme also joined the party as main sponsors. Other contributors to the large prize pool are Intel, Logitech G, Nitrado, Nobelchairs, and DLG. Needless to say, many of these companies have at least some connection with the agricultural business. For example, John Deere is well-known for its farming machinery and engines. Or we should mention DLG, a Danish organization that focuses on farm supplies, minerals, and vitamins.

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New in-game items are coming!

As now the developer Giant Software is under contract with Corteva Agriscience, Farming Simulator will surely feature in-game items that are inspired by Corteva Pioneer seeds and branded crop protection.

With the incredible popularity of Farming Simulator, we should expect the very first professional eSports league to be a successful one. Lots of big companies in the agriculture industry have already shown their interest in the upcoming league, and Farming Simulator fans should be happy about that.