I still can’t even believe this has happened, but it did — Farming Simulator is officially a thing now in the world of esports, as we have previously reported. The Farming Simulator League announced today according to The Esports Observer that Corteva Agriscience will be its lead patron for the first-ever 2019-2020 season of Farming Simulator League. The interesting thing to note is that Corteva is a company that actually produces seeds and protects crops in the real world, so a very appropriate choice for a patron!
Approximately €250K ($280K USD) is up for grabs at FarmCon 19, with the league beginning this month and ending next summer. Ten live competitions will be featured and four online tournaments. Farming Simulator is going big for the first time. No doubt die-hard players will flock to this. Other key patrons of teams include of course John Deere, AMAZONE, and Grimme. You can check out the live competitions at Gamescom and Paris Game Week. Additionally, the following companies are also patrons of the gigantic prize pool: Logitech G, Intel, Nobelchairs, Nitrado, and DLG (another agriculture company).
Special tie-in items
Since Corteva has now partnered with Giant Software for Farming Simulator, players will be able to find Corteva Pioneer seeds and branded crop protection as usable in-game items. Farming Simulator League 19 seems to have attracted a good mix of agriculture industry leaders and others to participate. Hopefully, their first time offering up a professional esports league goes swimmingly; we will just have to wait and see. Farming Simulator‘s popularity is the reason for this happening after all. We will keep you posted with news on this rather interesting choice of game for a league right here on Daily Esports. As always feel free to chime in with your comments on Farming Simulator League 19.