The World’s First Esports Farming League Is Offering $280,000 In Winnings

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Don’t get me wrong, I love a good liquored up game of Madden, but overall, esports are stupid. So you’re the best at Call of Duty… I don’t care. It’s still not a sport.

In fact, why don’t you get up off your ass and go put some real work in, work on a farm for instance, wait… yeah, esports have hijacked that too.

Apparently, competitive esports farming is a thing and Season 1 of Farming Simulator League is getting underway. Feature 10 tournaments, taking place all across Europe, the league will be handing out some serious coin to winners, somewhere in the neighborhood of $280,000 in prize money. Each event will allow teams and players to earn circuit points and win prizes. Once the regular season has concluded, the teams with the most points earned will gather at FarmCon 2020 and compete in the championship where a winner will take home $110,000.

“We have a unique opportunity, competitive farming is something people enjoy 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,” said GIANTS Software CEO and esports division manager Christian Ammann in a statement.

Well fuck, I guess it’s better than dressing up like Harry Potter and shooting bottle rockets at each other.

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A beer bottle on a dock