GIANTS Software has added two more teams to its Farming Simulator League, welcoming BERTHOUD and CLAAS.
The Farming Simulator League starts its inaugural season on July 27th at FarmCon 19 in Harsewinkel, Germany.
French crop spraying company BERTHOUD, which was founded in 1895, will utilise its own employees to compete in the Farming Simulator League. The other new addition, German agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS, will also sponsor a team. The latter is also playing host to FarmCon 19 in its German headquarters.
Fellow farming and agriculture companies Grimme, AMAZONE, John Deere, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, Horsch, Lindner Traktoren, Krone, Bednar, and Komatsu Forest are all involved in the league. Esports organisation mYinsanity and game publisher Astragon Entertainment will also compete throughout the season.
The entire first season will consist of 10 LAN events in Europe and four offline events, with a total of €250,000 (£224,315) being distributed as prize winnings throughout. The league will be streamed in English on both Twitch and Mixer, and in German on YouTube.
American agricultural chemical and seed company Corteva Agriscience has been announced as the main sponsor of the Farming Simulator League, with Logitech G, Intel, DLG, Nitrado, and noblechairs also showing support.
Esports Insider says: The announcements just keep on coming for the Farming Simulator League! Soon, though, that will have to stop as things are close to getting underway. We’re genuinely intrigued to see how the league is received, not only in terms of viewership but with opinions on the gameplay. This is something quite unique, and incredibly entertaining, for esports.