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Farming Simulator League Season 3 Sponsored by Intel Kicks Off in November

Swiss game developer GIANTS Software released details Wednesday on the third season of its Farming Simulator League (FSL), set to begin in November, and tentative plans for the tractor-based esport in 2021. 

Season 3 of the esport dedicated to the game Farming Simulator 2019 will feature a total prize pool of 250K euros ($293K USD) and will be sponsored by Intel, Corteva Agriscience, noblechairs,  Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (DLG), and Nitrado. Season 3 runs from November 2020 to November 2021.

Teams representing farming equipment manufacturers including John Deere, Lindner, Krone, Trelleborg, Valtra, Manitou, and Rudolf Hörmann will compete this year, with more teams to “be announced.” The community can also take part and qualify by signing up for the event and downloading the recently released free tournament client DLC for Farming Simulator 19.

The first tournaments will take place Nov. 28-29, and will be broadcast on the official GIANTS Software Twitch channel, with the finals taking place at the digital version of AGRITECHNICA, an annual Hanover, Germany-based trade fair dedicated to all things related to agricultural machinery. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AGRITECHNICA’s on-site festivities and exhibits have been canceled this year.

Finally, GIANTS Software said that the FSL is set to make a return to its FarmCon event in 2021 (assuming the pandemic is over and in-person events are possible), with the finals taking place at AGRITECHNICA in November 2021.