GIANTS Software, developer and publisher of the worldwide popular Farming Simulator series, announces in-person events for the current Farming Simulator League (FSL) esports season. So far, tournaments in the third season have been held as online events. All participants can now look forward to real events in Bavaria, Germany, subject to compliance with the relevant hygiene concepts.
August tournament in GIANTS Studio
The qualified teams will play the final round of the eighth tournament on 14th and 15th August in the GIANTS Studio of the German GIANTS Software branch in Erlangen. There, the best FSL teams will meet each other in real life for the first time in the current season and fight face to face in groups of three for ranking points and tournament prizes. A highlight video of the last tournament played provides an atmospheric preview.
September tournament at HÖRMANN
From 11th to 12th September, the next knockout tournament will take place in Buchloe at the Allgäu family business Rudolf Hörmann GmbH & Co. KG. The specialist for agricultural and commercial construction offers enough space and comfort for an exciting competition and event atmosphere in its modern and spacious production hall. HÖRMANN itself provides an FSL team consisting of factory employees, which currently occupies fourth place in the overall season standings.
Live broadcasts of the Sunday events
The final round of the last eight teams remaining in the tournament will be commented on and broadcast live from 10 am on Sundays, 15th August and 12th September on the official GIANTS Software channels on Twitch and YouTube. GIANTS Software is also planning real events for the two other remaining events in the season calendar. Further information will be announced shortly.
Free esports tournament client
Developer and publisher GIANTS Software is organizing the FSL, which has a total prize pool of 250,000 Euros, as the competitive esports mode for Farming Simulator. Via the free Tournament Client for Season 3, every interested fan of the Farming Simulator can register for the FSL and prove themselves in the qualifying rounds with the potential of competing against one of the seeded sponsored teams. In the tournaments, which are held as knockout events, the teams collect league points, which are used to qualify for the big season finale in November 2021.
The competition requires teamwork and skill on a separate map in the PC version in order to harvest grain together, produce bales and then deliver them to your own barn faster than the competing team.
Further information is available on the FSL website at fsl.giants-software.com. Information for the press can be downloaded from the press portal.
GIANTS Software used the annual FarmCon community event for extensive presentations and unveilings of Farming Simulator 22. The publisher and developer has now released individual highlights of the multi-hour stream, including the eagerly awaited gameplay premiere.
FarmCon 21 takes place from 21 July to 23 July on GIANTS Software's official Twitch channel from 20:00 CEST. Today, viewers can expect an intensive look at the three new crops (grapes, olives and sorghum), the Build Mode for further customization as well as improvements in the sound area. This weekend, the next Farming Simulator League (FSL) esports tournament will take place, the finals of which can be seen on Twitch and YouTube from 10:00 CEST on Sunday, 25th July.
FarmCon is the official annual community event for modders, developers and players of the Farming Simulator series. Since 2016, fans can meet at FarmCon to chat with GIANTS Software and other players. For more information, please visit the Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
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GIANTS Software kicked off its own annual FarmCon by showing the new seasonal cycles in Farming Simulator 22. Today, the world gameplay-premiere is on the schedule as the publisher and developer of the acclaimed series continues with even more information and presentations about the upcoming game, releasing November 22nd for PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Stadia.
FarmCon 21 is streamed from July 21st to July 23rd on the company’s official Twitch channel. Streaming begins at 8pm CEST.
The show so far: seasonal cycles, new US map & more
On today’s schedule: gameplay reveal, engine updates & raffles
Today, the 2nd day of FarmCon will focus on the gameplay premiere of Farming Simulator 22 showing fans the first in-game footage of the game. In addition, the developers will provide a look at the GIANTS Engine 9 and its vast improvements, including brand-new features. There will be a Q&A session and raffles for the chance to win Farming Simulator 22. Dedicated Discord chat rooms with developers allow fans to interact with GIANTS Software directly.
Even more to come: New crops & customization options
Friday (July 23rd) is about the three new crops (grapes, olives, and sorghum), various customization options, and sound improvements. Also, there will be a Bale Stacking Challenge with real tractors. Saturday & Sunday (July 24th-25th) are reserved for the Farming Simulator League and will see the competitive esports league continue with season 3. The tournament finale will stream live on July 25th from 10am CEST on Twitch and YouTube.
FarmCon is the official and annual community event for modders, developers and players of the Farming Simulator series. Since 2016, fans can meet at FarmCon to chat with GIANTS Software and other players. For more information, please visit the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.
GIANTS Software announces a free update for Farming Simulator 20: New content featuring Canadian manufacturer Borgault. The sixth free content update for Farming Simulator 20 is now available to download on Nintendo Switch™ and mobile devices. This free addition of two new machines expands the already huge collection of farming equipment in Farming Simulator 20. Watch the new machines in action in the launch trailer.
Today’s update features Bourgault machines, marking the first appearance of the renowned farming brand on Nintendo Switch and mobile devices. Improve your farming activities with the Bourgault SPS360-50 Cultivator and the Bourgault FMS CD872-8 Air Drill. The update also comes with a range of bug fixes and optimizations.
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Lowering the environmental footprint of virtual farming: The Precision Farming Project continues with a new and improved DLC for Farming Simulator 22. Initiated in 2020 by John Deere and funded by EIT Food, Europe’s leading Food Innovation Initiative, the project is now in its second phase. As one of EITs multiple efforts to raise awareness and improve the knowledge about sustainable farming, publisher and developer GIANTS Software will introduce even more gameplay features.
The first version of the Precision Farming DLC for Farming Simulator 19 was a great success, and was downloaded one million times world-wide on PC and consoles.
New gameplay features focus on increased sustainability
While the initial version features basics of precision farming technology like soil sampling, variable rate applications and economic analysis, the focus of the new DLC for Farming Simulator 22 will go further. Advanced precision farming technologies will be implemented to increase the sustainability of virtual farms through the use of optical sensors. Allowing a reduced application of herbicides as well as organic and mineral fertilizers - lowering the environmental footprint just like on real fields.
New partners help to improve modern farming knowledge
Set out to improve the knowledge of modern agricultural technology in the society, the project started in cooperation with the University of Hohenheim (Germany), the University of Reading (Great Britain), and Grupo AN, the largest cereal cooperative in Spain. This year, the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research from the Polish Academy of Sciences joined the project to promote the technology among young farmers in Eastern Europe.
“The cooperation between all partners has been fantastic and the DLC exceeded my expectations by far”, comments Thomas Engel, project leader at John Deere, regarding the first year of the project. Thomas Frey, Creative Director at GIANTS Software, adds: “We’re excited about the continuation of the project and the opportunity to take part in this important undertaking to emphasize the benefits of sustainable farming technologies.”
Free DLC releases next Spring
While GIANTS Software is currently focused on the upcoming release of Farming Simulator 22 on November 22nd, the new version of the Precision Farming DLC is scheduled to release the following Spring of 2022. More info about the project will be shared at GIANTS Software’s annual event FarmCon on July 21st, streamed on the official Twitch channel from July 21st to July 23rd.
All features of the initial version will be included in the new DLC. Owners of Farming Simulator 22 on PC, Mac, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One will be able to download the DLC for free.