SIGN UP LOG IN
 

FSL: Agricultural simulator goes eSport at FarmCon 2019

Published by

July 21, 2019 7:27 pm

FSL: Agricultural simulator goes eSport at FarmCon 2019

One can only speculate about the fascinating success of the Farming Simulator anyway. What the Agricultural Simulator 19 has achieved, industry experts probably didn’t think possible. The game has been released for PC/Mac, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For a long time one of the best-selling games in Germany, the LS19 still ranks high in the charts six months after its release. But what the recipe for success is, it should not be speculated about at this point. Rather, the simulation game developed by Giants Software and published by Focus Home Interactive now surprises with another facet: eSport.

The FSL at FarmCon 19

The Farming Simulator League 2019-2020 (FSL) is set to kick off at FarmCon 19, which is typically held at the technology centre of the major agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS in Harsewinkel, Germany. The start of the series heralds the first season of the League with the first tournaments. The FarmCon and the LS19 competitions will take place on July 27th and 28th. On this first tournament prizes with a total value of 11.000 Euro will be awarded to the winning teams. Community teams will compete against official squads sponsored by the manufacturer.

FSL Game Mode

For the eSports version of the Farming Simulator, Giants Software has come up with its own rules. Two teams (red and blue) compete against each other in the 15-minute matches. Each team consists of three players. One of them is named Captain. A match is divided into several phases.

First, the team is set up, then the ban phase follows. The two captains decide which vehicles will not be available for the match. If all bans are set, the vehicle selection follows. Each player selects a vehicle one after the other (each is only available once). The teams should take care to occupy both combine harvesters (Harvester) and hay presses (Balers). Each vehicle has its own characteristics and advantages.

Finally, the captains choose their two Power Plays. These are different game modifications or team characteristics that give an individual boost. Then the game begins.

This is how a match works

The goal of a match is to score the most points with your team. For this, hay must be harvested from a field. In order for a sporting competition to take place, an extra match card was designed. This mirrored area consists of 5 different zones. Even if everyone acts on his side, you have the opposing team in view all the time. This is also necessary because some elements run synchronously (more about this later).

The first area is the spawning zone. Here each team has 10 seconds to get on a drivable vehicle quickly. Here the team members can also change their vehicles, but this happens on foot – the teleport is deactivated here. Motorized they then enter the Part Zone as quickly as possible.

This second zone is mirrored again on both sides of the team. The agricultural machines necessary for the match are available on 8 pedestals. However, the sockets are synchronized. As soon as a vehicle has been boarded on one side, the green light changes to the red light and the device is blocked for the opposing team. So there’s a hurry here. With this selection it is possible to win the match in a Quick Run: If a team grabs all harvesters and hay presses, the round is decided.

The actual match takes place on the field zone. Here it is now a matter of harvesting the corn as quickly as possible with the vehicles that have been grabbed and bringing it to the fourth, the drop zone. There it can either be delivered directly for 10 points or via a treadmill, the latter increases the point multiplier. This is, by the way, a soft play element, it rises in the course of the match and increases the speed of the treadmill.

If a team manages to reach the highest level, the opponent’s treadmill suffers a defect and has to be repaired with further charges. Important for the delivery of the grain are the two bridges leading to the drop zone. These are raised and lowered synchronously by both teams. Here, too, you have to be fast to avoid traffic jams.

About the end of the first half, two power-ups appear in the form of drones floating above the field. Whoever reaches the drone first decides to boost either wheat or hay bales. The modification then applies to both teams.

The last possibility to increase the multiplier is the fifth zone. The small village next door contains a silo, where the grain can also be unloaded. By the way, the first delivery of grain from the fastest team will be rewarded with a double point bonus.

More News

E-Sports: BIG fails early in Berlin

E-Sports: BIG fails early in Berlin

The Berlin Counter-Strike team BIG has to admit defeat early. They bid North farewell at the Minor Tournament. Sprout is…

Jockeys rebel against the 20 million hole in horse betting

Jockeys rebel against the 20 million hole in horse betting

The horse race in Royal Ascot attracts many noble celebrities. But the British betting business is shrinking. Now trainers and…

E-Sport News: G2 eSports is in Worlds Final

E-Sport News: G2 eSports is in Worlds Final

After the second semi-final, is before the final. Next Sunday, the two strongest teams in the world will meet. For…

GTA Online gives 1 million GTA$ free of charge for the anniversary

GTA Online gives 1 million GTA$ free of charge for the anniversary

For the 6th anniversary of the online shooter GTA Online, Rockstar Games is once again very generous. All players will…

Interview with Team Liquid Co-CEO

Interview with Team Liquid Co-CEO

Team Liquid had a strong start into the MSI 2019 but then dropped a bit again. Co-CEO Steve Arhancet talks…

Austrian wins 3 million at Fortnite World Cup

Austrian wins 3 million at Fortnite World Cup

David "aqua" Wang is going home after this weekend as a millionaire. The 17-year-old Austrian won the World Champion title…

Team BIG misses ESL One Cologne

Team BIG misses ESL One Cologne

After the surprise success of the underdogs last year, hopes were high. Nevertheless, BIG had to retire from the ESL…

Las Vegas: GVC receives preliminary license in Nevada

Las Vegas: GVC receives preliminary license in Nevada

The Gaming Control Board gave GVC Holdings Plc. the green light for a sports betting license in the US state.…

White Russian succeeds in the historical

White Russian succeeds in the historical

Mikalaj Pobal from Belarus wins the Main Event at the EPT in Prague. He is the first man to have…

Online casino or Real casino: where do stars feel particularly at home?

Online casino or Real casino: where do stars feel particularly at home?

In the past, there was only a casino for everyone who wanted to play slots for winnings. Today, in times…

Gamescom 2019: The most important eSport events at a glance

Gamescom 2019: The most important eSport events at a glance

The gamescom in Cologne is not only one of the world's largest games fairs, but also the venue for a…

Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash! -

Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash! - "They're flying too low"

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is dead. The 41-year-old died in a helicopter crash. This was announced Sunday night. According to…

PUBG News: PUBG Mobile India Tour 2019 prize pool unveiled!
PUBG News: PUBG Mobile India Tour 2019 prize pool unveiled!

A series of PUBG Mobile Esports tournaments will be organized at different levels to promote the mobile gaming community. Recently,…

LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality
LEC: G2-Roleswap, Misfits course change and fresh wind for Vitality

LEC title defender G2 Esports wants to become even more successful with the next role swap. Misfits Gaming has changed…

Partypoker KO Series goes into the next round with $10 million guarantee
Partypoker KO Series goes into the next round with $10 million guarantee

From 2nd to 16th February the KO Series returns to partypoker. The prize money guarantee for the 230 tournaments will…

GTA Casino: These tricks will secure your jackpot in GTA Online
GTA Casino: These tricks will secure your jackpot in GTA Online

The virtual playground "GTA Casino" offers numerous possibilities to increase your wealth. But only the best make it to the…

Next title! Nicolas99fc dominates the FIFA world
Next title! Nicolas99fc dominates the FIFA world

Nicolas "nicolas99fc" Villalba dominated the FIFA 19 Global Series Playoffs in Berlin as the world number one. On Playstation 4,…

Online Poker: Pennsylvania gives the green light
Online Poker: Pennsylvania gives the green light

From 15 July, online poker will be allowed in the US state of Pennsylvania. PokerStars, 888 and partypoker are in…

Fortnite: The way it's going to be after the World Cup
Fortnite: The way it's going to be after the World Cup

After the Fortnite World Championship is over and the Season X has officially started, it is time to take a…

PokerStars: with only €22 to Mammoth €200K GTD
PokerStars: with only €22 to Mammoth €200K GTD

The €150 Mammoth of the Irish Poker Series (IPS) will bring €200,000 in guaranteed prize money to Dublin at the…

Fairspin players have won almost USD 7 million in 2019
Fairspin players have won almost USD 7 million in 2019

Online casinos have been around almost as long as the Internet itself, and a growing number of them now use…

Regulation of the online betting and gaming market
Regulation of the online betting and gaming market

The gaming industry is bringing more and more games onto the market every year that impress players worldwide. But it's…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!