After being forced to shift to an online format due to the Covid-19 pandemic, events for the Farming Simulator League will once again be held in-person.
The first of these real-world events is set to take place between the 14th and the 15th of August in the GIANTS Studio of the German GIANTS Software branch in Erlangen, Germany. This will be the final round of the third season’s eighth tournament and it will see teams fight face-to-face for prizes and ranking points. Following this, another knockout tournament will also be held between the 11th and the 12th of September, which will be hosted in the production hall of Rudolf Hörmann GmbH & Co. in Buchloe, Germany,
Both the final round of the FSL in August, and the tournament in September, will be live-streamed on GIANTS Software’s Twitch and YouTube channels.
The FSL’s return to offline competition comes almost ten months after the league’s last in-person event, the season two finals held in September 2020. Events since then have been conducted online in order to comply with social distancing restrictions.
The Farming Simulator League was introduced in 2019 to provide a competitive league for GIANTS Software’s popular simulation game. The league runs in a round-robin format, with the standings deciding seeding for a finals tournament in which the winner is crowned. Most teams in the league are owned by companies in the agriculture industry, such as Hörmann & Co, John Deere, and Lindner.