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GIANTS Software Evolves Competitive Farming and Launches Farming Simulator League Season 4

Team-based esports is back on the field
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

GIANTS Software kicks-off Farming Simulator League (FSL) Season 4! Season 3 winners Trelleborg return, with other teams looking to unseat the back-to-back reigning champions. Starting with the first official tournament on the weekend of May 14th to May 15th, monthly online qualifiers will conclude with the World Championship in November 2022. Live-streamed on the FSL Facebook and GIANTS Software Twitch channels, teams from all over the world can participate and compete for the prize pool of 100,000 Euros. 

Compact Season and 100,000€ Prize Pool
All qualifying tournaments in Season 4 are organized monthly as online events, and streamed live via official GIANTS Software channels. Successful teams grab their share from the 100,000 Euros prize pool at each tournament, with the largest portion at stake during the World Championship in November which has the potential to be a face-to-face event.

“We are continuously expanding the Farming Simulator universe and all related aspects, including this popular esports part”, comments Christian Ammann, CEO of GIANTS Software. “Thanks to our Season 4 partners who share the same vision to offer such a unique playground with family-friendly competition.”

GIANTS Software will look to attend other in-person events in the gaming or agricultural business with separate, stand-alone tournaments and additional prize money. 

Season 4 Partners and Teams
Nitrado and Noblechairs as well-known players in the gaming and esports scene, plus profi and DLG, both renowned in the agricultural sector, are official partners of the FSL Season 4. GIANTS Software welcomes their commitment and contribution to realize this next step in the Farming Simulator esports universe. More partners will be announced shortly.  

In Season 4, all participating player teams compete equally in knockout rounds in each tournament, as there are no more seeded teams. Nevertheless, renowned agricultural manufacturers (such as Valtra, Lindner) will sponsor a team to participate in this unique virtual farming experience.

Reworked Free Esports Mode Available 
Developer and publisher GIANTS Software enhanced the gameplay dynamics of its competitive multiplayer mode for Season 4 with an increased harvesting speed and several other tweaks. Teamwork is still the core of the competition, as three players have to coordinate their machine fleet efficiently. After a strategic selection of machines at the beginning, the teams harvest wheat, produce bales and quickly deliver them to the own barn for points.

The free to download Tournament Client is based on Farming Simulator 19 PC version and invites every Farming Simulator fan and esports enthusiast to register and compete. A training mode for newcomers is included. For further information about FSL visit fsl.giants-software.com, the official Farming Simulator website and the GIANTS Software press area.

About GIANTS Software
GIANTS Software is an international video game developer and publisher from Switzerland established in 2004 and known worldwide for creating the popular Farming Simulator series. The team with offices in Switzerland (Zurich), Germany (Erlangen), USA (Chicago) and Czech Republic (Brno) is very committed to maintain close contact to the agricultural industry and to engage with the community. For more information please visit giants-software.com
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.  
 
The group’s publishing, marketing and distribution activities extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner.
 
The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt; publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels. 
 
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - Koch Media has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including; Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
 
With its parent company in Höfen / Austria - and the HQ in Munich / Germany - Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
 
The Koch Media Group owns 10 game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) , Digixart (Montpellier / France), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów  / Poland), Free Radical Design (Nottingham / UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam / the Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
 
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films; a leading European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns leading video game merchandise companies Gaya Entertainment (Munich / Germany) and DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg / USA) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc / Czech Republic.
  
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.

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