You think the life of a peaceful farmer is slow? Well, it is. But they found a way to make it more of a challenge. Theyre even making it into a competition. The creator of Stardew Valley has announced plans to host their own eSports competition centered around the popular farming game. Introducing the Stardew Valley Cup.
Announced on Twitter by Eric Barone (ConcernedApe), they are collaborating with content creator UnsurpassableZ to host the first official Stardew tournament. Taking place on September 4, four teams will compete to win from a prize pool of over $40k.
There are four teams: Sandy's Candies, Pierree's Cherries, Pam's Yams, and Krobus's Crocuses. Each team will consist of four people from the gaming community, ranging from youtubers to speedrunners. The team will have a limited time to perform a wide variety of challenges, each worth a certain amount of points. For example, harvesting a starfruit is worth 15 points, while obtaining the trash hat is worth 5. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.
UnsurpassableZ has a video expanding on the event and their plans, watchable right here.
Each team has been given two weeks' notice to prepare and devise a strategy. But to keep things exciting, there will be five additional challenges, the details of which will not be revealed until the start of the tournament.
This sound like exactly the kind of light-hearted, fun way to approach gaming. Barone has made a deep, rich game full of things to do. Hosting a tournament based on this sounds like a fantastic way to use his familiarity (and wealth to fund it) in a positive way. We look forward to watching for ourselves.
You can watch the event live at www.twitch.tv/UnsurpassableZ. The event takes place on September 4, at 12 pm ET.
Go Krobus's Crocuses!