The creator of the popular simulated farming game Stardew Valley recently announced he would be organizing the first-ever Stardew Valley Cup. According to game developer Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone, $40,000 will be awarded to the tournament’s official winners.
“I’m pleased to announce the 1st official Stardew Valley Cup!” Barone said on Twitter. “It’s a competition of skill, knowledge, and teamwork, with a prize pool of over $40k.”
The Stardew Valley tournament is scheduled to take place on September 4th. The event, which will be hosted by Barone and Zach “UnsurpassableZ” Hartman, will be broadcast on Twitch and YouTube.
Stardew Valley is a simulation role-playing game that was released in 2016. It challenges players to maintain and improve a dilapidated farm that the user virtually inherits from their grandfather in the game.
The Profit‘s Take:
It’s crazy to think that if the prize pool were $40 million instead of $40,000, then we would undoubtedly call this an esport and acknowledge it as an esports competition. Stardew Valley and Fortnite have equal competitive skill caps in my opinion. I love this though.