Stardew Valley is getting its own cash prize esports tournament

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Stardew Valley is getting its own cash prize esports tournament

Stardew Valley, a massively popular 2D game often compared to Minecraft, will get its first-ever esports event with a cash prize in early September. The upcoming competition was announced by the game’s creator ConcernedApe, on Twitter, where he notes there’ll be a $40,000 prize pool to separate among the winners.

The upcoming esports event will be called The Stardew Valley Cup, which will revolve around teamwork, the talents involved within the game, and knowledge of establishing your digital farm expertly. The event is being launched in conjunction with “Unsurpassable Z” who shared a video detailing the tournament:

The esports event will involve the highest content creators who play the sport and speedrunners who have mastered the farming simulator. Consistent with the video from Unsurpassable Z, the Stardew Valley Cup will feature multiple teams that will face multiple challenges.

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More than 100 challenges are assembled; the players will start on their beach farm, getting points for every completed challenge. The points will be awarded supported challenge difficulty, with examples including five points for giving foraged items to NPCs, all the thanks to 25 points for giving a present to a beloved during the winter star in-game event.

The tournament are going to be hosted by Unsurpassable Z on Twitch alongside ConcernedApe. The prize cash comes straight from ConcernedApe, giving the winners $28,000 and, therefore, the remaining funds to subsequent few teams with the top points. The competition will start on September 4 at 9 AM PT / Noon ET.

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