ConcernedApe, the creator of farming sim megahit Stardew Valley, has introduced the primary Stardew Valley Cup. The competitors, created in partnership with distinguished Stardew Valley Twitch streamer UnsurpassableZ, will happen at 9 a.m. PT on September 4 and can function a prize pool of over $40,000. 4 groups of 4 gamers will compete in a wide range of in-game farming challenges to see who will take dwelling the Cup.
The competitors comes on the heels of Stardew Valley‘s big multiplayer update, which permits gamers to construct the identical farm collectively, in addition to the information that the sport might be coming to Xbox Game Pass someday this fall.
In collaboration with @UnsurpassableZ, I'm happy to announce the first official Stardew Valley Cup! It's a contest of talent, information, and teamwork, with a prize pool of over $40k. See a few of Stardew's most devoted gamers of their aspect! Important occasion is Sept. 4th 9am PST pic.twitter.com/qtDW5e5LvD
— ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) August 21, 2021
Whereas ConcernedApe’s video saying the competitors didn’t say precisely what the challenges might be, he mentions that the Cup will check the chosen gamers’ “talent, information, and teamwork.”
UnsurpassableZ later took to his personal YouTube channel to clarify the Cup in additional element. He mentioned that the challenges will discover “all components of Stardew Valley,” and every might be value a unique quantity of factors primarily based on its issue. On the finish of the competitors, the staff with probably the most factors wins. The challenges embrace an enormous number of duties like cooking a dish, catching 20 completely different fish, and reaching stage 10 in a talent.
The creation of a contest involving Stardew Valley is an odd alternative, as the sport is explicitly designed to be enjoyable. Like many simulation video games, it has an eventual goal, however a lot of the recreation entails merely build up your farm the way in which you see match, tending to your crops and animals, and befriending the locals. To contain competitors within the recreation appears to run counter to its design philosophy, however that hasn’t stopped most of the streamers and personalities concerned within the Cup from making an attempt world information or excellent runs within the recreation.