Stardew Valley’s creator Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone tweeted that the game will be hosting its first ever tournament on September 4, 2021. It was also announced that the tournament will be having a prize pool of $ 40,000.
Competitors will be competing for points and have to complete over “100 different challenges” which will be exploring all that Stardew Valley has to offer. These challenges can be tackled in any order. Based on the difficulty levels of the challenges, players will be getting points for accomplishing them.
UnsurpassableZ's Stardew Valley Cup Announcement
The main event of the Stardew Valley Cup will be kicking off on September 4, 2021 at 5 PM BST/12 PM EDT/9 AM PDT. Both ConcernedApe and UnsurpassableZ will be providing live commentary throughout the event. And players, who are not participating, can enjoy the livestream. The entire event and the live commentary will be streamed from UnsurpassableZ’s Twitch channel.
While it is still not know when, if at all, the next such tournament will happen in Stardew Valley, we can expect some competitive farming for the present tournament. With such a huge prize pool up for grabs, we can rest assured that competition is going to be very tough! The success of the present event, however, will set the course for any such future events.
Stardew Valley is a farming simulation RPG that was developed and published by a single person, Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. The game, released in 2016, is heavily inspired by the Harvest Moon video games. It allows players to farm their lands, grow crops and livestock, socialize and complete quests in an open world. The game is available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation® Vita, PlayStation® 4, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS.