ConcernedApe, author of farm sim megahit Stardew Valley, published first Stardew Valley Cup. The contest, created in partnership with the Stardew Valley Twitch streamer UnsurpassableZ, will take place at 9 a.m. PT on September 4 and have a prize pool of over $40,000. Four teams of four players will compete in a variety of farming challenges in the game to see who will take home the Trophy.
The contest takes place later Stardew ValleyA massive multiplayer update, allowing players to build the same farm together, as well as news that the game is coming to Xbox Game Pass this fall.
Associate with @UnsurpassableZ, I’m excited to announce the first official Stardew Valley Cup! It’s a competition of skill, knowledge, and teamwork, with a total prize pool of over $40k. See some of Stardew’s most dedicated players in their element! Main event is 9am PST September 4 pic.twitter.com/qtDW5e5LvD
& mdash; ConcernedApe (@ConcernedApe) August 21, 2021
While ConcernedApe’s video announcing the competition doesn’t say exactly what the challenges will be, he does mention that the Cup will test the players’ “skill, knowledge and teamwork” selected.
Later, UnsurpassableZ took to its own YouTube channel to explain the Cup in more detail. He says the challenges will explore “all parts of the Stardew Valley, ” And each point will have a different value based on its difficulty. At the end of the competition, the team with the most points wins. Challenges include a series of tasks such as cooking a dish, catching 20 different fish and reaching level 10 a skill.
The creation of a contest related to Stardew Valley is an odd choice, as the game is clearly designed to be relaxing. Like many simulation games, it has an end goal, but most of the game is simply about building your farm however you see fit, taking care of your crops and pets and making friends. with local people. Involving competition in the game seems to go against its design philosophy, but that hasn’t stopped many streamers and Cup-related personalities from trying to hit a world record or run. Perfect in the game.