Stardew Valley to Host a $40,000 USD Esports Tournament
Stardew Valley creator, Eric Barone revealed that his game is now receiving an official esport event. He announced the Stardew Valley Cup which will put four teams against each other for $40,000 USD on 4th September. Players will be required to complete a wide range of tasks to earn points. The event is being held in collaboration with YouTube content creator, Unsurpassable Z, who covers Stardew Valley content. Unsurpassable Z is a long-time content creator for the game and he detailed what fans can expect from the upcoming Stardew Valley Cup. Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming event.
Stardew Valley Cup will feature 100 challenges
Unsurpassable Z made a video on YouTube talking about the event. He revealed that he has come up with a list of 100 challenges that teams will have to complete in the Stardew Valley Cup. Each challenge that is completed counts towards a certain number of points. The more difficult a challenge is, the more points will be rewarded to the teams. Each of the teams should ideally be completing multiple challenges simultaneously in order to rake in the most points.
Unsurpassable Z revealed that the challenges will vary from basic tasks in the community center to clearing 100 floors of the Skull Cavern. The teams have been granted two weeks each in order to prepare their strategies for the upcoming event. To spice things up, five high-value challenges will be added to the competition that players will have no information about until the day of the event.
With a prize pool of $40,000 USD on the line, the teams are going to get serious about the event. Stardew Valley is a simulation role-playing game that was released in 2016, and it continues to be one of the most popular indie games of the last decade. In five years, the game has sold over 10 million copies and it is coming to the Xbox Game Pass later this year. The game has an 97% “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating on Steam with over 320,000 reviews.