Yes, you read that title right. PC Building Simulator has been officially deepend Esports ready, with the release of the Esports expansion that hit Steam today for US$12.99 (with a 10% off launch discount).
Going from the features list I’ve shared below, it seems that this expansion is quite meaty, and it changes the flow of the game a lot more than you’d suspect from the title alone.
Be the unsung hero of every Esports team – the tech support! Start with a humble team, and rise up the ranks as you juggle demands from players, sponsors and the team manager. Manage the team’s tech budget, put the right sponsor parts in your builds, and try to remain calm when something crucial fails on match day!
Spend the week in the workshop getting your team’s PCs ready. Watch your phone and email like a hawk, as requests now come from multiple places. Earn extra money by completing side jobs for players and your manager. But don’t lose focus on the most important task – making sure the team’s rigs are perfect for match day.
Set up and tweak the team’s PCs in the backstage area, juggling last minute demands from tetchy players while keeping image-conscious sponsors happy. Work fast to complete any last-minute jobs before the stage door opens and it’s almost game-time.
Head through the tunnel into the arena, double checking your WhazzUp messages before you set up your team’s PCs on stage – you don’t want to sit two feuding players right next to each other!
Hang backstage with a coffee while you wait for the match to play out. But don’t relax too much – things can go wrong mid-game, and swift action at half time could save the day for you and your team.
Work with top hardware from real sponsors
The Esports Expansion’s storyline features real sponsors – AMD, ASUS / Republic of Gamers, ASRock, COLORFUL, CORSAIR, EVGA, G.SKILL, HyperX, MSI, NVIDIA, NZXT, Raijintek and Razer.
Build your Reputation
Get your team winning matches and Likes will pour in via LikedIn. Keep it up, and you’ll be offered a promotion, supporting higher profile players, gaining access to bigger budgets and a fancy new workshop. If your players keep getting results, you’ll soon be getting offers from rival teams.