#B04eSports players end VBL season in third place

In the last match of the Club Championship of the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) the #B04eSports players drew 4-4 with Eintracht Frankfurt but easily qualified for the finals – and achieved a strong finishing position.

The #B04eSports players reward for an impressive season is a place in the VBL finals. After last season (position 18, 73 points) new signing Kai 'Deto' Wollin and Fabian 'B04_DUBZJE' da Cae have moved up 15 places and then the season on 110 points in third place. That means the #B04eSports players have qualified for the Grand Final to be played at 'Dock.One' in Cologne on 28 and 29 March.

The format is as follows: The first six teams (6 players per console) in the VBL automatically qualify for the final. Positions 7 to 16 (10 players per console) of the VBL and a total of 108 qualifiers from the open FIFA 20 tournament (54 players per console) can now qualify for 12 places in the Grand Final in the forthcoming play-offs. The winner of the final can look forward to the title of Champion of Germany and prize-money to the value of €45,000.

"A great season"

Florian Dederichs, head of internationalisation & eSports at Bayer 04, is delighted with the achievement of the #B04eSports players: "The lads have had a great season. We have improved enormously in comparison to last season and the reward is qualifying for the Grand Final. We congratulate Werder Bremen on winning the Germany Championships once again." And the #B04eSports players are satisfied with their displays. "My one-on-one performances this season were much more impressive than last season," said a happy ‘B04_DUBZJE’. ‘Deto’ added: "We're happy we have improved so much and been able to finish in a great third place. That makes us want more!"

4-4 in last game

The final VBL match of the season on Wednesday night against Eintracht Frankfurt ended 4-4. First game for the third-placed Black and Reds was played by Kai 'Deto' Wollin on the PS4 against his Frankfurt opponents Andreas 'Andy' Gube. 'Deto' made the better start and took the lead through Kevin Volland on 13 minutes with Bas Dost, controlled by 'Andy', equalising on 76 minutes. There were no more goals and both players secured the first point of the night.

In the second game, ‘B04_DUBZJE’ de Cae again showed what he could do on the XBOX. Against Maik 'Sn0wGoogles' Kubitzki, the #B04eSports player did not give anything away and ended up on top with a 3-0 victory with a goal from Kevin Volland and a brace from Paulinho. "If you look at the 90 minutes then it was a deserved victory. My opponent did have the chance of scoring one or two goals but was then too hasty finishing," said 'B04_DUBZJE' after the game.

The final two-on-two clash ended in a 3-1 defeat for the #B04eSports players with Kai Havertz controlled by ‘B04-DUBZJE’ netting the consolation goal. 'Deto' complained about the outcome of the match at the end of the game: "Fabi and I communicated well, got into the game and created some dangerous situations. Then we either made the wrong decision or had no luck in the typical 50/50 situations. Overall, we were very unlucky to lose the game."

Qualifier for the FUT Champions Cup

The #B04eSports players are back in action on Saturday albeit in a different tournament: In a two-day qualifying tournament, was all about taking part in the FUT Champions Cup Stage V, which is to be played from 3 to 5 April.



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