#B04eSports: VBL opener against HSV and Holstein Kiel

Here we go again: Tuesday evening 15 November marks the start of the fifth season in the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) for the #B04eSports team. The console pros from Leverkusen are once again in the North West division. The opening games in the VBL Club Championship are against Hamburg SV (from 18.00 CET) and then Holstein Kiel (from 19.30 CET). As with last season, all matches involving the Leverkusen eSports players will be broadcast live on the club's Twitch channel.

Marc ‘MARC_LDW23’ Landwehr and Furkan ‘FURKY’ Kayacik will again be on the search for virtual goals for the Black and Reds. The duo are joined this season by the new Bayer 04 eSports talent Mario ‘BULJI’ Lovrinovic. The trio are in action in the opening clash against the Hamburg SV console pros from 18.00 CET. The Red Shorts finished second in the North West division last season.

changes to format and points awarded

This year's VBL campaign will be played exclusively on PlayStation 5 and the format and assessment of the matchdays have also changed: Every meeting will again involve up to three individual players and be played in a best-of-three format. However, individual matches will no longer be awarded points. The club winning after two or three individual games receive three points in the division table with the losing club collecting no points. In the event of a draw after three individual games both clubs will receive one point.

kiel storks to follow

As with last season, the matchday evening in the VBL CC will consist of a double matchday this term. The games against HSV will be followed by the next meeting from 19.30 CET: The Leverkusen eSports players then play Holstein Kiel on matchday two. The Storks ended last season bottom of the table.

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