VBL Grand Final: #B04eSports duo game for the title

It's not just the Bundesliga where the champions have been found under special circumstances this year. The effects of the coronavirus pandemic have also led to a reaction in the world of eSports: Electronic Arts (EA) and the DFL have decided to hold this year’s Virtual Bundesliga Grand Final online from 24 to 28 June instead of at a large-scale event in Cologne in March. The #B04eSports duo are also involved in the battle for the title of 'Champions of Germany 2020'.

Kai ‘DETO’ Wollin (PlayStation 4) and Fabian ‘B04_DUBZJE’ de Cae (XBOX ONE) qualified for the finals tournament thanks to impressive performances that saw them end third in the Club Championship. The finals will also be played in the so-called 85 mode this year where all the teams have the playing ability level of 85 and therefore have equal chances. The 24 qualifiers – twelve from the Club Championship, twelve via play-offs – play into groups of six per console. The best four players in a group go through to the Round of 16.

Be on top form

The previous league matchday is now almost four months ago. The anticipation is very, very big. I'm looking forward to finally being able to perform again," said B04_DUBJZE ahead of Wednesday’s start in the group stage on 24 June (from 18.00 CET/live on Twitch: b04eSports). The 22-year-old Xbox player has been drawn in an extremely high quality group on paper: In the group stage, De Cae will be playing against the reigning German champion ‘MEGABIT’ (Bremen), ‘XIMPACT10’ (Fürth) and ‘DULLENMIKE’ (Wolfsburg). "It won't be an easy task," said the Werkself player. "But if I'm able to rediscover my performance levels from the Club Championship then it's very possible to at least get through the group stage."

His counterpart on PlayStation 4 also highlights the quality of the opposition. "All the participants deserve to be here – they're the best players in Germany in the 85 mode," said 'DETO'. "Therefore it depends on who's on top form on the day and is able to produce their best performances."

The Black and Red duo on the consoles do have title ambitions after their impressive performances in the Club Championship. De Cae: "We'd be really happy if one of us can win a title for Leverkusen."

The dates of the VBL Grand Final:

24.06. – Group stage (18.00 CET / live on Twitch: b04esports)

25.06. – Round of 16 & quarter-finals (18.00 CET / live on Twitch: b04esports)

28.06. – Semi-finals & final (12.00 CET / live on ProSieben Maxx)


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