DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

“Bundesliga Home Challenge” enters second round

1 April 2020 – “Bundesliga Home Challenge”, the eFootball tournament organised by DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, is entering the next round. After a successful kick-off with last weekend the field of participants is extended by Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfL Bochum 1848 and VfL Wolfsburg joining the competition. Therefore the number of Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 clubs participating next Saturday and Sunday will rise to 29. Deniz Aytekin and Daniel Schlager are also joining the challenge as a team of Bundesliga referees.

The draw for the second matchday was as follows:

The streams will start on Saturday and Sunday (4th and 5th April 2020) each at 3:30 p.m. CET on the following channels:

All teams will ordinarily comprise two members, with at least one professional footballer from the Bundesliga or Bundesliga 2 putting his console skills to the test for each club. The second team member will be an employee of the club or involved with it in some way.

Participating clubs and players

  • 1. FSV Mainz 05: Florian Müller / Julian Greis
  • 1. FC Köln: Rafael Czichos / Tim „The Strxnger“ Katnawatos
  • 1. FC Nürnberg: Tim Handwerker / Felix Schimmel
  • 1. FC Union Berlin: Keven Schlotterbeck / Julius Kade
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Wendell / Kai Wollin
  • Borussia Dortmund: Achraf Hakimi / Erné Embeli
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach: Jonas Hofmann / Yannik „Jeffry 95“ Reiners
  • DSC Arminia Bielefeld: Andreas Voglsammer / Marcel Hartel
  • Eintracht Frankfurt: Nils Stendera / Andreas Gube
  • FC Augsburg: Marco Richter / Yannic Bederke
  • FC Schalke 04: Nassim Boujellab / Tim „Tim_Latka“ Schwartmann
  • FC St. Pauli: Luca Zander / Tom „FCSP Tom“ Köst
  • Hamburger SV: Sonny Kittel / Leon Krasniqi
  • Hannover 96: Julian Korb / Marcel Deutscher
  • Hertha BSC: Maximilian Mittelstädt / Elias Nerlich
  • Holstein Kiel: Dominik Schmidt / Cihat Kormaz
  • RB Leipzig: Nordi Mukiele / Moritz Mäde
  • SC Freiburg: Mark Flekken / Nico Schlotterbeck
  • SC Paderborn 07: Rifet Kapic / Lucas Fiedler
  • SG Dynamo Dresden: Justin Löwe / Marcel Gramann
  • SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Timothy Tillman / Fabio Sabbagh
  • SSV Jahn Regensburg: Tom Baack / Federico Palacios
  • SV Darmstadt 98: Felix Platte / Yannick de Groot
  • SV Wehen Wiesbaden: Sascha „M_0cki“ Mockenhaupt / Simon „Bremo“ Döring
  • SV Werder Bremen: Davie Selke / Erhan „Dr. Erhano“ Kayman
  • TSG Hoffenheim: Munas Dabbur / Marcel Schwarz
  • VfL Bochum 1848: Vitaly Janelt / Jan-Luca „Bassinho“ Bass
  • VfB Stuttgart: Atakan Karazor / Burak May
  • VfL Wolfsburg: Lino Kasten / Benedikt „Salz0r“ Saltzer
  • Schiedsrichter-Team: Deniz Aytekin / Daniel Schlager

About „Bundesliga Home Challenge“.

The game is played in the football simulation FIFA 20 by EA SPORTS exlusively on PlayStation 4 in the “85 mode“. This mode guarantees that all teams have the same player rating of 85, so all teams have the same chance of winning. One game lasts about 25 minutes, two games per match are played individually. The “Bundesliga Home Challenge” will also be extended by two further rounds after the coming weekend (11./12.04. and 18./19.04.)

The “Bundesliga Home Challenge” is not included in any official sporting classification. The Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), an eFootball competition organized by the DFL since 2012, on the other hand is taking a break. The VBL Grand Final as the final tournament of the Virtual Bundesliga season has been postponed due to the current spread of the corona virus.

Review

During the premiere weekend (28/29 March) – in addition to numerous eFootball professionals – the following Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga players competed in the “Bundesliga Home Challenge”:

Bundesliga

Nassim Boujellab (FC Schalke 04), Daniel Brosinski (1. FSV Mainz 05), Rafael Czichos (1. FC Köln), Munas Dabbur (TSG Hoffenheim), Maximilian Eggestein (SV Werder Bremen), Mark Flekken und Nico Schlotterbeck (Sport-Club Freiburg) Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund), Rifet Kapic und Lucas Fiedler (SC Paderborn 07) Maximilian Mittelstädt (Hertha BSC), Nordi Mukiele (RB Leipzig), Marco Richter (FC Augsburg), Keven Schlotterbeck und Julius Kade (1. FC Union Berlin), Adrian Stanilewicz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) und Nils Stendera (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Bundesliga 2

Baris Atik und Marco Terrazino (beide SG Dynamo Dresden), Tom Baack und Federico Palacios (SSV Jahn Regensburg), Tim Handwerker und Felix Schimmer (1. FC Nürnberg), Marcel Hartel und Andreas Voglsammer (DSC Arminia Bielefeld), Jannes Horn (Hannover 96), Atakan Karazor (VfB Stuttgart), Sonny Kittel (Hamburger SV), Marcin Knoll und Luca Zander (FC St. Pauli)  Felix Platte (SV Darmstadt 98), Dominik Schmidt (Holstein Kiel) und Timothy Tillman (SpVgg Greuther Fürth).