12 May 2019 – Michael “MegaBit” Bittner is the 2019 German eFootball Champion. The 20-year-old, playing for SV Werder Bremen, secured the title at the VBL Grand Final at the conclusion of this year’s season of the TAG Heuer Virtual Bundesliga hosted by the DFL and EA Sports. After hundreds of thousands of FIFA 19 matches in the VBL Club Championship, the VBL Open and the VBL Playoffs, the 24 best individual players from Germany had qualified for the Grand Final. On Saturday and Sunday, they finally played off for the title. On Sunday, Andreas Heyden, CEO of the DFL subsidiary DFL Digital Sports, presented the VBL Champion’s trophy at the Westhafen Event & Convention Center in Berlin.
Thus what was already the seventh season of the VBL has now come to an end in Berlin. The platform was launched back in 2012 by the DFL and EA SPORTS. At the time, the VBL was the first eFootball competition for a professional league to be directly integrated into the EA SPORTS FIFA game series. Since its introduction, the VBL has enjoyed great popularity with lately more than 120,000 participants in Germany alone.
SV Werder Bremen already became the first German eFootball Club Champion in March. The residents of the Hanseatic city triumphed in the VBL Club Championship team competition that was recently founded by the DFL and EA SPORTS. The competition is open to clubs from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 and has been running since the start of this season.