leipzig. RB Leipzig fans, players and sponsors have been waiting for their first title for years. Now the Red Bulls have finally pulled it off and claimed the championship title in the Bundesliga, at least on console. What is still a long way off on the real court was demonstrated by Red Bulls bettors on the virtual court on Sunday. In an exciting playoff tournament, RBLZ Gaming prevailed against all the competition and won the championship trophy in the final against St. Pauli in the evening.
Although the Leipzig “Rebelz” dragged themselves out of the group stage with a loss and great early difficulties, they came close to reaching the final. All eyes were on Umut Gültekin and Anders Vejrgang. The first is 19 years old, he is considered a constant in the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL), he already won the champion title in singles last season and was named e-footballer of the year by “Kicker” magazine.
Vejrgang, on the other hand, was not allowed to participate in the big tournaments at the time, because the Dane was only the required 16 years old since January. But that didn’t stop the gaming prodigy from tearing up his competition using every trick of the trade on Sunday. In the final, Vejrgang defeated Paulis Mustafa Cankal 7-0 on Xbox. To put this in perspective: such results are an absolute rarity in soccer simulation at this level, just like on the real ball.
Three rounds are always played, all in the Fifa 22 video game, but on different consoles. While Verjgang dominated the singles on Xbox, Gültekin also won on Playstation 5 (3:1). In doubles, the teams had previously been separated 1-1. By the way, the top scorer in the final was Christopher Nkunku’s video game variant, with which the aces scored four goals, at least at this point, game and reality seem very close together. Perhaps the real bulls can do the same with the help of the French national player, the DFB Cup and the Europa League are waiting.
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