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VBL playoffs: HSV and NEO successful - veterans eliminated

Mass - and if possible with class: Hamburger SV followed this idea in the VBL playoffs on May 15th and 16th. The Rothosen competed with eight players in the tournament - that made even the six-person Hertha BSC delegation appear small. Six of the eight hamburgers survived the Swiss Round, two won a ticket for the VBL Grand Final: Thore 'Thore' Hansen and Niklas 'NHeisen' Heisen. There were almost two more, but Daniel Dwelk and Steffen 'FifaFunino' Pöppe were eliminated in the last round.

The Hertha BSC squad also did well. In the end only Christoph 'chrissi291' Strietzel prevailed, Eren 'ErenPyrz030' Poyraz and Tom 'biss0__23' Bismark had also convinced with their defeatless Swiss Round. Otherwise only Dylan 'DullenMIKE' Neuhausen and Dennis 'denninho' Malcherczyk succeeded in this feat, who did not lose a match during the entire tournament. Neuhausen underlined his favorite role in the playoffs. He wasn't the only successful Nomen Est Omen (NEO) player, teammate Lenard 'xLennyyy' Peters also grabbed one of the 16 Grand Final tickets.

In addition to the aforementioned FIFA professionals, Niklas 'NRaseck7' Raseck and Lukas 'Sakul' Vonderheide advanced as expected. Otherwise there were numerous surprises. For example, it was unexpected that Gian Luca 'GianniFCB79' Rusteberg, Simon 'harter_ Schuss22' Zügel, Louis-René 'louis176' Goddon and Nick 'Nh Panic' Holste stormed into the final. The quartet probably had no one on the list before the tournament started. But when newcomers shine, some veterans usually also drop out.

Out for 'MoAuba' and 'MegaBit'

Missed the Grand Final among others Michael 'MegaBit' Bittner, World Champion Mohammed 'MoAuba' Harkous, Benedikt 'BeneCR7x' Bauer, Kai 'Hensoo' Hense, Hasan 'hasoo19' Eker, Fabian 'Dubzje' De Cae, Timo 'TimoX' Siep , Fabio 'fifabio97' Sabbagh and the two old masters Kai 'deto' Wollin and Benedikt 'SaLz0r' Saltzer. For most of them, it wasn't over until the knockout round.

Champion and runner-up from two years ago, 'MegaBit' and 'MoAuba', were only separated from progress by one victory. Harkous lost 4:11 to 'ANDY' from Eintracht Frankfurt and Bittner lost 4: 6 after extra time against 'Nh Panic' from SpVgg Unterhaching. Accordingly, they will be missing from the Grand Final in early June. There the 16 qualifiers of the VBL Playoffs will meet the 16 players of the best Club Championship teams.

All qualifiers of the VBL playoffs

PlayStation: Gian Luca 'GianniFCB79' Rusteberg, Cihat 'Cihat6161' Korkmaz, Christoph 'xThePunisher-96' Geule, Max Julius' diviners' Gröne, Dennis' denninho 'Malcherczyk, Simon' harter_ Schuss22 'Reins, Thore' Thore 'Hansen, Andreas' ANDY 'Gube

Xbox: Niklas' NRaseck7 'Raseck, Nick' Nh Panic 'Holste, Christoph' chrissi291 'Strietzel, Niklas' NHeisen' Heisen, Dylan 'DullenMIKE' Neuhausen, Lukas' Sakul 'Vonderheide, Louis-René' louis176 'Goddon, Lenard' xLennyyy 'Peters

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