VfL Wolfsburg gets active in E-Sport
Since May 2015 VfL Wolfsburg have been the first Bundesliga club to make a commitment to electronic sports. In Benedikt "SaLz0r" Saltzer, the Wolves have long had one of the most famous faces in the FIFA scene in their ranks, and he now also has the role of e-national team coach. Benedikt "BENECR7x" Bauer, who comes from Bavaria, also represents the Green-and-Whites out on the virtual pitches. Scouted in the Wolves E-Academy in 2018 and signed as an up-and-coming youngster, Bauer successfully stepped up to the professional squad and made a name for himself both nationally and internationally with some impressive performances. The team is completed by Timo "TimoX" Siep, who sported the Wolves jersey with great success between 2016 and 2019, and is now returning after a year's absence.
The club’s commitment to E-Sport was generally expanded at the turn of the year. And VfL Wolfsburg intends to extend their efforts further still. The team from the agency STARK eSports, with whom the Wolves have agreed upon a one-year cooperation, also have the know-how on their side.
For VfL Wolfsburg, this is not the club’s first contact with the gaming scene. Back in November 2013, together with EA SPORTS, a tournament in the Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) was hosted in the Volkswagen Arena and in the VfL-FußballWelt, thanks to a cooperation with the manufacturers, there are game consoles available for the use of interested visitors.