The VfL Wolfsburg E-Sport squad for the upcoming FIFA season has been finalised. Benedikt Saltzer will continue to represent the Wolves for another year, but Timo Siep has opted for a change of scenery after three years at the club and will leave VfL.
"One of the most well-known figures on the scene"
"I'm delighted that Benedikt will remain with us and I wish Timo all the best for his future," said VfL Managing Director Michael Meeske. "Both players contributed a great deal to the development of E-Sport at VfL over the past few years. We've celebrated a number of successes together and made E-Sport an important component of VfL Wolfsburg. Even before being nominated as a coach for the German Football Federation (DFB), Benedikt was one of the most well-known figures on the scene. I'm therefore all the happier that he'll continue to wear the Wolfsburg jersey in future."
"An unforgettable time"
VfL enjoyed several E-Sport triumphs together with Timo 'TimoX' Siep. His top-four finishes at the FIFA eWorld Cup 2017 and FUT Champions Cup 2017, as well as his runners-up medal at the ESL Championship 2018, are just a selection of the highlights.
"I'm incredibly grateful to VfL Wolfsburg for the opportunity to be a professional player at a Bundesliga club," said Siep, whose Cologne Cup victory at this year's Gamescom at the end of August provided a fitting farewell to his time with the Wolves. "I've developed both as a player and as a person here. VfL has played a major role in making me the player I am today. We experienced and achieved a great deal together and I'm proud to have been part of this team. I wish the Wolves all the best and am thankful for such an unforgettable time."
"Proud to have been here since the beginning"
As such, the team for the new season now comprises Saltzer, Benedikt Bauer and Dylan Neuhausen, giving VfL a strong and – above all – highly promising E-Sport ensemble. "I'm really happy to continue wearing the Green-and-White shirt and I'm especially looking forward to playing alongside Benedikt and Dylan," said Saltzer.
"I consider myself an experienced player who can definitely pass on a lot to the boys. Obviously I'm sad that Timo's leaving VfL. We had a wonderful time together over the past few years and I wish him all the best going forward. I'm sure our paths will cross again at one or two events. I'm now going into my fifth year at VfL and it still makes me proud to have been here since the club first got involved in E-Sport."