Tim Reichert: An unforgettable moment

At the members' day on Sunday (30.6.), Chief Gaming Officer Tim Reichert looked back on a successful development in esports. Matthias "GoooL" Winkler, the reigning German champion in Pro Evolution Soccer, made a promise for the upcoming season and FIFA professional Tim "Tim Latka" Schwartmann was challenged by Rabbi Matondo on the virtual pitch.

At the members’ day on Sunday Chief Gaming Officer Tim Reichert looked back over the past season in esports. One moment remained in special memory: Just a few months after their promotion to the League of Legends premier class, the former European League of Legends Championship Series (EU LCS), the miners succeeded in entering the finals of the highest European competition. More than 12,000 spectators followed the finale of the summer season live at the Palacio Vistalegre in Spain’s capital Madrid. Hundreds of thousands of people streamed online to watch the match between FC Schalke 04 Esports and record holder Fnatic. “The final in Madrid is an unforgettable moment in our recent history in esport,” said the Royal Blues’ chief gaming officer, adding: “We are the only football club in the world to participate successfully in the League of Legends top competition by game developer Riot Games. With around 1.6 million people watching our games on a regular basis. We are very proud of the development of the past three years. ”

The Royal Blues have also drawn attention to themselves in the football simulations Pro Evolution Soccer and FIFA : In 2009, Matthias “GoooL” Winkler won his first German Championship. Ten years later he scored another big hit: In March 2019, the 35-year-old secured the German championship in Pro Evolution Soccer for the second time. At the members’ day, the experienced PES professional gave an outlook on the upcoming season: “I want to defend my title under all circumstances. With Mehrab and Mike my strongest rivals are coming from my own team. ”

FIFA professional Tim “Tim Latka” Schwartmann was challenged by the royal blue supporters in a “Beat the Pro” competition – even Schalke winger Rabbi Matondo tried his luck on the virtual pitch against the 19th of the FIFA world ranking. With a notable season Schwartmann qualified successfully for the play-offs for the FIFA eWorld Cup on Friday (5.7.) in Hamburg.