FIFA players

Tim 'Tim Latka' Schwartmann

Tim Schwartmann’s rise to prominence is a fairytale story. Born in Gladbeck in the Ruhr, Schwartmann was just five years old when he experienced the Nordkurve for the first time. The now 19-year-old attends almost every home game and, since the age of 16, he regularly travels to away games to support his beloved Royal Blues.

In 2016, Tim won the S04 Knappencup, showcasing his abilities in front of 100,000 visitors at the esport youth tournament at the annual Schalke Day. Since then, Tim has donned Schalke’s Royal Blue on the virtual stage. Nowadays, it’s normal to hear his name mentioned in conversation alongside the best players in the world.

On his YouTube channel, Tim regularly posts FIFA videos that are enjoyed by more than 160,000 fans.

I do my utmost to dignify Schalke - nationally and internationally. Be it through the support in the stadium or just by mating with others in FIFA.

Tim 'Tim Latka' Schwartmann

Lukas 'Idealz' Schmandt

In 2015, Lukas Schmandt started a business course at the Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. To finance his studies, he had to work at a bowling alley near Frankfurt three times a week. Today, however, the 21-year-old is among Germany’s biggest FIFA talents and is living his dream, playing professionally for Schalke.

Lukas has now officially made a name for himself on the esports’ scene and has been able to swap lecture halls and bowling alleys for the virtual pitch. The defensive specialist is better known by his nickname “Idealz” and trains for hours every day to prepare for tournaments as best as possible.

Lukas stepped into the esports spotlight in 2015 when he won the second cup of the ESLM Winter Season. In the same year, the 21-year-old also shone at the PlayStation Masters with some outstanding performances.

I've been playing FIFA since 2005. I've always dreamed of playing at the top.

Lukas 'Idealz' Schmandt