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SV Darmstadt 98 presents new eSport squad

SV Darmstadt 98 starts the VBL 2020 season with ambitious goals, and for the first time in the club's history, the club wants to enter the play-offs. To achieve this goal, the club has strengthened its team with two new players.

With Yannick 'Gotzery' de Groot, Tolunay 'Tolush_10' Arikan and Mario 'MMAYO' Reubold, the club provides three professional gamers squad of the new VBL season. Yannick de Groot is going into his second season with the Hessians. Last year, however, the team only managed a disappointing 17th place. To reach the playoffs' ambitious goal this year, the newcomers Tolunay Arikan and Mario Reubold will help. For this, the Darmstadt team wants to reach at least 10th place in the south-east division of VBL.

The profile of the newcomers could not be more different. While Tolush is an unknown gamer, MMAYO is an internationally well-known gamer. The 23-year-old has been regularly taking part in national and international tournaments since 2016. However, he has not yet been able to win a major title.

Regionality is a particular focus

But there is one thing that unites all three members of the squad. They all come from the region around Darmstadt and are ardent supporters of Darmstadt 98. Especially MMAYO and Tolush are connected to the club. Both were members of different youth teams of Darmstadt 98. But they're still in real football. They will make their debut in virtual football on 11 November, when facing one of the title favourites from Leipzig.