'Timasy' and 'Venomenyce' compete for Germany
by Christian Bellinger/Alexander Maier
129 players took part in the German qualifiers last Thursday - in the end Martin 'Venomenyce' Perenz and Tim 'Timasy' Hess secured their tickets to the playoffs of the 2020 IIHF Esports Fan Championship.
We can look forward to what should be a strong German team offensively. PlayStation 4 qualifier 'Timasy', for example, scored 45 goals in six games. After a walk-through in the first round he underlined his ambitions with an 8:2 win over 'Cologne_Buschi', afterwards he defeated 'newday050' 9:2. The round of sixteen turned out to be the most exciting game in the tournament for 'Timasy', but in the end he deservedly won 9:6 against 'BarriosLucas18'. In the round of the best eight the qualifier winner posted a 5:0 shutout against 'Hustlaboom'. Rounding the qualification out with a 9:3 score against 'Johannes' and then a 5:1 win in the finale against Carsten 'heaventhegreat' Barfuss, 'Timasy' did not let anyone get close on the scoreboard.
The way at the Xbox One national championship was a bit shorter for 'Venomenyce'. He defeated Kevin 'xKevinator' Würterle in the final 3:2, and before that he beat '8five' (4:1), 'DynamoBerlin' (6:3) and 'Hailight81' (4:2). This brought his total score to 18 goals after four games and earned him the right to represent Germany as its national Xbox champion.
Both players will need to keep their offensive production up for the playoff round: The representatives from neighbouring Switzerland and the great ice hockey nations such as Russia, Sweden and Canada also showed strong performances in their qualifier.. After their victory in the national competition, 'Venomenyce' and 'Timasy' will not only get to represent their home country in an international knockout round for the final of the tournament, but can also look forward to two tickets each for a Germany game at the 2021 Ice Hockey World Championship, 100 euros prize money and a customized IIHF Esports Fan Championship puck.