In an article recently published by Abendzeitung, it has been announced that Mats Hummels will appear on ProSieben’s television show “Beginner vs. Winner” (“Beginner gegen Gewinner”), where professional athletes compete against professional gamers on Fifa 18.
The Bayern Munich defender will face the Vice World Champion of FIFA 18, Kai “deto” Wollin, on 28 April. Competitive on the pitch, Hummels will have to channel his inner gamer as a “beginner” competing against the professionals. The German international will, however, get a bit of help: he will have his choice of three handicaps that weaken Wollin and work in his favour.
Of course, there is good incentive for Hummels to win: the match is taking place in the name of a good cause, each celebrity win against a professional gamer will increase the jackpot and the sum donated towards the charity Red Nose Day. The money raised will go towards projects and institutions that support socially disadvantaged children.