Not only do they face every challenge on the lawn, the freekickerz also give their all on the console. This time, the Youtubers compete against a true boss – goalkeeping star Loris Karius. Just this much: you are released for shooting.
Among other things, the FC Liverpool keeper fires at 130 km / h from a ball machine at the boys and in Call of Duty: Warzone with them at virtual snipers. It’s sometimes weird, sometimes blatant and always so funny that even the battered losers have to laugh too. How did this battle come about?
The YouTube channel freekickerz is probably known to every football fan on the Internet. Founder Konstantin Hert, alias “Konzi”, and five buddies, all of them soccer fans and table footballers, dedicate themselves to the art of the ball in front of the camera. The “Challenges” in which the boys compete against top players are particularly popular with the more than 8 million subscribers. A long-awaited, absolute dream candidate for this was Loris Karius , who, like Konzi, comes from Baden-Württemberg.
1. Challenge: penalty shoot-out with obstacles
In the first phase of the challenge, Karius takes on the freekickerz Konzi, Felix and Tim on penalties. A normal penalty would be far too easy, however, so there are nasty little difficulties for everyone – by lot – Karius has to shoot alternately left and right, Konzi has to play with his weak foot, Tim is not allowed to look at goal during his attempts, Felix must aim at the same corner twice in a row.
It shows: Tim, midfield star at FC Palatia Limbach, can hold a candle to professional kicker Loris in the penalty shootout. After round five they are both tied with four hits each. Karius suggests as a duel: He goes into the goal and if he holds Tim’s ball, he gets a ball machine as the winner in the next challenge.
Karius grins. Karius doesn’t need gloves. Karius holds, rather, takes the ball. What exactly was that with the ball machine?
2. Challenge: Three kicker balls in front of the ball cannon
They’re like bunnies with a shotgun, they don’t stand a chance. Konzi, Tim and Felix crowd into the goal, the ball machine is aimed at them. Karius stands behind her and has the fun of his life.
In the first stage he will fire footballs at the three in the box at a speed of 90 km / h and try to hit them. Then the next stage is 110 km / h and finally the balls are shot at 130 km / h at the freekickerz. You have to stay between the goal posts and try to evade. Everyone has three lives, each hit wipes out one. Whoever is left at the end has won the thing.
It hurts. Tim gets the first hit, a ball with 90 km / h on the bottom. It’s not nice. They band together in fear, cling desperately to the posts, jumping, rolling, screaming. Karius laughs. But, unbelievable – all of them survive this phase of the Call of Duty: Warzone-style challenges and make it into the third round.
3. Challenge: Teamwork in Call of Duty: Warzone
For the final challenge, it goes from the seat to the Playstation and the cards are completely shuffled. Being a super kicker doesn’t help much in Call of Duty. It still counts who can aim and shoot best – but on opponents who want to kill you with various weapons (spoiler alert: a ball cannon is not one of them).
At least Karius and the freekickerz had the chance to prepare. The free to play title Call of Duty: Warzone from Activision has been available for free on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC since March. In addition to our four challengers, more than 75 million players worldwide have followed the call of the Battle Royale to prove themselves as a lone fighter or as a team in the action world.
An enemy armed to the teeth can lurk around every corner, and up to 150 players take on each other at the same time. How are you supposed to survive this? With teamwork, our boys compete in a squad of four. Your last challenge wins, whoever gets the most kills. Easy right? Yes, and very fun to watch. Felix is a permanent guest at the Gulag, where you can fight to return to the game after being shot down, Karius wants (typically Schwabe) to keep the money together and Konzi usually stands alone on various roofs and waits for reinforcements who never come.
At the end of the challenge, Felix had the most kills (5), Konzi and Karius three each and Tim, well, was there too (0). However, the four of them won’t let it be good, but will return to the controllers as soon as possible. New seasons and updates are regularly launched in the Warzone. After the game is always before the game!