The trip continued on Friday with a helicopter ride to Victoria on Vancouver Island, where the Green-Whites were welcomed by newly-founded Pacific FC co-owners Rob Friend and Josh Simpson. After a tour of the city, the two former Bundesliga players and Danish coach Michael Silberbauer showed the Bremen delegation around the club grounds and talked about the Canadian Premier League, which was only founded in April.
“It was my first time in Canada, and it was a huge honour to play a small part in FIFA 20’s finished product,” said Bittner. “The meet-ups with the two clubs were also very interesting. I've learnt a lot about the Canadian Premier League and was able to share some insight into the world of eSports too.” After a look around the Pacific FC fan shop amid plenty of media interest, “MegaBit” and “MoAuba” then took on the club’s players, who even saw the gamers come out on top in a crossbar challenge.
“It was a very valuable exchange of ideas for all sides. We were made to feel very welcome and were given some very intriguing insight to the world of eMLS and of the two clubs, while we could also share Werder Bremen and the Bundesliga’s own goals surrounding eSports,” said Dominik Kupilas, head of Werder eSPORTS, who was part of the club’s four-man delegation in Canada.