LIVESREAM Germany PPV: Hildesheim Invaders @ Potsdam Royals, May 11, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)

Saturday May, 11th marks the start of another German Football League season, as the defending champion Potsdam Royals will take on the Hildesheim Invaders to kick off opening weekend in Germany.

Of the five games taking place in week one of the GFL, the Royals will host the Hildesheim Invaders in a marquee matchup to start the year.

While the Potsdam Royals are coming off a championship season, the Invaders are coming off of a championship season of their own after a flawless 10-0 season with GFL 2 (Germany’s second division) in 2023. Led by head coach Domonic Mai, this will be the first game for Hildesheim in Germany’s premier league since 2019.

Watch live PPV. Hildesheim Invaders @ Potsdam Royals, May 11, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)

At the helm of the Invaders offense is quarterback Nelson Hughes. Last year, Hughes would be a huge reason for the 10-0 campaign. In 2023, the Invaders quarterback finished with 3,091 passing yards and 40 touchdowns through nine games to lead all other quarterbacks in GFL 2. Coming off of his red-hot season in 2023, Hughes will look to do the same in the GFL for 2024.

While the Invaders dominated in the GFL 2, they will face an extremely tough test having to face the Potsdam Royals in their first GFL game since 2019. Potsdam had their own championship campaign in 2023 after going 11-1 and dominating the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns 34-7 in the German Bowl.

Coming back to lead the team under head coach Michael Vogt is superstar quarterback Jaylon Henderson. The signal caller for the Royals not only led them to a German Bowl Championship win, but he did it in style and domination. Henderson, through all 15 of his games (including playoffs) in 2023, passed for 4,036 yards and 49 touchdowns. Henderson also showed off his ability on the ground with 781 yards and 15 more touchdowns with his legs.

Will the Royals continue their dominance, or will the Invaders make a statement in their first GFL game in 5 years? With two championship caliber teams on the field, this game will definitely be one to look out for during the kickoff of the 2024 GFL season.

Watch live PPV. Hildesheim Invaders @ Potsdam Royals, May 11, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am EDT)


Noah Costantino is a student and football player at Baldwin Wallace University in Cleveland, Ohio. Fueled by his love for the game he looks to continue his knowledge of football at an international level. He is majoring in Communications with a