Tournament Reform

25-07-2022

To make the tournaments more attractive, we decided to implement some changes.

Starting from the current season:

  • Teams taking 3rd place in the group stage of the Champions Tournament will advance to the PLAY-OFF phase of the European/American Tournament.
  • Teams taking 3rd place in the group stage of the European/American Tournament will advance to the PLAY-OFF phase of the European/American Tournament.
  • In the PLAY-OFF phase of the European/American Tournament, additional pairs will be formed from the teams advancing from 3rd places.

 

 

The pairs are selected as follows:

  • 3rd team of group A of the Champions Tournament vs. 3rd team of group C of the European/American Tournament.
  • 3rd team of group B of the Champions Tournament vs. 3rd team of group D of the European/American Tournament.
  • 3rd team of group C of the Champions Tournament vs. 3rd team of group A of the European/American Tournament.
  • 3rd team of group D of the Champions Tournament vs. 3rd team of group B of the European/American Tournament.

In total, there will be 16 teams in the PLAY-OFF games of the European/American Tournament.

An additional 4 pairs of teams means there will be the round of 16 preceding the quarter-finals in the European/American Tournament.

We hope that such a solution will increase the attractiveness of both tournaments.

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