I suppose everybody had a look at the poll results by now, if not, what are you waiting for?
For everybody that is not yet familiar with the ManagerLeague season’s calendar, the Season change happens once every four weeks on a Thursday at 8:00 a.m. GMT. After a busy day packed with a lot market frenzy, the managers get to face each other on Friday, in the Start of Season Cups specially designed for each Q range. This are the biggest recurring cups in ManagerLeague, but occasionally when veteran managers, like Rational, promise to retire, bigger cups are organized and everybody is invited to join. Rumors say that the only reason why Ratty announced his retirement, was to have the biggest Player Cup out there. Thees rumors, however, have never been confirmed. Since we are being honest here, Ratty\"s retirement hasn’t been confirmed either and you can still find him lurking around the forums and chat occasionally. Let’s all be nice to him and send him a “Welcome back” message!
During the first weekend of the season, the managers have the opportunity to create or join custom cups, where lots of fun and hopefully player gains are waiting for them.
Monday afternoon, at 2:00 p.m GMT, the seasons starts with the first League match. This is why Monday, is considered the First “Official” Day of the season.
On Tuesday, the Second “Official” Day of the season, the International Competitions kick-off, at 11:00 a.m. GMT with the ML Champions League, The ML Cup Winners Cup at 11:15 a.m. GMT and the ML Super Cup at 11:30 a.m. GMT.
Check back in a few days for more information related to the ML schedule! If it is hard to wait a few more days to find out more about the schedule, feel free to click here and join ManagerLeague! You’ll find a lot more than the schedule there.
As mentioned above, The ManagerLeague Champions League has kicked of yesterday, on The Second “official” Day of the season with some elite matches and will keep going strong for a few more days of until the Knockout phase will start.
The ManagerLeague Champions League, nicknamed the “ML Roulette” due to an inside joke, is an elite tournament where only the best managers get to play. It has 64 spots divided among 29 leagues based on well thought criteria.
The 64 teams teams are divided into 8 random groups. Each group contains eight teams and each team will play against all the other seven teams in their group. The first two teams of each group will qualify afterwards to the Knockout Phase of the competition.
Champions League Round 1&2 stories
The polls favorite, with 16.2% of the total votes, Jacks, the manager or Werder Bremen Walle and the quickest manager to ever win the ML CL, in 16 seasons, faced Princess Azula, the manager of Fire Nation and the only manager who equalized Jacks record in the race for the quickest ML CL trophy. After a fierce battle, Jacks came on top and secured a 2-0 win. During the second match he only managed a draw against G. the experienced manager of Liberty FC, current Greek League Champions.
In the same group, Group 6, White Shadow, manager or White Shadow and Romanian League Winner together with HektorArte, manager of Akneo and six time ML CL winner are off to a promising start with two wins in their first two matches.
SStallone, manager of The Expandables is leading Group 1, after a first match win against Coley, manager of Hammers Utd, and a second match win against Treinador X, manager of Imparaveis FC, the runners-up in thr Portuguesse League.
Roggbif, the legendary norvegian manager of Blest, with more than 100 consecutive seasons spent in the first division, winner of six ML CL trophies and runner up on eight other occasions, has a mountain to climb in Group 2 after wining his first match against Neilos, manager of Sheep United, Winners of Canadian League and losing against Ballzi, the manager of Sporting Lesbian.
The competition for a Knockout Phase spot looks even fiercer Group 3, with Curlybee, manager of Curly FC and first time English League winner is tied with Dr. Jekyll, manager of Squatyden, Indonesian League Runner-ups and with Torip, manger or Toripolliisit.
In Group 4, NickF, manager of FC Knudde and Park Lane Yid, manager of Audere Est Facere are both of to a good start with two wins in their first two matches.
Group 5, unofficially named the “Discord Group” is lead by Pluppy, manager of Puppy FC and Albin, manager of Dyringarna, first time Swedish League Winners after a formidable and surprising victory by Fathima, manager or Shayateen El Ahmar, 15 times Indian League Winner in the past 16 season, against Artuk, manager of Anatolia FC and the last three seasons German League Winner.
Group 7 is lead by Xaros, manager of Immortals FC and - - Bullzeye- -, manager of Majorstua Vikings.
Group 8 is lead by Gimorao, manager of Papanabos, The International League Winners after a surprising and well deserved win against Adamantine, manager of Naftadon Bourgas, three times ML CL winner and the winner of the last seven Bulgarian League Titles. In second place, we have Furst Mysjkin, manager of Real Vikings, last season’s ML Champions League winner and one of the few “Silver Surfers” that ManagerLeague has.
With five games left to play and only 16 Knockout spots available, who do you think has what it takes to spin The Roulette in their favor?
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