We are planning to open 8 new countries at the start of Season 23 if everything goes as planned. There will be a few changes to the game once this happens which are as detailed below. All current teams can opt to move to one of the new leagues if they wish to, they can request for a move starting next season once the list of new countries will be announced.
League match timings will be distributed to 8 different slots to reduce match simulation loads on the server, league matches of two countries will be simulated during each slot. Global competitions like the champions cup and super cup will take place at 0600 and 1800 UTC, and the league matches will take place on either side of this time. This means the current league match time of 0700 UTC will change for all countries, the exact match timings for each country will be announced along with the list of new countries. National competitions of each country will also take place during the league match time for that country.
Global Competitions qualification spots
Since we are doubling the number of available countries, we have to reduce the champions cup and super cup spots for each country into half, which means every country will have only 2 qualification spots for the Champions Cup and 2 for the super cup each season. We also plan to open a 3rd global competition in which 32 teams can participate, so there will also be 2 spots available for this new competition from each of the 16 countries.
Note that there won't be any teams in the Champions Cup and Super Cup from the newly opened countries in the season which they were opened, and those teams can only qualify for the next season's competitions based on their league position in this first season. However any team that opted to move to one of these new leagues and had qualified for a place in a global competition from their old country, will retain their place and will take part in those competitions even during their first season in the new league.
We have initially shortlisted these countries as prospects for opening:
USA, Greece, Romania, Norway, Brazil, Malaysia, China, Australia
This is however based on the website visitors in the past 3 months, and might not accurately reflect the distribution of active users in the game. So please cast your vote on which country you would like to see opened, we will replace one of the above listed countries with the ones which a lot of users want. I will keep updating this post with the vote counts, and if any country receives adequate votes, we will include them.
Votes so far:
Australia : 2
Brazil : 4
Croatia : 2
Denmark : 1
Japan : 2
Liechtenstein : 1
Nigeria : 1
Romania : 5
South Africa : 1
Turkiye : 3
UAE : 1
USA : 5