As we had already announced last season, Season 23 will mark the opening of new leagues in 8 more countries. The list of new countries are given below. But do not be disheartened if you do not see your desired country in the list, we will continue to open more countries in future as our user base grows bigger.
There will be a few other changes to the game too that will go along with these new leagues. All current teams can opt to move to one of the new leagues if they wish to, they can request for a move by opening a support ticket under the General category from the Support Centre. Requests will be entertained on a first come first serve basis, with the first teams to request a move allocated to the top divisions.
8 more countries will be opened, with 3 divisions in each of them. They are:
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 are listed below. National competitions of each country will also take place during the league match time for that country.
0200/1400 UTC : USA, Brazil
0300/1500 UTC : Romania, Norway
0400/1600 UTC : Germany, France
0500/1700 UTC : England, Netherlands
0600/1800 UTC : Global Competitions (Champions Cup, Super Cup etc.)
0700/1900 UTC : Spain, Italy
0800/2000 UTC : Portugal, Russia
0900/2100 UTC : Greece, Turkiye
1000/2200 UTC : Australia, Malaysia
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. So for Season 24, each of the 16 countries will have only 2 qualification spots for the Champions Cup and 2 for the Super Cup each season. A new third global competition will also commence in Season 24, in which 32 teams can participate, so there will be 2 spots available for this new competition from every country.
Note that there won't be any teams in the Champions Cup and Super Cup from the newly opened countries in Season 23, and those teams can only qualify for the next season's competitions based on their league position in their 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.
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