Possibility of 24-team Champions Cup tournament
Posted by: Alphacat (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 12:58

EPCR

Top 8 teams in each major league getting in, would include us if the season is finished now.

Not sure how this would affect the challenge cup tournament - maybe the intention is to then expand the secondary cup with more teams from lower leagues and/or other countries...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 15/05/2020 13:02 by Alphacat.

Re: Possibility of 24-team Champions Cup tournament
Posted by: Lazyboy346 (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 13:50

Hopefully it'll lead to more inclusion of clubs in the Challenge Cup from outside the three main leagues, but they may just cut it to 16 teams.

Also the reference to it as an eight week competition is odd. 4 team pools with top 8 going through is a nine week competition. Does this suggest only a top 4 qualifying for the knockouts, or a change in pool structures?

Re: Possibility of 24-team Champions Cup tournament
Posted by: Tom1215 (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 14:58

Really hope this doesnít happen.
Itís already becoming a nothing tournament with so many teams.
Needs to be the best vs the best.
Top 3/4 teams from each league.

Re: Possibility of 24-team Champions Cup tournament
Posted by: Alphacat (IP Logged)
Date: 15 May, 2020 17:15

Quote:
Tom1215
Really hope this doesnít happen.
Itís already becoming a nothing tournament with so many teams.
Needs to be the best vs the best.
Top 3/4 teams from each league.

Disagree, I think top-6 is a good range because it gives the lower clubs something to aim for. Alternatively, a three-tier tournament could work (1-4 elites, 5-8 mid-tier, 9-12 including the developing regions) but think this would have issues of viewership with the lower cups.

Re: Possibility of 24-team Champions Cup tournament
Posted by: Tom1215 (IP Logged)
Date: 16 May, 2020 00:30

Quote:
Alphacat
Quote:
Tom1215
Really hope this doesnít happen.
Itís already becoming a nothing tournament with so many teams.
Needs to be the best vs the best.
Top 3/4 teams from each league.

Disagree, I think top-6 is a good range because it gives the lower clubs something to aim for. Alternatively, a three-tier tournament could work (1-4 elites, 5-8 mid-tier, 9-12 including the developing regions) but think this would have issues of viewership with the lower cups.
Sorry yeah that was the kinds of idea I was thinking of a three tier comp but like you said dunno how it would work out.
Something needs to be done though for sure.
Just doesnít have the same feeling as those big Heineken cup nights of old.

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