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How does the League system work?

How does the League system work?



Leagues are MFL's season-long competition format. All clubs, leagues, and divisions fall under the governance of a single body: the International Metaverse Football Federation (IMFF). In the future, and as the user base grows, other federations may emerge and divide the MFL universe into regions or continents, much like in the real world.

Structure



The IMFF has a pyramidal structure with multiple divisions. Each division is made up of leagues containing between 9 and 12 teams.
The Diamond League sits on top of the pyramid and hosts just up to twelve teams, and is both a league and a division of its own.
Each division comprises twice as many leagues (and teams) as the one above it.


The pyramidal structure of Leagues in MFL


Promotion & Relegation



MFL uses a promotion and relegation system, meaning teams will be moved between divisions based on their performance during the previous season.
Except for Diamond League teams, which cannot be promoted, and teams in the lowest division, which cannot be relegated, there are three possible outcomes: promotion, relegation, or remaining in the same division.

More info on promotions and relegations can be found here

In an effort to prevent match fixing, users may be able to enter multiple teams into a Division, but not within the same League.


Format



Each league uses a double round-robin format, with teams in each league playing the others twice, once at their home stadium and once at their opponent's.
Teams receive three points for a win and one point for a draw. A defeat results in no points being awarded. Teams are ranked by total points, then by goal difference, and lastly by goals scored.

League seasons last about 6 calendar weeks.

Updated on: 11/03/2024

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