League systems

The leagues in Xpert Eleven are flexible in their makeup and the module that creates a league can handle different types of leagues regardless of the number of teams. The league system one should use depends on the number of teams and also on personal preferences. We recommend you spend some time thinking about what your league should look like. There are certain rules that always apply:
1) The number of teams per series can never differ by more than one team. That is you cannot have 10 teams in one series and only 8 in another. If your league contains 18 teams and you want it to have 2 divisions the only alternative is having 9 teams in each division.
2) If the teams cannot be evenly divided into the series the higher divisions will have an extra team. That is if your league contains 19 teams and you divide it into 2 divisions there will be 10 teams in the first division and 9 in the second.
3) If the number of teams in different series is not the same and the largest number of teams in a series is an odd number that series will have 4 more rounds than those having one team less. Therefore one should avoid having a different number of teams in the series in a league if the larger number of teams is an odd number.
4) One series must contain at least 6 teams. However in the CLsystem 4 is enough.
The 1:1system
A league system based on the 1:1 model is a straight system where there is always one series in each division. The same number of teams are promoted as the number that are relegated from the division above.
The 1:2system
The 1:2system is a pyramid like system where the number of series are doubled for each division. The number of promoted teams in a series is half the number of relegated teams in series in the division above. To use the 1:2system the league must contain at least 18 active teams.
The 1:3system
The 1:3system is similar to the 1:2system but the number of series are trebled for each division. The number of promoted teams in a series is only a third of the number of relegated teams in series in the division above. To use the 1:3system the league must contain at least 24 active teams.
The CLsystem
The CLsystem is a straight system where the top division consists of a group phase where 8 teams advance to a playoff with quarterfinals, semifinals and a final. If the league has at least 24 active teams you can choose to play a round of 16 as well. If you choose to play a round of 16 then 16 teams will advance to the playoff. Every round in the playoff is one legged and played on neutral ground. The ranking of the teams in the playoff is based on the points from the group stage. The team with most points plays against the team with least points and so on, this means that teams from the same group might face each other directly in the playoff as well. The CLsystem can have underlying divisions in a straight system where the number of promoted teams is the same as the number of relegated teams from the division above. To use the CLsystem the league must contain at least 16 active teams. The CLsystem is only available in leagues where the league admin is a VIPmember. 

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