Launching a Quidditch Manager browser game more than a year after the release of the last Harry Potter movie may seem like a crazy idea, but as I had the urge to play a comprehensive manager game with a Quidditch theme and didn't find any, I still went for it!
As a general sports fan, there were a million ideas in my head of what should be possible inside the game: Changing the line-up, playing around with strategies, even bribing the referee. Authenticity is something I have always been looking for.
I want Quidditch Manager to be a casual game in which you would be able to be successful, have fun and socialize with others without having to spend a lot of time, if you don't want to. You register, create a team, set your line-up and are ready to play other teams. If you want to, you can go deeper: Determine the training routine for the day, trade players or figure out which sponsor would be the best for your team's needs.
The game is already up in a open beta state, but the current features are only a small part of what I envision to be the final product.
The first Club World Cup will be held this season!
After running the successful region-limited Australia Cup as a prototype in Season 13, we'll have everyone compete against each other across divisions for the first time!
All teams registered until matchday 8 will be considered and compete in this Single Elimination Tournament. (We're on matchday 6 today)
Here's the tournament schedule:
Matchday 10 - Qualifying Round
Considering division rankings on matchday 8, the lowest teams will compete among each other in order to qualify for the 128-team tournament bracket.
Matchday 12: First Round (128 teams)
Matchday 14: Second Round (64 teams)
Matchday 16: Third Round (32 teams)
Matchday 18: Fourth Round (16 teams)
Matchday 20: Quarter Finals (8 teams)
Matchday 22: Semi Finals (4 teams)
Matchday 24: Match for Third Place (Semi Final Losers)
Matchday 25: Final
Prize Money (sponsored by Goblin Treasure Funds)
1st - 10,000 G
2nd - 7,000 G
3rd - 5,000 G
4th - 3,000 G
All information subject to change.