The annual professional basketball competition known as the Champions League is scheduled to begin on the 9th of October, after the qualifying rounds finish. The competition is held between the top men’s basketball clubs, which earn their spot in the league by ranking high in their national leagues and competitions. Organized by FIBA, the Champions League is one of the most watched basketball leagues in the world, featuring the best teams and players from various countries. If you’re excited about the opening matches of the competition, make sure to follow up all live scores and fixtures right here on xscores.com.
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This year’s season of the Champions League is going to feature 55 different clubs, each ready to fight for the championship title. The current champion who will be defending their first and only title in the upcoming matches is AEK. Starting in October of 2018, this is going to be the third season of the Champions League, which was founded recently in 2016. No major changes have been made to the league’s format and regulations. Things are expected to play out the same way they did in the previous season, with the regular phase consisting of a round robin tournament between teams divided in groups of eight.
The top four teams of each group are going to advance to the next stage, while the fifth and sixth placed teams are going to earn their place in the FIBA Europe Cup playoffs. Speaking of playoffs, this stage of the Champions League is scheduled to begin on the 5th of March, while the competition will be officially over on the 6th of May. The winner of the Champions League will not only earn the championship title but also take home the money prize that equals to one million euros.