IGLFA are delighted to announce details of the very first IGLFA Virtual World Championship
The IGLFA Virtual World Championship is an 11 a side football tournament, contested by LGBT friendly football teams, but with one major difference, all matches are simulated on a popular football computer game.
So....How does it work?
Clubs register their participation by specifying the club name, country and colours.
Players register by providing the players name, club, position and 3 key strengths. All other player attributes are randomised. This should ensure a very competitive tournament, where the clubs and players share key attributes with their real world counterparts.
The Championship will be of a straight-Knockout format - involving 16 clubs. Where more than 16 clubs apply, there will be a qualifying tournament held. Should this be required, the first 8 IGLFA member clubs to to become eligible, will directly enter the main championship. All other eligible clubs will be entered into the qualifying tournament in order to compete for the remaining 8 places. Full details of which will depend on the total number of clubs applying.
An eligible club, is a club consisting of at least 16 registered players. Where clubs are struggling to gain the 16 registered players, it will be possible for the club captain to specify additional squad member details.
Applications close on May 9th - matchplay commences on May 16th
Clubs can register here
Players should register here
Note: Players will not be able to register until their club has been registered, the list of available clubs is updated once every 24 hours.
Team captains / Managers must submit their match squads 24 hours prior to each match. They will specify the starting 11, substitutes, formation and any special instructions ( e.g if losing after 80 minutes, switch to 3-5-2 formation, replacing player 3 with player 14). The match will then be simulated utilising the tactics and instructions specified by the 2 managers, and a full match report will be posted on the IGLFA website.
A Complete list of Registered clubs and players can be found below. ( Updated once every 24 hours)