EuroCup 25/09/2017, 15.07 Video
The clock is ticking towards the blastoff of a new and exciting 7DAYS EuroCup season as all across the breadth of the continent, from central Russia to the Canary Islands, teams are culminating their preparations to compete for international prestige starting in the second week of October.
A total of 24 teams from 12 countries make up the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup, whose challenging format will march the survivors through two group rounds and three playoffs series until one survivor is crowned its champion in April.
The list of clubs are Cedevita Zagreb, Partizan NIS Belgrade, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica, Levallois Metropolitans, ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne, Limoges CSP, ratiopharm Ulm, FC Bayern Munich, ALBA Berlin, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, Dolomiti Energia Trento, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, Fiat Turin, Lietkabelis Panevezys, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, Zenit St Petersburg, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Unics Kazan, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, MoraBanc Andorra, RETAbet Bilbao Basket, Darussafaka Istanbul, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul and Tofas Bursa.
Their battle for supremacy tips off on Tuesday, October 10, when ratiopharm Ulm will host Tofas Bursa in the very first game of the new EuroCup season. One night later, the basketball capitals of Zagreb, Paris, Podgorica, Istanbul, Berlin and Vilnius will be among the host cities as the other 22 challengers open their bids for the title.
The 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup promises to look better than ever following an agreement between joint venture partners WME|IMG and Euroleague Basketball to secure significant investment in production and marketing to grow the EuroCup's quality and footprint. Among this season's innovations is the first-time availability of all EuroCup games at the Euroleague.TV platform so that fans can follow all the teams in the competition week to week with English-language commentary.
As always, the EuroCup elite will be battling for more than the competition trophy, because that comes with direct passage next season to the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The exciting road to the crowning of a new EuroCup champion that will become a new EuroLeague team begins soon, so get ready for the drama and the fun!