LEAGUE STRUCTURE
 

  • Pro Clubs Nation is divided into 3 separate divisions - Super League, League 1, and League 2. The Super League consists of 20 teams and is the highest division of PCN, while League 1 consists of 20 teams and is the middle level, and League 2 consists of 16 teams and is the furthest level down.

 

  • Teams will play each other twice per season for a total of 38 matches in Super League and League 1.

  • Teams will play each other twice per season for a total of 30 matches before the league will split for the final two weeks in League 2. After 30 games have been played, the top 8 teams will play each other once more, while the bottom 8 teams will play each other once more for a total of 37 matches. The teams in the top half of the table after 30 games can finish no lower than 8th, while the teams in the bottom half can finish no higher than 9th. The table will be adjusted to reflect in the final two weeks.

 

  • End of season standings will be decided based upon the highest point totals. If necessary the following tiebreakers will be used to sort any teams that are level on points - Goal Difference, Goals For, Head-to-Head Results, Games Won, Random Draw 

 

  • At the end of each season, the bottom 3 teams from the Super League will be relegated to League 1 for the next season. The top two teams from League 1 will earn automatic promotion to the Super League, while the bottom four teams in League 1 will be relegated to League 2. The top three teams from League 2 will earn automatic promotion to League 1.

 

  • The third spot to be promoted from League 1 will be determined based off of a playoff. The teams that finish 3rd-6th (3rd vs 6th, 4th vs 5th) will enter into a two-legged knockout playoff semifinal to determine who will play in the promotion playoff. The playoff final will be a one leg final with the winner moving up to the Super League for the next season.

 

  • The third spot to be promoted from League 2 will be determined based off of a playoff. The teams that finish 4th and 5th will play a one leg final with the winner moving up to League 1 for the next season.

 

PCN CUP STRUCTURE
 

  • The PCN Cup is a one leg knockout cup involving all teams in the Super League, League 1, and League 2 that will be played on Wednesdays after league matches during the season. 

 

  • The 7th through 17th placed finishers from the previous Super League season, the team promoted via the playoff from League 1, as well as all current League 1 and League 2 teams will be put in a random draw for Round 1. The winners of those 24 games will join the other 8 teams remaining to create the Round of 32.

 

  • From this round on, there will be a randomized draw to determine the matchups for each subsequent round. Teams will move on one round at a time until the Final.


ROYAL CUP STRUCTURE
 

  • The Royal Cup is a group stage and knockout cup involving the  top ten teams in Super League from the previous season, the top four teams from the previous League 1 season, and the top two teams from the previous League 2 season that will be played on Sundays after league matches during the season. 

 

  • Teams will be split into four pots based upon their finish in the previous season. A random draw will be held to create four groups with four teams each

 

  • Teams will play the other three teams in their group once with group winners and runners-up moving on to the knockouts.

  • Tiebreakers for the group stage are as follows: points, GD, GF, head-to-head record, head-to-head GD, play-off game.

 

  • The top 4 group winners will be seeded for the Quarterfinals and cannot match up against one another. Teams may also not play a team from their group in this round. A random draw that accounts for the two rules stated above will take place to determine the matchups for the Quarterfinals.
     

  • The Quarterfinals will be a two-legged knockout cup with away goals counting. Should teams be tied after two legs, those teams will need to start a 3rd match and play Golden Goal until a winner can be determined. If the teams are tied after two legs and both matches are draws with the same score (Ex: 1-1, 1-1 or 0-0, 0-0), use extra time and penalties instead.
     

  • Teams that advance from the Quarterfinals will then enter the Semifinals with another random draw. From here, those two winners will move on to the Final.


SUPER CUP STRUCTURE
 

  • The Super Cup is a knockout cup played after the conclusion of the league season. The top six teams from the Super League, the winner of League 1, and the League 1 runner up or the winner of League 2 qualify for the cup. The League 1 runner up and League 2 winner will play a two-legged knockout game to see who advances to the Super Cup.

  • The matchups for the Quarterfinals are as follows: SL 1st vs L2 1st / L1 2nd, SL 2nd vs L1 1st, SL 3rd vs SL 6th, SL 4th vs SL 5th

 

  • The Quarterfinals will be a two-legged knockout cup with away goals counting. Should teams be tied after two legs, those teams will need to start a 3rd match and play Golden Goal until a winner can be determined. If the teams are tied after two legs and both matches are draws with the same score (Ex: 1-1, 1-1 or 0-0, 0-0), use extra time and penalties instead.

 

  • The Semifinal matchups will be determined by the highest remaining seed playing the lowest remaining seed in one tie, and the other two remaining teams playing each other in the other. The winners of the two Semifinals will meet in the Final.

 

INTERNATIONAL CUP STRUCTURE
 

  • Each International Cup will have its own unique rules and regulations that will be posted on the forum under the News area once they have been determined.

 

  • International Cups are separate from the League, PCN Cup, Royal Cup, and Super Cup. These teams will consist of different managers and players than the Super League and Division 1 teams. 

 

COMMUNITY SHIELD

 

  • The Community Shield features the winners of the Super League and PCN Cup from the previous season in a two-legged final with away goals counting.

 

  • Should the teams be tied after two legs, those teams will need to start a 3rd match and play Golden Goal until a winner can be determined. 

 

  • If the teams are tied after two legs and both matches are draws with the same score (Ex: 1-1, 1-1 or 0-0, 0-0), use extra time and penalties instead

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