The Malta BOV ePremier League 2021/22 Season - Diving into the Format

Thursday 16th December 2021, 07:24 | written by: Gabriel Sciberras

With this year's FIFA releasing back in October and the Maltese Premier League kicking off in August, there's one missing piece to this puzzle. Indeed, the moment you've been waiting for is here as we're finally ready to unveil the upcoming season of the Malta BOV ePremier League 2021/22. Strap yourself in as we dive into this dramatic third season of play.

Malta BOV ePremier League 2021/22 Season - Starting with 512, Ending with 1

Accordingly, our focus heading into this year is bringing Malta's most prestigious FIFA competition an overhauled and exciting format. With so much to discuss, it all starts as soon as December.

Indeed, while we're celebrating another festive season, players will be gearing up for the first Online Qualifiers. Specifically, a total of four will be held across December and January, entirely open to any Maltese resident 16 years and older (at time of registration) in possession of a valid EA Account. Each qualifier will host 128 players, making it a total of 512 players in this first stage.

From such an astounding number, only 26 players will make it to the Offline Qualifier. Notably, each online qualifier will have 6 players qualifying except for the final online qualifier with 8 players. A double-elimination bracket will be what each player has to fight through to earn their spot at the Offline Qualifier.

It's at the Offline Qualifier that we turn up the heat, significantly. Inviting the 26 players from the Online Qualifiers, they'll be competing along with the 3rd-8th seeds from last season of the Malta BOV ePremier League. With established talent competing, a 6 round Swiss Format will sort out the top 11 players who will be proceeding to the next phase.

The Main Competition - Madness from March to May

Bringing us into March, the competition reaches its highest form. Indeed, as the qualified 11 players take their gloves off, they'll be joined by Luke 'SU Bartolo' Bartolo, the replacement of Christian 'chrismeister777' Spiteri who has since retired from competitive FIFA. It's at this point that the 12 players will each represent a corresponding Malta BOV Premier League side.

What's more? Starting with the Group Stage, everything will be offline. Supported by a studio setup, the Group Stage will see the 3 equal groups battling it out. Accordingly, only 2 from each group will make it out to the Knockout Stage, based on aggregate scores against one another as the final score. However, the two best third-place teams from all groups will also be progressing to the Knockout Stage.

To conclude everything, a double-elimination bracket is only fair. Beyond that, each match will be played out across 2 legs. Like this, we can happily crown the true winner of the Malta BOV ePremier League for 2021/22!

And that concludes our announcement. With even more players than your average Squid Game, this is an event you simply don't want to miss out on, just like all of our future pieces of news!

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