*OFFICIAL* - VFL agrees partnership deal with Australian & New Zealand giants EGN!

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Hello everyone!

Proud to be here today with the announcement you can obviously see here in the title regarding a partnership with our Aussie cousins at EGN!

For those of you who don't know about EGN, they are THE flagship in the Oceania region for FIFA, for Pro Clubs, and to be honest, anything really comp gaming related. Ran by a lovely guy called Sam who I have a fantastic relationship with, he reminds me a lot of me. A guy driven by a goal to take FIFA and Clubs to the next level, a guy that made his project that is EGN from the ground and made it something. To have myself with a guy that is not only so much pro-community, but pro pro-clubs is a blessing as sometimes in this community it's incredibly hard to find like-minded people.

We'll be working together to implement a system some of the old heads will remember from Bluefin, a system simply referred to as Rivals! This Rivals system allows managers to register, log their clubs, and track results through FIFA's API. From there, there are fun aspects from leaderboards to prize winning potential for clubs near the top.

Pairing that competitive aspect of leaderboard status with something like the VFL World Series is an absolute winner and was an offer that I could not refuse when Sam gave it to me.

Beyond that, we'll also be working our hardest together to launch a VFL A-League through EGN which is just fantastic, because people who know me have always known the US and Oceania are two regions I'm really desperate to get into! Beyond that, I'd like to welcome any guys who heard about this EGN side and have come to check us out, it's a pleasure to have you, and to our guys, if you have any questions, I've tagged @SamKani in this thread so he can answer any questions about the Rivals system you've seen/read about in this thread.

A big day for everyone, and wouldn't be possible without everyone here!​
 
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Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I'm the owner and creator of the EGN Gaming platform and Pro Clubs Rivals.

I've been speaking to Gringo for a while now regarding a partnership with the VFL and I'm glad it's finally come to fruition. Exciting times ahead for both platforms!

First thing's first, I'm here as your guide to everything Rivals. We have a guide to Rivals on EGN, but I've taken the liberty of posting the important parts here:

What is Rivals?

Rivals is our completely automated match tracking and leaderboard system for Pro Clubs Seasons. Games that are played between two registered Rivals clubs are saved on EGN with a full match report available minutes after the final whistle is blown. Points are then distributed to teams and players based on their performances in these matches.

Rivals adds a layer of competitiveness on top of an otherwise stale in-game ranking and matchmaking system. There are no set schedules or friendly matches involved, you simply search for regular Pro Clubs Seasons matches and hope that you match up against another Rivals club.

There are Monthly and All Time leaderboards for 3 different categories: Attack, Defence and Goalkeeper. A Team of the Month is announced at the end of every month which comprises of the top 5 attackers, top 5 defenders and top goalkeeper from the leaderboards. The leaderboards are ranked by WPA, which is explained below.

A finals series between the top 4 teams from the leaderboards is played out at the start of the next month.

You can see an example of Rivals in action by checking out Oceania PS4 Rivals.

Player Points

Attack
points are heavily based on goals, assists and shots.
Defence points are based on cleansheets, tackles and goals/shots conceded. Defenders in the backline receive a large bonus for cleansheets.
Goalkeeper points are based on cleansheets, saves and goals conceded.

Passes, match rating, win bonus, and points caps are also taken into consideration for all positions.

WPA

The team and player leaderboards are ranked by WPA, which stands for Weighted Points Average. We do this to ensure that teams/players who have only played a handful of games aren't able to reach the top of the leaderboards straight away.

Your WPA is your average Points Per Game (PPG) scaled based on how many games you've played for the month.

For example, if you've only played one game for the month and scored 45 points in that game, your PPG will be 45, but your WPA will be 1.1.

As you play more games, your WPA will slowly get closer to what your PPG is, until you reach a minimum of 40 games played for the month, which is when your WPA and PPG will be equal.

Great! How does my team get involved?

Simply register an EGN account, head to the Rivals page and follow this step by step guide:

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Wait for an admin to approve your club, and voila! That's it!

From there on out, you simply jump on during peak time and start searching for Clubs games as you normally would!

If anyone has any questions, feel free to DM me on here or post in this thread!​
 
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Wait, so what about midfielders? Seems odd to leave out an entire position category.
So unfortunately EA decided to break positions on the Pro Clubs API. Everyone comes up as a defender. We actually used to have a midfielder category that was based off your actual position ingame.

So the points tallies we come up with are purely based off your stats, and there aren't that many to work with for us to really be able to separate midfielders from attackers and defenders. You'd essentially get attackers / defenders crossing over with midfielders because most of the stats would be similar.
 
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Cant wait. After having experience on both sites, i know how big this partnership is gonna be
 
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Make sure for your WC teams or your divisions team you give this a try also! Learn it, look at it, then use it for the World Series and even the VFL season coming up! Takes minutes to register your club :)
 
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Question on this, does my whole team have to sign up for it, or register team and the stats tracker automatically picks up names etc?
 

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@Aaron I presume not many teams implemented this idea, big shame but if finishing a certain place each month on the leaderboard would contribute to the overall standings people might have bought into it more.