The Champions is the highest level tournament (international
), for the best of the best. All national champions
take a place into it.
There are two stages:
- Group stage - each team plays one game against all other teams in the group. Neutral ground, without home advantage, league rules. The group winners win a place into finals.
- Finals (single-elimination stage). Playoff rules, neutral ground, no home advantage. The winner in the match qualifies to the next round.
The winner takes the Champions trophy - the most precious award in the game.