The BIG6 European Football League, Europe’s most prestigious competition for club teams in American Football, announces the the groups for 2015. Group A has already finalized the planning.
Group A is played with the new entrant into the competition Flash de la Courneuve from France, the German Champion Brunswick Lions and the Austrian vice champion Swarco Raiders from Innsbruck, Tyrol.
The opening game of season 2015 will be played in France when Flash de la Courneuve will host the Swarco Raiders on the weekend of April 18./19. The French team is new to the competition in its new BIG6 format but has already played in three Eurobowls.
In the following game Brunswick will travel to Innsbruck to clash with the Swarco Raiders on May 2nd. This game could be of decisive nature as both teams are to favor over the newcomer. A team with two victories clinches a spot in Eurobowl XXIX.
Two weeks later, on May 16th the Lions will host Flash de la Courneuve.
The winner of Group a advances to the final: Eurobowl XXIX.
In Group B the Austrian Champion Vienna Vikings, the reigning Eurobowl Champion Berlin Adler and the runner up of the German Championships Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns will play each other.
It will be a very interesting group with the unicorns replacing the Dresden Monarchs. The Vienna Vikings have won the Eurobowl more often than any other team in Europe and are always a dangerous contender. Berlin is bringing Hauptstadtfootball to the table and they are in to defend their title.
Group B has not finished the planning yet.
The new format of the BIG6 European Football League has premiered last year and has attracted by far more spectators than any other European club team competition. The invitational format has provided fans and players with very close games on the highest level to be found in Europe. At the same time the format allowed to reduce and even out the costs between the participating teams.
2014 the Berlin Adler could crown themselves Eurobowl Champion in a very close game against the Brunswick Lions.
While an extension to a higher number of teams has been discussed for 2015 the league management has decided to stay with 6 teams for 2015. As soon as teams that are able to compete on this level of sport and organization materialize, the planning for an extension of the league will start.
2014 konnten sich die Berlin Adler nach einem packenden Finale gegen die New Yorker Lions die Krone des Europäischen Vereinsfootballs aufsetzen.