By Stefan Djordjevic/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The wait is finally over as the Basketball Champions League 2018/2019 season is about to start. We are only one day away from the first games of the season. There will be smiles, there will be tears, there will be up and downs, there will be monster plays and that is what makes the Basketball Champions League so exciting.
The competitions system remains the same. A total of 32 teams is divided into four groups in the regular season. The regular season will tip off on October 9, 2018, and conclude on February 6, 2019.
The best four teams from each group will book their tickets for the playoffs. Sixteen (16) teams advance to the playoffs phase, consisting of the Round of 16 and the Quarterfinals.
The Round of 16 will tip off on March 5, 2019, and conclude on March 13, 2019. The 16 teams will play home and away and the 8 winners will advance to the Quarterfinals.
The Quarterfinals will start on March 26, 2019, and conclude on April 3, 2019. The 8 teams will play home-and-away and the four winners will advance to the Final Four.
The crown of the season will be the Final Four which will take place on 3-5 May 2019. The location will be determined after completion of the Quarterfinals.