Epoch League

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The Archantan Epoch League, or just the Epoch League, (AEL) is a national football league in the Federal States of Archanta founded in 2018 to provide a competitive arena for developing and professional football teams in the Federal States. The Epoch League has an annual season that runs from early November to mid-June. Most teams from the Epoch league also then participate in the Unity Cup, beginning near the end of June, and most Unity Cup teams were prior participants in the respective Epoch League season, however, there are no stipulations that make team participation in either non-mutually exclusive.

History

The Epoch league was created in 2018 in a partnership between several southeastern and lakes region states seeking to expand the venue options for football play at the national level, as well as to create a marketable and profitable brand for spectators that could be aired on live television. The league was organized and is currently administrated by Levon Asthisian, while his long time friend and East Anglesbury native Christopher Terbew was established as the chief financial, publicity, and public relationships overseer.

Corporate Structure

The Epoch League at a corporate level considers itself a trade association comprised of and financed by its constituent members, which include the administrative divisions of each respective team in the league.

The AEL has only two policy defined officers: the administrator, Levon Asthisian, and the secretary/treasurer, Christopher Terbew.

The administrator is corporationally legally elected by vote of three-fourths of the members of the league, while the regionaire of each conference is elected by unanimous vote of conference members. The administrator holds a term of five years at this position. There was no election, only simple appointment of the first administrator Asthisian. The administrator appoints the secretary/treasurer and has a broad authority in disputes between clubs, players, coaches, and employees. The administrator is the principal executive officer of the AEL and also has authority in hiring league employees, negotiating television contracts, and disciplinary action against coaches, staff, players, clubs, or other AEL employed parties. The administrator can, in the event of misconduct by a party associated with the league, suspend individuals, impose fines, and cancel contracts.

In extreme cases, the administrator can offer recommendations to an executive committee up to and including the cancellation or forfeiture of a club's franchise or any other action he deems necessary. The administrator can also issue sanctions up to and including a lifetime ban from the league if an individual connected to the AEL has gambled on games or failed to notify the league of conspiracies or plans to gamble on or fix games.

Teams

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The AEL consists of 24 clubs divided into 5 groups of 4 clubs each. Each team is permitted a maximum of 30 players on its roster. All 30 players are eligible for selection to each 18-player game-day squad during the season.

In addition to the Salary Budget, each AEL club may spend additional funds on player compensation including money from a League-wide allocation pool (General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money), the cost of Designated Players outside the Salary Budget, and money spent on the Supplemental and Reserve Rosters (roster slots 21-30).

Each AEL team is granted authorization for the team to operate in its Home City. Each AEL member has the exclusive right to host professional football games inside its Home City and has the exclusive right to advertise, promote, and host events in the regions adjacent to the Home City, as defined by the AEL administration board.

Every AEL team must be based out of a city in the Federal States of Archanta that contains a regulation football stadium to host home city games at, or otherwise certified by the AEL.

The AEL does not sponsor its own draft selection, and all clubs are reponsible for the maintenance and changing of their roster to best suit the mission of the team. AEL member teams are allowed to do business among one another, and the AEL administrative commissions will preside over any of these transactions, such as trades, to prevent any malfeasance. Player trades cannot occur during the course of a regular season unless allowed specifically by the Administrator himself.

AEL Group Club City Stadium Capacity Map Inaugural Season Head Coach
Tungsten Group TennuckyStateFlag.png Miller United Miller, Walkegan 2018
Osaquoya-flag3.png St. Joseph Surgers Saint Joseph, Osaquoya 2018
SvgFileService (1).svg Warwick Starshiners Warwick, Penquisset 2018
Unknown Flag.png Beckford State Liners Beckford, Tulpanen 2018
Cobalt Group NCStandalone.png New Carnaby Emperors Stanton, New Carnaby 2018
PA flag.png Burton Cods Burton, Passamaqueets 2018
SvgFileService (1).svg Newburyport Whalemongers Newburyport, Penquisset 2018
Unknown Flag.png Huntington Harbingers Huntington Capital District 2018
Rubidium Group Unknown Flag.png Stanton MetroCity Stanton, New Carnaby 2018
Arghenna Flag.png Dunchurch Dreadnoughts Dunchurch, Arghenna 2018
Unknown Flag.png Leighton Strike Leighton, Tulpanen 2018
Oakhillflag.png Oakhill Catpaw Oxlake, Oakhill 2018
Zirconium Group Aidlenaide.png Xavier Force Xavier, Aidlenaide 2018
Ft2012.jpg Pronoro Club Pronoro, Fermont 2018
FlagofBoscainifornio.png Catlino Colonists Burgundyville, Boscainifornio 2018
WhitestoneFlag.png Lafayette Lions Lafayette, Whitestone 2018
Osmium Group Minnonigan Flag.png Lake City Blue Stars Lake City, Minnonigan 2018
Seneppi State Flag.jpg Wallawaukee Windstorm Wallawaukee, Seneppi 2018
BasChanFlag.png Bas-Chanceux Bears Saint Armand, Bas-Chanceux 2018
28px Aspera FC Aspera, Kanitario 2018

Season Format

The entire season of the AEL lasts a total of 30 weeks, and typically begins on the third Friday of November. During the course of the 30 week season each member team plays a total of 25 games, including 19 games in which each other team is played once, and 6 more games where each team in the same group as the respective team is played twice more. At the end of the season, the last Sunday has become known in parlance as Super Sunday, and usually features a large number of games. Following the end of the season, teams participating in the Unity Cup continue to practice rigorously, as the Unity Cup usually initiates qualifying rounds only a week or two after the end of the Epoch League Season.

Awards

At the end of the 30 weeks of the season, each group winner gets recognition for their achievement in the form of a trophy (Epoch Group [name] Cup) and monetary franchise incentives and contract boosts from the league. The overall best team in the entire league is determined holistically by a number of factors by a special committee. These factors include, but are not limited to, win to loss ratio, head to head contests, and overall consistency of high quality performance. The team selected that best demonstrates these properties is dubbed the 2018 Epoch Team, or whatever year is relevant. The Epoch Team receives a high quality trophy (The Legacy Chalice), monetary awards and future incentives, free ad space and promotion by the general league, and an extra three delegates at the aforementioned league council until a new Epoch Team is chosen the following year.

AEL Seasons

2019

The 2019 Archantan Epoch League (AEL) season was the 2nd season in the history of the Epoch League. The season began on (INSERTION), featuring the first ever AEL match, where (INSERTION) defeated (INSERTION) by a score of (INSERTION). At the end of the season following Super Sunday on (INSERTION), the crowned Epoch Team was the (INSERTION), following the decision of the holistic administrative panel based on (INSERTION).

The 2019 AEL season again featured 20 teams divided into five groups. Levon Asthisian continued his seconf of five year role at the head of the incipient league. Games, according to tradition, did not occur on any particular game of the week, but did provide periods of rest for the same team traveling to different locations for games subsequent to each other.

End of Season Standings

Rankings determined by the aforementioned holistically assessed process based on win to loss ratio, head to heads, consistency of high quality, and other criteria.

"*" Notes a criterion other than direct win to loss ratio was used to determine current and or final ranking

Rank Tungsten Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 TennuckyStateFlag.png Miller United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Osaquoya-flag3.png St. Joseph Surgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WarwickStarshinersLogo.png Warwick Starshiners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 FTFC Logo.png Fort Tarott FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Cobalt Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 NCStandalone.png New Carnaby Emperors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 PA flag.png Burton Cods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NewburyportWhalemongersLogo.png Newburyport Whalemongers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Huntington Harbingers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Rubidium Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Stanton MetroCity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arghenna Flag.png Dunchurch Dreadnoughts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Leighton Strike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Oakhillflag.png Oakhill Catpaw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Zirconium Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Aidlenaide.png Xavier Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ft2012.jpg Pronoro Club 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 FlagofBoscainifornio.png Catlino Colonists 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 WhitestoneFlag.png Lafayette Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Tungsten Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Minnonigan Flag.png Lake City Blue Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Unknown Flag.png Wallawaukee Windstorm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 BasChanFlag.png Bas-Chanceux Bears 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 28px Aspera FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The selection of the 2019 Epoch Team

2019 Season Notable Records

2018

The 2018 Archantan Epoch League (AEL) season was the 1st and inaugural season in the history of the Epoch League. The season began on November 20th, 2017, featuring the first ever AEL match, where (INSERTION) defeated (INSERTION) by a score of (INSERTION). At the end of the season following Super Sunday on June 11th, 2017, the crowned Epoch Team was the (INSERTION), following the decision of the holistic administrative panel based on (INSERTION).

The 2018 AEL season featured 20 teams divided into five groups. The first and founding administrator, Levon Asthisian began his five year role at the head of the incipient league. Right from the beginning, Asthisian ensured a policy of exactness and professionalism, with matches being tightly organized and organized conscientiously. Games, as a continually reoccurring trend, did not occur on any particular game of the week, but did provide periods of rest for the same team traveling to different locations for games subsequent to each other.

End of Season Standings

Rankings determined by the aforementioned holistically assessed process based on win to loss ratio, head to heads, consistency of high quality, and other criteria.

"*" Notes a criterion other than direct win to loss ratio was used to determine current and or final ranking

Rank Tungsten Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 TennuckyStateFlag.png Miller United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Osaquoya-flag3.png St. Joseph Surgers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WarwickStarshinersLogo.png Warwick Starshiners 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 FTFC Logo.png Fort Tarott FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Cobalt Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 NCStandalone.png New Carnaby Emperors 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 PA flag.png Burton Cods 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 NewburyportWhalemongersLogo.png Newburyport Whalemongers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Huntington Harbingers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Rubidium Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Stanton MetroCity 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arghenna Flag.png Dunchurch Dreadnoughts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Ar120SampleFlag001.png Leighton Strike 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Oakhillflag.png Oakhill Catpaw 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Zirconium Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Aidlenaide.png Xavier Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Ft2012.jpg Pronoro Club 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 FlagofBoscainifornio.png Catlino Colonists 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 WhitestoneFlag.png Lafayette Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rank Osmium Group Team W L T  % Pts For Pts Against Pts Diff.
1 Minnonigan Flag.png Lake City Blue Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Unknown Flag.png Wallawaukee Windstorm 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 BasChanFlag.png Bas-Chanceux Bears 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 28px Aspera FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

The selection of the 2018 Epoch Team

2018 Season Notable Records