Tonight the new season kicks off! We have new and old teams returning for this seasons action and you can view the full draw results here. But before it all kicks off (in more ways than one) here is a preview for each conference and a prediction from our very own Basco for how the teams will fare.
New World Conference
The NWC hosts the full complement of teams (eight). You have the likes of the Nahuontl Natterjacks who played fairly well last season making it into the Championship and also New Skaeling Raiders (aka Ragnars Raiders) who were knocked out in the League Cup’s first round. But last years Championship champions The Mousillion Patriots were drawn into the NWC, with moans and grunts by the other coaches and fans. Beating off the top teams last season, apart from drawing with the Bridgetown Yellowbellies of course, to claim their first Championship win was certainly a huge achievement. And being draw with mainly new teams it’s hard to look past them once again to claim the Conference Championship. To stop them along the way however are the new bloods. Quenelles Chevaliers are the leagues first ever Brettonian team proper, the Warpstone Wanderers the latest edition of Skaven team to try their luck, Vidarheim Thunder who join their fellow Norsemen in the NWC, Averheim Eagles who despite coming dead last in the Challenge Cup earlier in the year will want to place slightly better than they did and finally the Ghouly Grabbers, another Necromantic team who complete the conference.
BH: A mix bagged conference in which any of these teams could take the Conference crown. I will have to side with either the Natterjacks and, surprise surprise, the Patriots to win it.
Old World Conference
With only seven teams drawn into the conference it does mean less matches but more importantly, less maiming (boo). But Super Bowl VII champions Atrocity Exhibition will certainly make up for it. They return this season along with the Osterwald Ravens who claimed last seasons League Cup Championship, The Deadly Spawn who came a close second place in the Challenge Cup this year and the Pastafarians the veteran Orc team who participated last season as well. The Grudge Corsairs a new Dwarf team, Bogenhafen Rams a human team lead by the infamous Halfing Ronlad Shortwick and the Chaos All-Stars whom we understand are actually not the legendary team and are just a shell of a copycat team join the others in what will certainly be the most painful conference this season.
BH: All eyes are on Atrocity to take the title, it will be theirs to loose. Other than that I can’t see any other team who would challenge them other than perhaps the Pastafarians.
What do you fans think? Who will take the Conference Championships this season? Let us know in the comments below. Good luck to all teams playing tonight and to the millions of sports fans tuning in tonight, we hope you have an enjoyable season whomever you support!