From 32 to 36 teams in first stage. 2. Four new entrants. (1)
Automatic spot for 3rd team in 5th-ranked country (currently France). (1)
Additional team qualified from Champions Path in preliminary round. (2)
Teams with highest coefficients over 5 years not otherwise qualified. 3. More games.
Teams will play 10 games (instead of 6) in first stage. 4. Single table.
Teams will be ranked 1-36. 5. Advancement.
Teams 1-8 and winners of playoffs involving teams 9-24. Note:
New format, approved on Friday, will go into effect in 2024-25.