ACH Volley Ljubljana (SLO)
Calcit Kamnik (SLO)
Hypo Tirol Innsbruck (AUT)
Mladost Marina Kastela (CRO)
Mladost Zagreb (CRO)
Panvita Pomgrad Murska Sobota (SLO)
Posojilnica AICH/DOB (AUT)
Spartak Myjava (SVK)
VCA Amstetten NÖ (AUT)
By both, women and men, nine teams participate in the main stage. The teams are from Austria, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungry. Each team passes four tournaments from October to early February, altogether eight matches in the main stage. The Top-4 of the final scoreboard is qualified for the Final Four in March!
Kick-off is the home tournament of the defending champion HYPO TIROL Volleyballteam (AUT), who starts versus Calcit KAMNIK (SLO). On Saturday pursues the Slovenian duel between Murska SOBOTA (SLO) and Calcit KAMNIK (SLO). After that the tournament in the USI Arena Innsbruck will be finished with the match HYPO TIROL Volleyballteam (AUT) versus Murska SOBOTA (SLO). For the Tyroleans defending the title is the great goal for this season. In the overall opinion of HYPO TIROL, the biggest competitors will be the Slovenian series champion ACH Volley Lubljana resp. the Austrian runner-up SK Posojilnica Aich/Dob. "The level of the MEL has gradually increased in the last years. As a result we can expect a very thrilling season", so HYPO TIROL organizing director Gernot Hupfauf.
From October 12 to 14 also the other two men´s tournaments of the first leg are fixed. The venues are Ljubljana (teams: ACH Volley LJUBLJANA / SLO, VCA AMSTETTEN NÖ / AUT, Mladost Marina KASTELA / CRO) and Bleiburg (teams: Posojilnica AICH/DOB / AUT, Spartak MYJAVA / SVK, Mladost ZAGREB / CRO).