Yeah.. I don't fully understand the new formula. Teams will be split into 2 group of 8 teams and every team will play 12 games. 12 not 14? That's weird.
instead on traveling every week all over the globe, there will be three weeks of play. Enabling travel to far destinations without the ridiculous constraints. 47 hours to Argentina from China to play the following week?
Splitting into 8 team groups is fine. You’ll play 4 matches each week of play. So you’ll play everyone one and five teams twice. Gives a league feel and then top 4 in pool each make the finals. I would prefer a pool play for the finals but straight into quarterfinals puts the pressure on immediately, which is good, but traveling to the finals and losing in the first round would suck.