Guinness Int'l Champions Cup Will Expand To Asia, But Event To Still Be Held In U.S.
Relevent Sports' Guinness Int'l Champions Cup "will be expanded to include a simultaneous competition in Asia next year," according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. The competition will return to the U.S. next year, but organizers said that they "will also put on a series in Asia, almost certainly in Australia and China, for other clubs." Relevent Sports CEO Charlie Stillitano: "In the U.S. we will not go above eight teams but we have opened up a sister company in Asia. ... It will be played in the same time, simultaneously, as the tournament in the U.S. The idea for the future is to perhaps have the winners of Asia to face the winners of the U.S. tournament in September in Europe, perhaps at one of the team's venues." Relevent Sports "expected four to six teams would feature in the Asian tournament and the aim was to keep teams close to a training base in order to limit travel" (REUTERS, 8/6).