In case you prefer your football with a little more fantasy than reality (and if you're a Manchester United fan you most likely have this season) then you should take note of MeoGame's upcoming release, Champion Eleven.
The FIFPro endorsed game features over 100 licensed teams from across the World, over 60,000 active players, and comes endorsed by arguably the best coach in football right now, Pep Guardiola.
So it's hard to argue that the game has credentials - but what can you expect from it? Well, we're here to tell you.
First off, expect the expected. That is to say that the game is called Champion Eleven for a reason. You'll take on the role of manager, director and chairman of your very own team to put together your perfect squad from the Worlds best players. Famous talents like Ronaldo, Pogba, and Messi all appear in the game and they are all there waiting for you to fit together into your very own dream team. Player transfers, team tactics, training, and squad selection all factor into the game, just as you'd expect from any self respecting footie manager sim. So let's move on to the things you might not expect....
Many football management game's may stand accused of being laborious at time, especially for mobile users where most players will just want to drop in and out on their commute. Luckily Champion Eleven balances the thought and focus required for managing your team, with fast paced matches and arcade style elements, such as player packs, reward bonuses, and nifty little items like energy drinks and morale boosters to keep your players going.
Cool little gameplay elements like player upgrades almost lend a role playing feel to the game. If you feel like your team needs some extra tooth to its attack, then you can upgrade your striker a level by spending some funds (Champion Eleven's in-game currency). You're not just limited to boosting your player's stats either - you can use funds and tokens to upgrade facilities, like your training ground and stadium, which yield helpful items like medikits to keep your players off the reserve list and on the pitch.
Perhaps the best thing about the game though is that you won't be restricted to watching a bunch of dots ping about the screen during matches - although that is an adoption for the purists among you. For those that actually like to see their football simulations play out in full 3D, you won't be left disappointed, thanks to Champion Eleven's graphics engine and clever AI system, which lets your players perform exactly as you'd expect them too.
Best of all, as you progress through the early stages of the game you have the opportunity to move onto PvP matches in Champions League mode, where you can match tactical wits with other players in real time.
Champion Eleven will soon be arriving on both Android and iOS devices, so if you'd like to learn more about it, be sure to check out the official Champion Eleven page here. Go on, what are you waiting for?
Integrating both publishing and development, MeoGames is a comprehensive mobile game company that is committed to the vision of "bringing a different entertainment experience." MeoGames aims to be a major player in multiple facets of sports-related entertainment through the production of high-quality sports and cultural content.
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