The main issue in Sorare when you want to play So5 is to have players who play (elementary, my dear Watson!). And if your usual 5 will perform for a good part of the year, you might have a hole during the off-season if you don’t find another 5 in the other active leagues. But which leagues still play when your major 5 is on vacation? Let’s look together at the calendar of leagues in Sorare in 2021 / 2022.
Credits: the chart below is from the excellent work of the French Streamer Deglingo MPG, which allows me to reuse his original document, available (in French) in his tweet. Feel free to find him on YouTube, Twitch or Twitter. And once again, thanks to him for sharing!
Covered leagues in Sorare
As of this writing, Sorare covers 37 leagues, including domestic leagues and various international competitions. However, while Sorare covers some leagues like the Chinese Super League, the clubs are not yet available in the game. Therefore, the coverage is more limited and covers essentially 17 leagues, gathered in the picture below.
The picture shows a duality between the European leagues and 5 leagues: the J1 League, the K League 1, the MLS championship, the Argentinean championship and finally the Brazilian championship. Very useful to know where to build your second major 5!
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The Champion region is relatively homogeneous and except for the Christmas period, the clubs play on the same weekends. Find below the different days in each of the 5 big European leagues.
The Challenger region has two specificities: the Russian and Austrian championships.
The Russian and Austrian leagues have very good players, at competitive prices. But they also have a huge flaw: the winter break. Indeed, their leagues stop every year between mid-December and the end of February, which can be very penalizing for players with few cards. So be careful if you invest in Russian or Austrian cards to have players able to take over during this period.
Moreover, the Austrian championship has another characteristic: it contains only 12 teams! And this is a problem. Explanations. When you invest in a card, you want to make a profitable investment. This is true regardless of a player’s investment profile. In addition to the profits generated by a card, the profitability of a card is also reflected in its use.
Let’s take an example to illustrate my point. You invest X dollars in a rare card of a player from a 20-team league and the same amount in a rare card of a player from the Austrian league. For simplicity, we will assume that both players are starters, have similar grades and do not get injured during the season. For the same amount of money, the card of a 20-club league will allow you to participate in 1.7 times more game weeks than the Austrian card over a calendar year. 38 game weeks for the former, 22 game weeks only for the Austrian league.
Therefore, be careful when buying an Austrian card. It may be cheaper than another card, but it will also serve less purpose than its counterpart. What looks cheap may actually be more expensive than originally thought.
Note that the case has been slightly simplified to illustrate the difference in the number of clubs in a league, but the Austrian league has a mini-league between the top 6 after the first 22 games. Therefore, for 6 teams, the ratio will be less dramatic than the one presented above.
With the exception of the Mexican championship which will spread a final phase between its 2 mini-championships from mid-December to January 2022, the American championships will stop around mid-December.
They will then resume at very different dates:
- The Mexican championship will start in February 2022 with its second championship, Clausura ;
- The Argentinean championship will start in February 2022 with its second championship, Clausura, in the same way as the Mexican championship;
- The MLS will start again around mid-April 2022;
- The Brazilian championship will resume around June 2022.
The J1 League and K League are relatively well synchronized and will also end in mid-December, like the US leagues, before starting their new season around the end of February 2022.
You now know the schedule of the main leagues in Sorare in 2021 / 2022. This will allow you to better understand the average prices of the cards according to the championships and to appreciate the real value of a card according to its performance, but also its usefulness throughout the year.
In the next article we will start a series of articles to help you identify the key criteria for buying good players on Sorare. The first article will be dedicated to buying a goalkeeper on Sorare.
See you soon,