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ManagerZone Fifteen Days of Fun – Day 10!


On September 26th, it has been 15 years since ManagerZone was unveiled to the world. What began as a small-scale experiment in the south of Sweden, fuelled by a group of sports game enthusiasts, soon became a global sensation. Millions of people have been, and continue to be, thrilled by the prospect of developing their club from the ground up.


We are all very proud of having been part of something so awesome for so long.




Federation Passes discount!



Federations is a great way for managers with common interests to get together and interact as well as compete with each other. We encourage more managers to join the Federation Community and therefore lower the prices for Federation Passes, as well as creating new Federations.


New discount prices:
Silver Federation Pass: 5PT instead of 10PT (Join up to 5 Federations)
Gold Federation Pass: 12PT instead of 25PT (Join up to 20 Federations)
Create Federation: 10PT instead of 25PT



The discount starts today (Saturday, September 24th) and ends on October 5th (10.00 CET)
2016-09-23, 12:00

ManagerZone Fifteen Days of Fun – Day 9!


On September 26th, it has been 15 years since ManagerZone was unveiled to the world. What began as a small-scale experiment in the south of Sweden, fuelled by a group of sports game enthusiasts, soon became a global sensation. Millions of people have been, and continue to be, thrilled by the prospect of developing their club from the ground up.


We are all very proud of having been part of something so awesome for so long.



Friendly Cup discount!




Friendly Cups are awesome and now they are even Friendlier! We are reducing the cost to create or join a regular Friendly Cup to just 3 Power Tokens!


The discount starts today (Friday, September 23rd) and ends on October 5th (10.00 CET)


Stay tuned because the fifteen days of fun is far from over. We will start awesome deals and events every day for fifteen days!
2016-09-22, 16:00

ManagerZone Fifteen Days of Fun – Day 8!


On September 26th, it has been 15 years since ManagerZone was unveiled to the world. What began as a small-scale experiment in the south of Sweden, fuelled by a group of sports game enthusiasts, soon became a global sensation. Millions of people have been, and continue to be, thrilled by the prospect of developing their club from the ground up.



We are all very proud of having been part of something so awesome for so long.


Interview with a 2001 beta tester: eldilon



As part of the fifteen year anniversary we will release a new edition of the International The Zone next week. Today we are going to treat you to a sneak peek from it. You may recognise Eldilon as a current member of our Crew, but what you may not know, is that he was part of the very early group of volunteer beta testers back in 2001, prior to the game being launched and long before being hired.

Q: What is the story behind your participation as a Beta tester for MZ?
I knew a couple of the guys that developed the game at that time. They needed beta testers and contacted a bunch of people to participate. The beta testing phase was fairly short if I remember correctly, but extended periods of external beta testing were not as common back then as it is now.

Q: What was your first impression of the game?
My first impression was that it was fun and already at the time pretty difficult to master. As is always the case with new games everything was unknown and you just had to constantly try things, since no one knew the correct way to do stuff.

Q: Can you name some main differences between the game now and then?
Much was different in the start. The game today includes so much more. Back then there were for example only the senior leagues and there were no viewers for watching the game, only the match report text. The tactical choices were also limited and you could not use any tactic rules to make changes during a match. Especially the lack of match viewers made the tactical part very difficult. You spent long periods of time reading the match report, trying to decipher what actually happened and what you should try to change to improve your team.

Q: At what point did you start to feel that you were "hooked" in the game?
Actually already in the Beta test-phase. We did not get to keep our beta-teams when the game launched, and I remember the mix of disappointment over not being allowed to continue to develop that team, and the nervous excitement waiting for the new "real" team to appear.

Q: As a new Manager back then, what aspects of the game appealed to you the most?
At the time the fact that you got to play against other humans and not just a computer AI was pretty important. Online gaming were not nearly as widespread as today and it was refreshing (and extremely challenging) to compete with real people.

Another thing I found appealing was the feeling that you created your own story in the game. I had played other football management games before, and enjoyed it, but with MZ I was really managing my own team. If I control a famous (or for that matter more obscure) team in a manager game, I can still never really shake the feeling that I am just acting a part. The team's players are usually well known, and I know that there are probably thousands of other players that are also managing the exact same team right this minute. In MZ the team is really mine, with Players that I learn to love (or dislike) based on what happens in the game.


These were just some of the questions we asked eldilon. Read the full interview in the upcoming edition of the International The Zone, due out next week!


And for a trip down nostalgia highway, here are some early screenshots of how the game used to look back in 2001 to 2005:





2016-09-22, 09:37

Facebook Page Likes - Reminder and Update!

Earlier this week (as a part of our 'Fifteen Days of Fun' celebration) we published News about our Facebook Like Challenge. After only four days, we have already gained more than 1,200 new likes which brings us to a total of 31,350 likes as of right now - Only 150 likes from reaching the first level of 1,500 new likes and an extra €30,000 bonus after completing the tour!

Many people have liked the Facebook Page, however, some of you have only liked the content posted on the Page, and not the actual Page. Therefore we encourage you to like the Facebook Page as well.


Don't miss out on the interesting content posted daily on our Facebook Page, and don't miss out on the extra bonus linked to the tour!

2016-09-21, 15:01

ManagerZone Fifteen Days of Fun – Day 7!

On September 26th, it has been 15 years since ManagerZone was unveiled to the world. What began as a small-scale experiment in the south of Sweden, fuelled by a group of sports game enthusiasts, soon became a global sensation. Millions of people have been, and continue to be, thrilled by the prospect of developing their club from the ground up.

We are all very proud of having been part of something so awesome for so long.






New Achievements with 15th Anniversary theme


Achievements have been a popular concept since its release. Therefore, as a part of the 15th Anniversary celebration; your chairman has decided to release a new Achievement Chain - including four new Achievements with a 15th Anniversary theme.

The four new Achievements will be part of a new chain and by completing it; your chairman will reward you with €60,000 to support your engagement with the club.

The following four achievements have been added:

Running The Show - Earn 15 points in the U21 National Team weekly table (any country).
Break your Maker - Earn 15 points in the Crew Team Challenge weekly table.
World Beater - Earn 15 points in the Senior National Team weekly table (any country).
Calling The Shots - Earn 15 points in the Top Team Challenge weekly table (any country).
Note: The Achievement Chain can be completed any week, even after the 15th Anniversary is over.



In addition to the 15th Anniversary themed Achievements, we wanted to help new users by encouraging them to visit the beginners guide and therefore added one extra Achievement:

ABC - Visit the Beginners Guide.
Note: This Achievement is not included in the new chain.



We are almost half way through the Fifteen Days of Fun, but there is still more to come. Stay tuned!
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