|02 July 2008|
FIBA Europe and ULEB have announced the official names and formats of two of Europe´s most promising men´s clubs competitions: EuroCup and EuroChallenge.
EuroCup (formerly known as ULEB Cup) will be contested by 32 clubs. 24 teams qualify automatically while eight more places will be earned through two elimination rounds. The EuroCup champion will play in next season's Euroleague.
EuroChallenge (formerly known as FIBA EuroCup) will feature 32 clubs. Eight will qualify directly to qualifying round one of the competition and eight more will advance through a 32 team elimination round. The field will be rounded out by the 16 losing teams from the elimination rounds of the EuroCup. The top two clubs of EuroChallenge will be promoted to next season's EuroCup.