22 February 2023

GCL Team Launch - What you might've missed!

GCL Team Launch - What you might've missed!

In what was revealed as potentially the most competitive GCL season to date, the starting grid for the 2023 ultimate teams challenge was revealed last week. 

Team Owners, trainers and managers have been busy strengthening squads and renewing contracts in a clear sign of how competitive the new season will be. With more than €36 million in the overall season prize purse for GCL & LGCT, all 16 teams will be battling for glory with their sights fixed on victory at the high-stakes GCL Finals. 

With many headline moves for the season ahead, all 16 teams are set to bring serious firepower in the pursuit of championship glory:

  • Moncao Aces & Mexico Amigos make a return to the GCL starting grid in 2023
  • Shanghai Swans pick up German maestro Daniel Deusser to boost their firepower
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut transfers to Madrid In Motion
  • Mark Rein's Rome Gladiators powered by ClipMyHorse.TV secure Michael Duffy 
  • Popular Dutch Champion Frank Schuttert joins the roster of Georgina Bloomberg's New York Empire powered by Lugano Diamonds
  • Hungry for success the St Tropez Pirates have a huge shake-up, signing 4 new riders Angelica Augustsson Zanotelli, Katrin Eckermann, Simon Delestre and Marlon Modolo Zanotelli.
  • Jur Vrieling switches to Jennifer Gates' team, Paris Panthers for the competitive 2023 season
  • Istanbul Warriors bring exciting U25 talent Johanna Beckmann to the fold
  • Brand new team for 2023 the Riyadh Blue squad powered by AlHilal 
  • Cannes Stars brings accomplished line up of cross-continental stars to the fold
  • Reigning World Number 1, Henrik von Eckermann anchors Scandinavian Vikings in star-studded line up
  • Enter: Riesenbeck International Feilding the same team as last year's Berlin Eagles, Team Owner and rider Ludger Beerbaum aims for top podium position
  • Valkenswaard United freshen up with the addition of Olivier Lazarus 
  • Dream team in Pieter Devos, Niels Bruynseels and Anna Kellnerova return with Prague Lions
  • Why change if it's not broken? Stockholm Hearts retain same six riders for 2023 season 
My vision is clear. Only the best for the best.
Jan Tops - Founder & President