The inaugural World Tens Series Tournament slated for Bermuda across October and November will feature seven teams from around the world.
This is after eighth franchise side from South Ameria withdrew. According to the organizers, The current global pandemic escalating in the region and the need to respect and protect the island of Bermuda was the reason for their withdraw.
With now eight teams remaining, the format for the series has been adjusted to accommodate the seven franchises participating.
The first two tournaments, set for 24 October, will adopt league format, with each team playing each other twice across the weekend. The team with the most wins across the two series tournaments will win the World Tens League Title 2020 and be seeded number one for the WTS Cup.
The WTS Cup will be a knock-out play-off taking place on 7 November. The League Title winner and, number one seed, will receive a bye straight through to the semi-finals with the remaining six teams competing in a quarter-final match. Two Semi-finals and a Final will follow where the WTS Cup 2020 will be awarded to the winning team.
The seven confirmed franchises for the World Tens Series 2020 are SX1O (Cape Town) which has Kenya 7s stars Collins Injera Andrew Amonde, Willy Ambaka, Oscar Ouma and Oscar Dennis, Asia Pacific Dragons (Singapore), Phoenix (Middle East), London Royals (London), Miami Sun (Florida), Rhinos (Southern California) and Ohio Aviators (Columbus)
Additional information from World 10s