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===Season 11===
 
===Season 11===
  
Season 11 marked the launch of Hattrick 5.0, and with it the current graphical interface. Hattrick also added more nations beyond Sverige: [[Danmark]], [[Suomi]], [[Argentina]], [[Deutschland]], [[England]], [[Italia]], [[México]] (originally as Span), and [[USA]]. Users who had previously played in Sverige and new users alike filled these nations. At this time the game had a capacity of roughly 12,000 users. The launch of Hattrick 5.0 shaped the game as it is today, adding features such as live matches, which replaced the matches that previously occurred during downtime each night, instant transfer processing, 15 different player skill levels including the current peak level 'divine,' and the "stars" system for player performance rating.
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Season 11 marked the launch of Hattrick 5.0, and with it the current graphical interface. Hattrick also added more nations beyond Sverige: [[Danmark]], [[Suomi]], [[Argentina]], [[Deutschland]], [[England]], [[Italia]], [[México]] (originally as Spain), and [[USA]]. Users who had previously played in Sverige and new users alike filled these nations. At this time the game had a capacity of roughly 12,000 users. The launch of Hattrick 5.0 shaped the game as it is today, adding features such as live matches, which replaced the matches that previously occurred during downtime each night, instant transfer processing, 15 different player skill levels including the current peak level 'divine,' and the "stars" system for player performance rating.
  
* New leagues: [[Argentina]], [[Danmark]], [[Deutschland]], [[England]], [[Italia]], [[México]] (as Spain), [[Suomi]], [[USA]]
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* New leagues: [[Argentina]], [[Danmark]], [[Deutschland]], [[England]], [[Italia]], [[México]] (originally as Spain), [[Suomi]], [[USA]].
  
 
===Season 12===
 
===Season 12===
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At the beginning of Season 12 teams were placed in the same series as they finished and the promotion/demotion system was established. Hattrick Supporter was launched before Season 13.
 
At the beginning of Season 12 teams were placed in the same series as they finished and the promotion/demotion system was established. Hattrick Supporter was launched before Season 13.
  
* Spain was renamed to [[México]]
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* Spain was renamed to [[México]];
* new leagues: [[Nederland]], [[Norge]]
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* new leagues: [[Nederland]], [[Norge]].
  
 
===Season 13===
 
===Season 13===
  
* new leagues: [[Brasil]], [[Canada]], [[Chile]], [[China]], [[Colombia]], [[España]], [[Hanguk]], [[India]], [[Ireland]], [[Misr]], [[Nippon]], [[ Oceania]], [[Perú]], [[Polska]], [[Portugal]], [[România]], [[Rossiya]], [[Scotland]], [[South Africa]], [[Türkiye]], [[Uruguay]], [[Venezuela]]
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* new leagues: [[Brasil]], [[Canada]], [[Chile]], [[China]], [[Colombia]], [[España]], [[Hanguk]], [[India]], [[Ireland]], [[Misr]], [[Nippon]], [[ Oceania]], [[Perú]], [[Polska]], [[Portugal]], [[România]], [[Rossiya]], [[Scotland]], [[South Africa]], [[Türkiye]], [[Uruguay]], [[Venezuela]].
  
 
===Season 14===
 
===Season 14===
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Conferences system and Hattrick mobile were added for Season 14.
 
Conferences system and Hattrick mobile were added for Season 14.
  
* new leagues: [[België]], [[Ísland]], [[Malaysia]], [[Österreich]], [[Schweiz]], [[Singapore]]
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* new leagues: [[België]], [[Ísland]], [[Malaysia]], [[Österreich]], [[Schweiz]], [[Singapore]].
  
 
===Season 15===
 
===Season 15===
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Season 15, which began in January 2002, marked the launch of [[Hattrick 6|Version 6]], the current version of Hattrick. Version 6 added the first official [[national teams]], and with it [[World Cup|World Cups]] and [[International friendly|international friendly matches]]. The first World Cup was held at the end of the season, with Sverige beating England 4-0. The developers also added [[special events]], a concept very familiar to those playing today. Special Events allowed players with special traits (such as Powerful or Head specialist) to perform a certain way in a match, whether by scoring a goal, surprising an opponent, or growing more tired due to the sun. Version 6 did not solve the growing economic problems within the game, however. The developers resorted to giving out 200,000 Euros (or the equivalent in each country's currency) to each team to boost the in-game economy, which had entered the equivalent of a depression.
 
Season 15, which began in January 2002, marked the launch of [[Hattrick 6|Version 6]], the current version of Hattrick. Version 6 added the first official [[national teams]], and with it [[World Cup|World Cups]] and [[International friendly|international friendly matches]]. The first World Cup was held at the end of the season, with Sverige beating England 4-0. The developers also added [[special events]], a concept very familiar to those playing today. Special Events allowed players with special traits (such as Powerful or Head specialist) to perform a certain way in a match, whether by scoring a goal, surprising an opponent, or growing more tired due to the sun. Version 6 did not solve the growing economic problems within the game, however. The developers resorted to giving out 200,000 Euros (or the equivalent in each country's currency) to each team to boost the in-game economy, which had entered the equivalent of a depression.
  
* The first [[World Cup]] is played in [[Nippon]] and [[Hanguk]].
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* The first [[World Cup]] is played in [[Nippon]] and [[Hanguk]];
* V. Division in Deutschland
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* V. Division in Deutschland.
  
 
===Season 16===
 
===Season 16===
  
* new leagues: [[Česká republika]], [[Eesti]], [[Hellas]], [[Hrvatska]], [[Indonesia]], [[Latvija]], [[Magyarország]], [[Philippines]] and [[Srbija i Crna Gora]]
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* new leagues: [[Česká republika]], [[Eesti]], [[Hellas]], [[Hrvatska]], [[Indonesia]], [[Latvija]], [[Magyarország]], [[Philippines]] and [[Srbija i Crna Gora]];
 
* The first [[U-20 World Cup]] is played.
 
* The first [[U-20 World Cup]] is played.
  
 
===Season 17===
 
===Season 17===
  
* new leagues: [[Chinese Taipei]], [[Hong Kong]]
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* new leagues: [[Chinese Taipei]], [[Hong Kong]].
  
 
===Season 18===
 
===Season 18===
  
* new leagues: [[Bulgaria]], [[Cymru]], [[Israel]], [[Slovenija]] (because of an error their first season is called 'season 2')
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* new leagues: [[Bulgaria]], [[Cymru]], [[Israel]], [[Slovenija]] (because of an error their first season is called 'season 2');
* VI. Division established in España, Nederland and Deutschland
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* VI. Division established in España, Nederland and Deutschland.
  
 
===Season 19===
 
===Season 19===
  
* new leagues: [[Bosna i Hercegovina]], [[Vietnam]]
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* new leagues: [[Bosna i Hercegovina]], [[Vietnam]];
* VII. Division in Nederland
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* VII. Division in Nederland.
  
 
===Season 20===
 
===Season 20===
  
* [[Hattrick 6.5]] was introduced
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* [[Hattrick 6.5]] was introduced;
* VI. Division established in Italia, Polska and Suomi
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* VI. Division established in Italia, Polska and Suomi;
* VII. Division in Schweiz
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* VII. Division in Schweiz.
  
 
===Season 21===
 
===Season 21===
  
* new leagues: [[Al Maghrib]], [[Bolivia]], [[Ecuador]], [[Føroyar]], [[Nigeria]]  and [[Paraguay]]
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* new leagues: [[Al Maghrib]], [[Bolivia]], [[Ecuador]], [[Føroyar]], [[Nigeria]]  and [[Paraguay]];
* IV. Division in Lietuva, Srbija i Crna Gora
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* IV. Division in Lietuva, Srbija i Crna Gora;
* V. Divison in Colombia, Hellas, Ireland, Uruguay
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* V. Divison in Colombia, Hellas, Ireland, Uruguay;
* VI. Division in Chile, France, Israel, Österreich
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* VI. Division in Chile, France, Israel, Österreich;
* VII. Division in Argentina, België, Deutschland and España
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* VII. Division in Argentina, België, Deutschland and España.
  
 
===Season 22===
 
===Season 22===
  
* new leagues: [[Saudi Arabia]], [[Tounes]], [[Costa Rica]], [[Lëtzebuerg]], [[Iran]], [[Republica Dominicana]], [[Cyprus]] and [[United Arab Emirates]]
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* new leagues: [[Saudi Arabia]], [[Tounes]], [[Costa Rica]], [[Lëtzebuerg]], [[Iran]], [[Republica Dominicana]], [[Cyprus]] and [[United Arab Emirates]].
  
 
===Season 23===
 
===Season 23===
  
* new leagues: [[Northern Ireland]], [[Belarus]], [[FYR Macedonia]], [[Panamá]], [[Kenya]] and [[Jamaica]]
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* new leagues: [[Northern Ireland]], [[Belarus]], [[FYR Macedonia]], [[Panamá]], [[Kenya]] and [[Jamaica]];
* VIII. Division in Deutschland
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* VIII. Division in Deutschland.
  
 
===Season 24===
 
===Season 24===
  
* new leagues: [[El Salvador]], [[Honduras]], [[Kyrgyzstan]], [[Malta]], [[Moldova]] and [[Shqiperia]]
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* new leagues: [[El Salvador]], [[Honduras]], [[Kyrgyzstan]], [[Malta]], [[Moldova]] and [[Shqiperia]];
* IX. Division in Deutschland
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* IX. Division in Deutschland.
  
 
===Season 25===
 
===Season 25===
  
* new leagues: [[Al Urdun]], [[Andorra]], [[Sakartvelo]] and [[Guatemala]]
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* new leagues: [[Al Urdun]], [[Andorra]], [[Sakartvelo]] and [[Guatemala]].
  
 
===Season 26===
 
===Season 26===
  
* new leagues: [[Suriname]], [[Nicaragua]], [[Trinidad & Tobago]] and [[Kazakhstan]]
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* new leagues: [[Suriname]], [[Nicaragua]], [[Trinidad & Tobago]] and [[Kazakhstan]];
* X. Division in Germany
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* X. Division in Germany.
  
 
===Season 27===
 
===Season 27===
  
* new leagues: [[Al Jazair]], [[Hayastan]], [[Lubnan]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Mongol Uls]] and [[Sénégal]].
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* new leagues: [[Al Jazair]], [[Hayastan]], [[Lubnan]], [[Liechtenstein]], [[Mongol Uls]] and [[Sénégal]];
* VII. Division in [[England]]
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* VII. Division in [[England]];
* XI. Division in Deutschland
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* XI. Division in Deutschland.
  
 
===Season 28===
 
===Season 28===
  
* new leagues: [[Bahrain]], [[Barbados]], [[Cabo Verde]] and [[Côte d’Ivoire]]
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* new leagues: [[Bahrain]], [[Barbados]], [[Cabo Verde]] and [[Côte d’Ivoire]].
  
 
===Season 29===
 
===Season 29===
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When the bot problem was at its worst, about half of the teams in a league level in [[Argentina]], a country that would otherwise fill its league pyramid, were bots, which barely offered any resistance for the active teams. To alleviate this problem, the league structure was changed so that levels 8 and 9 would double in size to 2048 leagues, and 10 and below would increase to 4096 teams. Following this restructuring, all bot teams at that time were relegated to the bottom division, replacing them by promoting extra teams from lower divisions.
 
When the bot problem was at its worst, about half of the teams in a league level in [[Argentina]], a country that would otherwise fill its league pyramid, were bots, which barely offered any resistance for the active teams. To alleviate this problem, the league structure was changed so that levels 8 and 9 would double in size to 2048 leagues, and 10 and below would increase to 4096 teams. Following this restructuring, all bot teams at that time were relegated to the bottom division, replacing them by promoting extra teams from lower divisions.
  
* new leagues: [[Al Iraq]] and [[Azerbaycan]]
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* new leagues: [[Al Iraq]] and [[Azerbaycan]].
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===Season 30===
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* new leagues: [[Al Kuwayt]], [[Angola]], [[Bangladesh]]; [[Srbija i Crna Gora]] will be divided into two separate leagues: [[Srbija]] and [[Crna Gora]].
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

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Hattrick was launched in 1997. At that time, Björn Holmér was the sole developer of the game. Its initial launch lasted only seven weeks (or rounds), and all changes to the team were made by submitting a HTML form with the user's username and password, meaning that the user never actually logged in to the interface. The release was re-coded and Version 2.0 was launched. The new release allowed for a total of 680 teams and added a few features still available today, such as the transfer list and a league pyramid (though teams' positions in the series were determined by random selection during the offseason). Season two also saw the first ever international match, between Sverige and Danmark, with Danmark winning 1-2.[6] This match was relatively meaningless, however, since the teams' players were clones of each other. A new version was re-launched the following season, and this release marked the debut of friendly matches and cup matches. The following season, Season 4, also added features such as training types beyond General, Set Pieces, and Stamina, and an expanded set of in-game skill levels.

Season 7, which began in July 1999, marked some real progress in the game. New tactical options were added so that teams could change their formation from the fundamental 4-4-2. Teams could also set their players' individual tactics, such as offensive or defensive. After Season 7, ExtraLives AB was formed and the team began development of Version 5.0. Roughly nine months later, Hattrick V.5 was launched.

Seasons

Season 11

Season 11 marked the launch of Hattrick 5.0, and with it the current graphical interface. Hattrick also added more nations beyond Sverige: Danmark, Suomi, Argentina, Deutschland, England, Italia, México (originally as Spain), and USA. Users who had previously played in Sverige and new users alike filled these nations. At this time the game had a capacity of roughly 12,000 users. The launch of Hattrick 5.0 shaped the game as it is today, adding features such as live matches, which replaced the matches that previously occurred during downtime each night, instant transfer processing, 15 different player skill levels including the current peak level 'divine,' and the "stars" system for player performance rating.

Season 12

At the beginning of Season 12 teams were placed in the same series as they finished and the promotion/demotion system was established. Hattrick Supporter was launched before Season 13.

Season 13

Season 14

Conferences system and Hattrick mobile were added for Season 14.

Season 15

Season 15, which began in January 2002, marked the launch of Version 6, the current version of Hattrick. Version 6 added the first official national teams, and with it World Cups and international friendly matches. The first World Cup was held at the end of the season, with Sverige beating England 4-0. The developers also added special events, a concept very familiar to those playing today. Special Events allowed players with special traits (such as Powerful or Head specialist) to perform a certain way in a match, whether by scoring a goal, surprising an opponent, or growing more tired due to the sun. Version 6 did not solve the growing economic problems within the game, however. The developers resorted to giving out 200,000 Euros (or the equivalent in each country's currency) to each team to boost the in-game economy, which had entered the equivalent of a depression.

Season 16

Season 17

Season 18

  • new leagues: Bulgaria, Cymru, Israel, Slovenija (because of an error their first season is called 'season 2');
  • VI. Division established in España, Nederland and Deutschland.

Season 19

Season 20

  • Hattrick 6.5 was introduced;
  • VI. Division established in Italia, Polska and Suomi;
  • VII. Division in Schweiz.

Season 21

  • new leagues: Al Maghrib, Bolivia, Ecuador, Føroyar, Nigeria and Paraguay;
  • IV. Division in Lietuva, Srbija i Crna Gora;
  • V. Divison in Colombia, Hellas, Ireland, Uruguay;
  • VI. Division in Chile, France, Israel, Österreich;
  • VII. Division in Argentina, België, Deutschland and España.

Season 22

Season 23

Season 24

Season 25

Season 26

Season 27

Season 28

Season 29

Announced more than a season in advance, the league reform was a major project that was completed during the off-season prior to season 29, in April 2006. At this time, the game's membership was 800,000 strong and the largest countries had swelled to over 60,000 users each, or 12 levels. The league reform intended to solve the problem of league pyramid capacity, since the growth of larger leagues, such as Nederland or Sverige, had made it necessary to add a new pyramid level almost every season. Before the league reform, the league pyramid only expanded in size from division 1 to division 6; pyramid levels in division 6 and below were all comprised of 1024 teams. Combined with the fact that new teams are only assigned in the bottom two divisions, this pyramid structure caused major problems with bot teams as they were accumulating in the lower divisions of large HT nations; Hattrick relies on the regular promotion/relegation system to move bot teams to the bottom of league pyramids over time.

When the bot problem was at its worst, about half of the teams in a league level in Argentina, a country that would otherwise fill its league pyramid, were bots, which barely offered any resistance for the active teams. To alleviate this problem, the league structure was changed so that levels 8 and 9 would double in size to 2048 leagues, and 10 and below would increase to 4096 teams. Following this restructuring, all bot teams at that time were relegated to the bottom division, replacing them by promoting extra teams from lower divisions.

Season 30

See Also

Translations

Maptrick

External Links

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