On July 8th 1509 a very young Nostradamus had a vision:
He then prophesied the creation of a Blood Bowl League like no other exactly 500 years from that day!
July 8th 2009 was the day that had been prophesied. It was the day the first season of the Orca Cola Championship kicked off!!
In the months prior to this joyous moment our beloved game had been playtested by many coaches and leagues, of which the OCC was by far the largest (or so it has been told). And it is written that the league was created even before the game came out officially!!! (other people say that Cyanide waited to release the game, UNTIL the OCC was formed, which is the version we like to believe).
The founder (or one of the founders) of this soon to be legendary League was Zephire, a Blood Bowl enthousiast from Belgium. The early seasons redsuits counted amongst them a number of people who are still with us to this very day (like Pidpad and Doomy)
At its peak, the OCC was sporting 290 coaches among 29 divisions (tiers 2 to 8 and the ten Division 1 coaches).
Today, nearly 50!! seasons after its creation, the OCC is still going strong with about 200 coaches who enjoy the game together on a daily basis...and it is not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon!
In the early season it was coach Flix and his woodelves that dominated the OCC and taking home many of the OCC chamionshipthrophies!
Ever since then the OCC has been won by nearly all races, having added Bantha’s vamps just last season!
Over the years the team of directors changed, but most that dropped the green, remained in the Teal Council to support the Directors when in need. Early 2017 the ownership of the OCC changed hands. Zephire finally trusted the then ruling greensuits with his baby.
The OCC has know some crises, but one of the most notable ones was the sudden crash of BloodBowlManager. Everybody was panicking as to how we could check standing, do seedings etc:
Luckily we knew Doneagle who we now can thank for our very solid working Leaderboards.
Even though the transfer from BBCE to BB2 was a challenge, the Directors managed to make it happen in a smooth way.
So in conclusion:
The OCC has been running for 10 years and nearly 50 seasons and there aint no stopping us!
Now go out and use this in between time to celebrate our anniversary
by playing lots and lots of BRAWL!
Due to S12 falling mid summerholliday season, we postponed this thread till now. Given you all ample time to celebrate and congratulate