This article is updated with the Spring 2019 update that changed the reward system.
Clan War Leagues - also know as CWL - is a type of Clan Wars where your clan will battle against 8 clans and was introduced on the October 2018 update.
On CWL your clan joins a group of 8 clans to battle against each other on a series of 7 consecutive 24-hour wars. To start, a Leader or Co-Leader must sign up the clan to participate.
- 1. How to Sign-Up
- 2. 8 Days, 7 Wars, 1 Attack/Day
- 3. Matchmaking / Unfair Battles
- 4. Clan War + Clan War League
- 5. Clan Promotion
- 6. Rewards - League Medals Calculation
- 7. Extra Bonus
- 8. CWL Overall Rank
CWL happens once every month. This event is always previously announced on the events tab with a countdown. Once the the sign-up period starts the leaders of your Clan have 2 days to choose the members and sign-up your clan.
The minimum number of members to participate on this new War is 15.
Starting on April 2019, the Clan can sign-up to 15vs15 or 30vs30 wars. After the sign-up, there is no way to change and you must go through the 7 days of war with that size. Clans on Champions League can only make 15vs15 wars.
Even tough this is the minimum, you can pick more player to participate. Since the event is seven 24-hour wars you can substitute members every day. Think about this as a football team: if the player is not participating as he should, he can be replaced.
Tip: we recommend signing up all member to the CWL, so even players that won't attack will get League Medals for the victories.
The whole event lasts a total of 8 days, with the first day being a preparation day followed by seven 24-hour wars.
On the first day of preparation, you have to fill up the clan castles with defense troops. But this doesn't mean we will have only one preparation day, there are actually 7 preparation days. Once a war starts, the preparation for the next war starts as well, where not only you have to fill up the Clan Castles, but also choose the members that will participate on the next one. This is how you can replace bad players for the next war. The moment a war ends, the next one starts immediately.
Another very important change from regular wars is the fact that each member can only make one attack per war, making every attack very important. If a player doesn't attack, an enemy village will not be attacked at all.
The matchmaking is based only on the current league your clan is. It's a ladder-based war. There is no war-weight, Town Hall levels, Engineered Bases, nothing, only the War League your clan is matters, making this a truly skill-based game mode.
One quick note, the first time you enter on a CWL your clan will automatically enter a specific league. This league is based on the 15 strongest players of your clan. The higher your league is, stronger your clan and enemies should be.
On the first CWL event there were many complains of unfair matchmaking, but as soon as the stronger clans level up, the battles will start to be fair. It will take some time, but eventually you will be match against clans just as good as your clan.
A Clan can only participate in one war type at a time: Clan War Leagues, regular Clan Wars or a Friendly War. If your Clan decides to not participate on CWL, it can call regular Clan Wars without issues.
A member that was not selected to join the CWL can also leave the Clan, join another Clan and participate on their Wars, he will not be ineligible.
Once the Clan War League is over, the clan(s) with more stars will be promoted to the next League. The worst ones, demoted.
The number of clans promoted/demoted depends on the current league the clan is.
|War League(s)||Clans Promoted||Clans Demoted|
|Bronze I & Bronze II||3||1|
|Silver II - Crystal II||2||2|
|Crystal I - Chapion II||1||2|
There are two types of rewards on CWL: League Medals and resources (loot).
On every attack the player will get some loot as a bonus (it is not actually stolen from the enemy). This works just as the loot you get on regular Clan Wars.
However, on CWL players will also get League Medals as a reward. League Medals are a special currency that can only be obtained through CWL and can only be used on the League Shop, the only place that you can buy Magic Hammers.
The amount of League Medals you get on Clan War Leagues depends on your League, on the final position of your Clan on the competition and on the amount of Stars you've obtained during the League. If you didn't attack on CWL but was included on the roaster, you will get medals as well:
|War League||1st Place||2nd Place||3rd Place||4th Place||5th Place||6th Place||7th Place||8th Place|
However, you will only get a the maximum reward if you obtained 8 or more Stars during the CWL. Here is the list that shows the % of League Medals you will get based on how many Stars you earned:
|Stars Earned||% of Medals Received|
It's important to note that even is you didn't earn any Star (or didn't attack at all) you will get a small amount of League Medals (20%). For this reason we recommend signing up all members of your clan, even if some members will not participate on the actual wars.
Just by being on the roster will give you 20% of the medals. Each star will give you an extra 10%, limited by 8, which ends up awarding you 100% of the possible League Medals.
At the end there is one last cool feature: the Leader of Co-Leader can give a special bonus to the players they think deserve the most. Any player can be selected, even the ones that didn't attack or left the clan.
A table with complete stats of the participating members will be showed and the leaders will choose is going to get the extra bonus.
The bonus amount and the number of players eligible to receive the bonus the Clan War League your clan is. Based on your League, there is a minimum of players that will get the bonus. Extra bonuses will be granted to each victory your clan had on CWL.
|War League||Number of Guaranteed Bonuses||League Medals per Bonus|
Want to find out who is the best of the best? Now you can. Introduced on the Summer 2019 Update, you can see the overall Clan rank for the Champion League on CWL.