This is the preview website of Electronic Football Association. It allows you to get in touch with the development progress and discover the new features through well illustrated content.
You will be constently updated about the new features right here on this development website by AdmiralOwl, the webmaster of Electronic Association Football.
THE NEW ERA,
Electronic Football Association has now 12 years of existence, and we are exactly 1 year after the launch of the past season.
EFA has been a way for IOSoccer players to take part into well organized competitions and feel the pressure and the excitement of competitive matches just like true football (soccer) players.
That being said, IOSoccer and EFA both went through a lot of years and through new technologies on the computer sciences field. From spreadsheets to a web platform, EFA took the slow way into following the technology progress in term of esport organisation tools.
Then came AdmiralOwl into EFA staff first as a match admin and commentator. At the end of the 2018 season, with the help of Rage, the founder of EFA, AdmiralOwl decided to put his technical skills at work to help bringing EFA to a new era of modernity and efficiency.
CHANGES ARE COMING,
WHY THESE CHANGES AND THIS LONG DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ARE NEEDED?
Even if the past season ran rather smoothly for players, backstage has been another story. The matches had to be created and filled manually on the website, the teams had to be created and modified at teams leaders will by Rage, aswell as the rosters, which was taking an impressive amount of time.
The team leaders and players had no way to customize and edit their players and teams profiles freely and had to contact an Head Admin and then wait for the modifications to be applied by them, costing in the process another amount of time to the staff.
The technical staff (journalists, editors, streamers, commentators, match admins) was still using spreadsheets even tho we had a website, because skills needed to integrate such features weren't met before AdmiralOwl was here.
Creating, managing and looking at spreadsheets was a long process for everyone, and some people had to open different spreadsheets to find the data they wanted.
Statistics on the previous website were archaic and really limited for players, which wasn't suiting an esport competition as the matches are actually played for statistics and rankings.
HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKES?
Considering the previous website is obsolete for the new features, AdmiralOwl has to implement a whole new design and a bunch of new features to the website, which means at the end it will be actually a brand new website comparing the previous one.
The development process started in December 2018, AdmiralOwl worked everyday on it for 3 to 5 hours per day, all of that for free.
Considering that, most of the features have been developped and we are soon to be ready to go for a whole new era and new season.