championship-manager-scoutingA football management game can easily lose its touch if one of the most important aspects – the player data – is lacking or, even worse, is inaccurate! Except for the Football Manager series that keeps building its player base for years, both Championship Manager and FIFA Manager were lacking in terms of accurate player data (and especially the number of indexed players). Starting this year things will change, at least when it comes to Championship Manager.

The developers of the highly anticipated game, Beautiful Game Studios, have just announced that they have signed a partnership with IMScouting, an online scouting resource that holds data for hundreds of thousands of players: which is, in other words, exactly what a resurrected game like CM 2010 needs!

Currently used by some of the world’s most high profile clubs including Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Panathanaikos, Lille, Club Brugge, Olympiakos, IFK Gothenburg, Anderlecht and many more, blends updated information, including injuries, estimated market value and skills ratings, with an advanced search engine that is groundbreaking in the world of scouting for professional footballers.

Roy Meredith, general manager of Championship Manager, said: “This exciting partnership with IMScouting will ensure that players of our game will be using a replica of the same database to scout their footballers as a host of top flight clubs do across Europe’s best leagues.”

So yes, we can say that things are looking and sounding really great for Championship Manager 2010. The competition will be really hot this year, that’s certainly a fact!