The Altador Cup is an anual event that takes place during the months of Relaxing and Swimming (June in July) The first Altador Cup was in year 8 (2006). After having over 10 million participants it's first year, TNT decided to make it anual.
There are 16 teams in each Altador Cup that each epresent a different land. In Altador Cup I the 16 teams were Altador, Brightvale, Darigan Citadel, Faerieland, Haunted Woods, Kiko Lake, Krawk Island, Kreludor, Lost Desert, Maraqua, Meridell, Mystery Island, Roo Island, Terrer Mountain, Tyrannia and Virtupets. But next year, the land of Shenkuu was discovered, making there an uneven ammount of teams. Ever since then, TNT has decided to sit one of the less popular teams out each year; Kreludor in AC II, Kiko Lake in AC III and Brightvale in AC IV.
There are currently 4 games you can play during the AC season, each of them contributing point to your team.
The first, and major game of the Cup is yooyuball. The controls are pretty basic, using the mouse to move and clicking to shoot. Hover over one of your players to activate them, The aim is pretty simple, to get the ball into the goal.
There are 3 different formations you can put your players in. The basic one, 2 fowards, 2 defender, or you could have 1 foward & 3 defenders or 3 fowards & 1 defender. Experiement to see which one works the best for you.
There are 7 different types of yooyus in this game (the yooyu is a petpet that can turn itself into a ball, and is used as you game ball): normal, fire, snow, faerie, Darigan, mutant and clockwork.