Franchise Manager – InanimateJ
Season 13 teams – FL, AL, CL, ML
The Dodgers are one of the six founding teams in the MLE. Their first season, they were captained by the former President of MLE, Gamingbear. The team would go on to be captained by several prominent MLE members such as longtime Wolves GM Wray, and longtime Demolition GM Dejay, before InanimateJ took over as General Manager in Season 9. The Dodgers are also one of only two teams of the original six to not go through a name change. This add up to the Dodgers having great pride in their roots and history to the league.
Along with being founding members, the Dodgers Franchise boasts winning the second ever MLE Championship. After their starting success however, a second Championship would elude the Dodgers for 10 seasons. They took home Division titles in season 5 and 6, but it wasn’t until season 12 that their Champion League team made a heroic run and secured them a second title in the standard mode.
Dodgers Franchise Manager InanimateJ describes his team as a, “laid-back, choose-your-own pace type of franchise, made up of closely-knit players across all the teams in the franchise. No matter how invested you want your MLE experience to be, the Dodgers will have room for you to be a part of a historic franchise dating back to the founding of the organization.” When asked what kind of players the Dodgers are looking for in season 13, J said: “In our players, we look for people who can look inward first, to find what they want to achieve and what they need to help achieve those goals. Players who put in what they want to get out of their time in MLE are ideal candidates for joining the Dodgers.”
Dodgers Discord: https://discord.gg/uaM5BQ4
Franchise Manager – Ray Finkle
Season 13 teams – FL, AL, CL, ML
The Elite are another founding team in MLE and one of the most historic teams in the league. Along with the Dodgers, the Elite are the only other team from the original six to have kept their team name from the beginning. And with early success in the league, the Elite established themselves as a winning team from the very beginning. With 12 team leaders, the franchise has been captained or managed by more MLE members than maybe any other. But the tradition of success has continued season after season through each manager.
The Elite have a lot to celebrate when it comes to their history. The inaugural season of MLE saw the Elite winning the first ever Championship. After only one season of missing, out the Elite returned to win a second Championship in season three. A lot of this early success for the Elite can be contributed to HalfShelledHero, the founder of Minor League Doubles (now MLE), and the Captain for the Elite from seasons 1-3. After season three, the Elite would experience a drought from even a Conference final until season 9 where the Elite became Premier League champions. Then again, in season 11, the Champion League 2s team won another championship. For those keeping count, that is a total of four championships, making the Elite the holders of the most titles in MLE history.
The Elite try to tie their competitive spirit hand in hand with their emphasis on a friendly community. As Ray Finkle describes it, “The Elite franchise is an environment filled with non toxic players who have fun and cut up with each other. Above all, at the end of the day, we have a chemistry, trust each other, and want to win. I guess you would classify that as a fun/competitive atmosphere.” Here is what Ray had to say about the type of players they would like to draft this season: “I’d say what we are looking for in a player is one that have a sense of humor, non-toxic, dependable, and just wants to have a good time and enjoy the experience of MLE. I like to say that you can always coach skill, but it’s nearly impossible to coach attitude. We want all our players to see MLE as a place to come to unwind after a stressful day and just have some fun with friends from all over the world.”
Elite Discord: https://discord.gg/W49PqFQQvr
Franchise Manager – Chaser
Season 13 teams – FL, AL, CL, ML, PL
The Bulls are one of four teams who are technically a founding franchise. The League, then known as Minor League Doubles, had four teams under different franchise names. Among those teams was the Bulls, then known as Aerial Attack. The Bulls have had a few leaders over the years with a GM or captain managing for 2 or 3 years and then handing off the torch.
Though the Bulls went to a final in seasons 4, 7, and 8, it wasn’t until season 11 that this historic franchise won a Championship. Their first Championship was in Premiere League 2s. In season 12, the Bulls won a second championship in PL 3s. The team also had several teams knocking on the door in season 12 with Academy League winning both Division titles and Master League taking home a Conference title in 3s. Though the Bulls have had a quiet history, their recent success makes them a franchise to watch going forward.
Those looking to join the Bulls will be glad to know the team treats their players like a big gaming family. Or as FM Chaser puts it, “The Bulls are a fun filled franchise with all the makings of a family feel to it. We like to joke around with each other a lot and enjoy the successes of all of our teams.” And what are the Bulls looking for in a player this season? Here is what Chaser had to say on that topic: “We’re looking for a player that wants to compete to win the division and have fun with it. We consistently find ourselves battling for the division title and want to continue the winning ways of the Bulls this season.”
Bulls Discord: https://discord.gg/3Q4Ztvq
Franchise Manager – Taelo
Season 13 teams – FL, AL, CL, ML, PL
The Tyrants joined the League in season 8 as part of an 8 team expansion to bring the league to its current number of 32 teams. The Tyrants started in the Topaz division before the conference realignment in season 9 set them in the historic Volcanic Division. The Tyrants have been led by only two previous GMs before Tealo took over the franchise in season 12.
Though the Tyrants are a young franchise, they have a history of winning. In their inaugural season, the Academy League team won their division and the Champion League team took home the league title. In their second season, the Foundation League became season 9 champions. The FL team would go on to win back to back titles in season 10. This give the Tyrants 3 Championships and leaves them tied for second most titles heading into season 13.
The Tyrants have already established a culture in their short history and FM Taelo has been helping to shape it. On the topic of their team culture they said, “The atmosphere of our franchise is very loose socially with people looking to have fun in a niche community but also organizationally rigid as we seek to maintain a professional presence for those outside looking in.” The Tyrants continue to look for players with that signature Tyrants presence this season. Taelo said he is, “looking for go-getter members , those seeking an experience that is entertaining but also are searching for a community that feels more like an coherent franchise rather than a random assortment of teams. Essentially, dedication and passion are the two traits we value the most.”
Tyrants Discord: https://discord.gg/jW87KfB