Vipers are reigning champions and do not have to face the supposedly best teams in the group stage. However, Storhamar does not, which will be up against both Györ, Esbjerg and Metz. They were all in the Final4 playoffs last season.
Vipers has, among others, Odense and Krim Ljubljana’s group.
Elverum, who at times impressed in the Champions League last year, will face tough opponents in Barcelona, Kiel and Kielce, among others. They were all three in the Final4 playoffs last season.
In addition, the Hungarian team Pick Szeged and Danish Aalborg are waiting.
Barcelona are reigning champions after beating Kielce in the final, while Kiel took third place ahead of Vezprem.
This is the group:
Odense (Denmark), Vipers Kristiansand (Norway), Crimea Ljubljana (Slovenia), Bietigheim (Germany), Brest (France), FTC Hungaria (Hungary), Banik Most (Czech Republic), CSM Bucharest (Romania).
Györ (Hungary), Metz (France), Rapid Bucharest (Romania), Buducnost (Montenegro), Storhamar (Norway), Team Esbjerg (Denmark), Kastamonu (Turkey), Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia).
Paris Saint-Germain (France), Magdeburg (Germany), GOG (Denmark), Porto (Portugal), Dinamo Bucharest (Romania), Vezprem (Hungary), Wisla Plock (Poland), PPD Zagreb (Croatia).
Select Szeged (Hungary), Barcelona (Spain), Celje (Slovenia), Kielce (Poland), Kiel (Germany), Nantes (France), Elverum (Norway), Aalborg (Denmark).