In the EHF Champions League Women, upgrade requests from the following teams have been confirmed:
- Ikast Håndbold (Denmark)
- Brest Bretagne Handball (France)
- DVSC Schaeffler (Hungary)
- FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria (Hungary)
- MKS Zaglebie Lubin (Poland)
- CS Rapid Bucuresti (Romania)
- IK Sävehof (Sweden)
Teams with a fixed place are: Odense Håndbold, Team Esbjerg (both Denmark), Metz Handball (France), SG BBM Bietigheim (Germany), Györi Audi ETO KC (Hungary), WHC Buducnost (Montenegro), Vipers Kristiansand (Norway), CSM Bucuresti (Romania), and Krim Mercator Ljubljana (Slovenia).
In the EHF Champions League Women, the national federations of France, Hungary, Norway made use of the possibility, which was also confirmed by the EXEC in March, to request two upgrades from the EHF European League to the EHF Champions League. The national federation of Denmark had the chance to make one request in addition to the two places they had available already.
The upgrade requests from Lokomotiva Zagreb (Croatia), Neptunes de Nantes (France), Sola HK, Storhamar Handball Elite (both Norway) and Kastamonu Belediyesi GSK (Türkiye) were not confirmed. The clubs subsequently have a place in the EHF European League Women.
The draw for the men’s and women’s EHF Champions League will take place on 27 June at 11:00 CEST in Vienna. For both competitions, teams will be drawn in two groups of eight.
The first playing day for the EHF Champions League Women is the weekend of 9-10 September 2023. The men’s teams will play their first matches on 13-14 September 2023.