The main parameter by which groups are formed is the number of points scored at the previous festivals. The number of citizens in the township is not taken into account while the opponents are selected.

For instance, there are 20 citizens in the township and the half can be inactive; in another city there are could be only 5 citizens, but each of them can have a high VIP level and an Elite subscription. For this reason, groups are not formed by the number of citizens in the town; this parameter does not reflect the real activity of the township.

You always meet opponents of about the same level who you are able to compete with because you gain approximately the same number of cups at the previous festivals.

But still, there is an element of randomness in the selection, and your group can have both stronger and weaker opponents.

If your township participates in festival with an active and strong townships, do not worry, just continue playing, develop your township and soon your city will also be among the strongest in the game.

We wish you good luck at the further festivals! :)