VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season VII will begin on the 20th of July with the 12 teams all set to battle once again for the crown. Defending champion Bengaluru Bulls will play three-time champion Patna Pirates in the second game of the opening day. Telugu Titans returns to Hyderabad, Bengaluru Bulls returns to Bengaluru, and Jaipur Pink Panthers to Jaipur for the upcoming season. All teams will play four matches in their respective home legs — on Saturdays, Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They will get four days of rest before and after every home game. Each team takes on every other team twice in the group stage, and the top six teams at the end of the phase will qualify for the playoffs.