GPL Season 2 Is Starting!
The second season of the Asia’s professional League of Legends league is starting on 4th of January 2013. Eight teams will compete in a round robin format group stage with the highest ranking teams going to the offline playoffs of the Garena Premier League.
The total prize pool is still unknown, but we know that the prize pool was $ 40,000 for the last year’s season.
The roster of teams for the tournament has been expanded from last years and this season we will see eight professional teams that will be competing in the Garena Premier League:
|Bangkok Titans||Kuala Lumpur Hunters|
|Manila Eagles||Saigon Jokers|
|Singapore Sentinels||ahq e-Sports Club|
|Fantastic Five||Taipei Assassins|
The format of the tournament is probably going to be the same as the last season: the season lasted for 20 weeks with round robin matchups and each match being the best of one. The team with the highest score will advance straight to the finals, while the second and third team will go to the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be a Best-of-Three and the finals will be in the Best-of- Five format.
It seems that 2013 will be starting with some great League of Legends action in the eastern scene with the continuation of the OGN: the Champions Winter playoffs and the start of the new GPL season. Who are you favorites for this year’s GLP? Are Taipei Assassins going to be dethroned? Let us know in the comment section below!
Happy New Year!
Sources: GPL Offical Site