Proleague to start on April 12
Shinhan Bank Proleague 2008 will kick off on the 12th of April with the same 12 teams that participated last season. It seems like the issue with Samsung Khan has been resolved and the rumors of ACE disbanding have been proven false.
2008's season will work slightly different than previous seasons, as it will only last 6 months and have its Grand Final on the 2nd of August. So it's basically only half a season.
In September 2008 Proleague Season 08/09 will begin with some format changes. Until now the Proleague Seasons have been divided into a 1st half and 2nd half, both halves with playoffs and final. After that, the 1st half and 2nd half champion would battle it out once again in the ultimate Grand Final. The new system however, will consist of 4 rounds, meaning each team has to play all other teams 4 times (4x11matches = 44 matches in total for each team). After this is finished, six teams will qualify for the playoffs. The #1 ranked team will automatically qualify for the grand final. Team #3 will play against Team #6, Team #4 will play against Team #5. The winners of those matches will play each other. The winner of this match will then play Rank #2. And the winner of this match will then finally play against Rank #1 in the Grand Final.
I'm sorry, I guess this was very confusing, maybe someone can draw a tournament table or so :p
An official press conference will be held on the 10th of April.