The 2014 season of the KeSPA StarCraft II ProLeague is set to kick off this December 28, 2013. This will be the first Proleague to be broadcasted by SPOTV Games.
Round 1 will start on December 29th and will run for 8months long journey.
SPL will be broadcasted on SPOTV Games and SPOTV2 at 19:00 KST every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Each match will be played at the Arena of NEXON e-sports stadium which is newly constructed, and will also be made available for viewers on Twitch.tv and YouTube.
The following teams have chosen to participate in this season of the Proleague:
- KT Rolster
- Samsung Galaxy Khan
- SK Telecom T1
- CJ Entus
- Jin Air Greenwings
This season will have four rounds and each round will be played in round robin BO5 Proleague format. Each round will also have its own playoffs where top four teams will fight for the title of round winner. The round winner gets 40 extra points and USD ~$15,000 while the second best team gets awarder with 10 extra points and USD ~$5,000. The round playoffs will be in BO7 all-kill format. Top 4 teams in regular part of the season will qualify for post-season playoffs which will be played as best BO3 of BO7 matches with the formats alternating between Proleague, all-kill and Proleague again. Playoffs format has changed to single elimination bracket with the #1 team playing vs #4, and #2 vs #3. The grand finals are played as a single BO7 match. The winners are awarded with USD ~$50,000 while runner-up gets USD ~$20,000.
Round 1 Preview
- Sunday, December 29th (19:00 KST): MVP vs SKT T1 followed by IM vs Prime
- Monday, December 30th (19:00 KST): Samsung Galaxy KHAN vs Jin Air Greenwings followed by KT Rolster vs CJ Entus
- Tuesday, December 31st (19:00 KST): MVP vs IM followed by SKT T1 vs Prime
The map pool has also been finalized and the tournament will be bringing two new maps.
The list of maps are:
- Ladder: Bel'Shir Vestige, Frost, Star Station, Yeonsu.
- New Maps: Sejong Science Base, Outboxer.
There's a new English caster lineup as well.
- Wolf, Brendan and Moonglade will be this SPL's commentator.
The Location of the Arena (NEXON e-sports stadium):
- Address: 1303-37, Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea. W-Tower, the first basement.
- Please refer to this URL for details: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=439270