The Premier League goes into season two

posted by Tezzeret, 2 years ago


Admist the controversy surrounding The Premier League, the organizers have announced season two of The Premier League


Season two's league format largely stays unchanged with the exception that instead of a best-of-two series, a best-of-three series will be played. A win nets the winning team one point and the losing team gets zero points. At the end of the season, the three teams with the highest amount of points will get their share of the $10,000 prize pool.

Invited teams have also increased from the original 10 to 12. au Absolute Legends have not been invited back despite placing third overall in season one due to The Premier League's target demographic being Europe and America.

Matches are expected to be played daily as opposed to the a weekly playday that we saw from season one. The Premier League is set to start on the 10th of April.

TPL organizer, fr Laurent 'Ange' Blum has this to say:

We are very happy of the first edition success' which gathered more than 5 millions spectators and produced a lot of great games. Moreover, we have received a lot of feedback from the community and we took them into consideration in order to push the entertainment at his best of the season two. We do hope here at the Premier League that you will all enjoy the season 2. We are doing the best for it. See you April, 10th!


Season two invites:

ua Na`Vi
us coL
se CLG
ru Darer
dk Quantic
eu mouz
us Its Gosu
fr WW
rs Fnatic
ro Dignitas
kz NEXT
se Infused


Sources: Premier League Announcement

 
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#1
turka wrote at 16.03.2012, 15:52 CET:
good luck there
hope to see NEXT.kz as a champion of the second season ^^
#2
V4rzil wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:03 CET:
Go Na`Vi, win the second season! ;)
anyone knows, if lumi is going to cast it again, or someone else?^^
#3
Fwizz wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:03 CET:
No EG? -_-
#4
doucheplayer wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:05 CET:
EG were banned
#5
F2yK wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:06 CET:
Yeah why no EG ? =O
#6
Pyreflies wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:06 CET:
maybe with seasontwo they could splash out on a decent broadcaster
#7
Mooob wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:09 CET:
As much as I dont like TPL its a good decision that aL wasnt invited
#8
IproUdont wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:13 CET:
NaVi got this
#9
VashDota wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:18 CET:
lumi ftw :)

Best strategical commentator there is!!!
#10
Nave wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:21 CET:
Darer! Nice
#11
goku.mu wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:25 CET:
5 millions spectator....nice....go Darer..Dare for more
#12
LAPPEgaming wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:27 CET:
lumious on tyhmä spurgu
#13
Ryuxqt wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:28 CET:
What a disgusting decision to exclude aL, truly the tip of the iceberg in regards to TPL's poor organization so far. This league has so much potential but at the moment, you don't even deserve to have such big names participating.
#14
Captain_Crunch wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:35 CET:
#3: EG did not want to participate, as they already withdraw from the first season.
#15
Frzk- wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:39 CET:
lumi wil be the caster for sure
#16
Nolf_ wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:45 CET:
Ryuxqt wrote:
What a disgusting decision to exclude aL, truly the tip of the iceberg in regards to TPL's poor organization so far. This league has so much potential but at the moment, you don't even deserve to have such big names participating.


It is the most reasonable decision. Tournaments should be focused only on one region or NA/EU the most until latency/pings is handled better from Valve.

As you could see in previous tournaments, any matches were high latency was predictable became a thing of speculations from teams, if they want to play such match, on which server, maybe they forfeit/postpone, they plan their advance through tournament to avoid high ping matches etc. Me and I believe others who want esports to grow definitely don't like such behavior.

So all in all, the most logical decision by TPL, whether you like it or not.
#17
Andi_ wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:47 CET:
Shame AL didn't get invited back considering they came 3rd....
#18
MafiaTerror wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:48 CET:
Ryuxqt wrote:
What a disgusting decision to exclude aL, truly the tip of the iceberg in regards to TPL's poor organization so far. This league has so much potential but at the moment, you don't even deserve to have such big names participating.


Because of when TPL matches were held aL were playing at 5am in the morning, it's hardly fair on them to be expected to play at that time, I'd love to see them compete but if TPL decides against it, it's not because of poor organisation it's simply because aL aren't in America/Europe and why wouldn't the big names compete? More DOTA action for them/us and a more rewarding prize pool.

#19
Kour wrote at 16.03.2012, 16:59 CET:
Shame on AL, but I do understand the organizers.

I did enjoy the last season and the Bo2 system, hoping for some good matches!
#20
Ryuxqt wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:01 CET:
Nolf_ wrote:
Ryuxqt wrote:
What a disgusting decision to exclude aL, truly the tip of the iceberg in regards to TPL's poor organization so far. This league has so much potential but at the moment, you don't even deserve to have such big names participating.

It is the most reasonable decision. Tournaments should be focused only on one region or NA/EU the most until latency/pings is handled better from Valve.
As you could see in previous tournaments, any matches were high latency was predictable became a thing of speculations from teams, if they want to play such match, on which server, maybe they forfeit/postpone, they plan their advance through tournament to avoid high ping matches etc. Me and I believe others who want esports to grow definitely don't like such behavior.
So all in all, the most logical decision by TPL, whether you like it or not.


The ping differences are actually quite minimal. TPL is no longer the best vs the best, its now just selected teams that suit the most practical ping situations.

MafiaTerror wrote:
Ryuxqt wrote:
What a disgusting decision to exclude aL, truly the tip of the iceberg in regards to TPL's poor organization so far. This league has so much potential but at the moment, you don't even deserve to have such big names participating.

Because of when TPL matches were held aL were playing at 5am in the morning, it's hardly fair on them to be expected to play at that time, I'd love to see them compete but if TPL decides against it, it's not because of poor organisation it's simply because aL aren't in America/Europe and why wouldn't the big names compete? More DOTA action for them/us and a more rewarding prize pool.


Most of aL's games were held on nuetral times, actually. Occurring around 6-10pm for aL. Regardless, aL have always played at those times. TPL is excluding aL, aL is not choosing to boycott TPL.
#21
Manimon wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:12 CET:
Finally, aL is not invited ^^, I'm so happy
#22
lilledr wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:15 CET:
Well they don't include any asian teams either due to the same reason as AL so I don't really see a problem in not inviting AL due to latency issues ( I know AL played alot better then any asian team but it's still the same deal ). Also think that other teams will be more happy with not having to play with 200ms vs AL even if it was 200ms vs 200ms it's still makes it a worse game.
#23
Darkwish_inc wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:18 CET:
TPL has nothing against aL ,TPL is going with NA/EU only format for this season, AL is neither so they can not participate, too hard to comprehend aussieboy?
#24
hannes2 wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:20 CET:
I personally think aL should have been given the chance to participate. It seems reasonable to target EU/US and chose servers and playtimes accordingly, but if they chose to accept higher pings and odd times, I don´t see any need to exclude them.
#25
Smacktrick wrote at 16.03.2012, 17:30 CET:
5m viewers? How is that calculated? viewers per cast added together? Or are vod views included aswell? Personally I would be more curious about # of individual IPs used to for watching the games, although max # of viewers on the biggest games prolly gets relatively close to that. Not that there is an easy way to figure that info out, just saying it would be nice to see.
Also - Gogo Mouz! ^^
 
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