East Asia Tremendous League Season 2 teams are set at draw ceremony in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong SAR, June 21, 2023The stage has been set for the inaugural home-and-away season of the East Asia Tremendous League (EASL), East Asia’s new membership basketball championship, on the Season 2 Group Stage Draw Ceremony in Hong Kong.

Eight qualifying groups from Asia’s main basketball leagues have been allotted into two teams for the primary stage of the 2023-24 competitors, which suggestions off this October.

The teams are as follows:

Anyang KGC Seoul SK Knights
Taipei Fubon Braves Bay Space Dragons
Chiba Jets Ryukyu Golden Kings
TNT Tropang Giga Barangay Ginebra San Miguel

EASL Season 2, 2023-24, will run from October 11, 2023 to March 10, 2024. The detailed season schedule shall be introduced to the general public within the close to future.

The 4 groups in every group will play one another twice, as soon as at house and as soon as away. The highest two groups within the standings in every group on the finish of the group stage will qualify for the Closing 4, a four-team finals competitors in March 2024.

Talking after the draw ceremony, EASL Co-Founder and Chief Govt Officer Matt Beyer stated, “The Season 2 Draw Ceremony has set the stage for an extremely thrilling first season of home-and-away East Asia Tremendous League (EASL) video games. It’ll give Asian basketball followers a revolutionary new expertise: The most effective groups within the area, going through off in a full season of aggressive motion for the primary time.”

EASL’s associate leagues and officers from FIBA, the world governing physique for basketball, have been capable of watch the ceremony through a stay video stream. A recorded video of the Draw Ceremony is being revealed on EASL social media channels right this moment.

Commenting on the draw, B.LEAGUE Chairman Shinji Shimada stated, “The Ryukyu Golden Kings, who received the B.LEAGUE championship within the 2022-23 season, and the Chiba Jets, who completed as runners up, will take part within the East Asia Tremendous League subsequent season. We hope that each golf equipment will make the match an amazing success of their quest to turn into champions. We hope that basketball followers in Asia will get pleasure from not solely the video games but in addition the hospitality of our house video games. We stay up for seeing you all.”

Korean Basketball League (KBL) Commissioner Kim Hee-Okay stated, “We’re very joyful that KBL shall be taking part in EASL once more, following the EASL Champions Week. The 2 consultant groups of KBL, Anyang KGC and Seoul SK, have a possibility to as soon as once more compete with main basketball golf equipment in East Asia. KBL will do its greatest to take part and help in order that our groups can compete with one of the best groups in East Asia and promote Korean basketball to the world. Good luck to all groups taking part in EASL.”

Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA) Commissioner Willie Marcial stated, “PBA is worked up to be collaborating in Season 2 of East Asia Tremendous League, and for our groups to be competing towards these nice groups from different leagues in East Asia. We stay up for internet hosting visiting groups and followers, and giving them one of the best hardcourt motion that the league and the Philippines have to supply.”

P. LEAGUE+ Chief Govt Charles Chen stated, “P. LEAGUE+ is worked up to be collaborating in Season 2 of East Asia Tremendous League, and for our groups to be competing towards these nice groups from different leagues in East Asia. We stay up for internet hosting visiting groups and followers – they are often assured of a heat welcome and hospitality in Taipei. We additionally stay up for thrilling motion on the court docket as groups from the totally different leagues conflict competitively to resolve our East Asian regional champion in 2023-24.”

Hagop Khajirian, FIBA Govt Director – Asia, stated, “EASL has demonstrated a powerful dedication to creating basketball in East Asia throughout its first season. The house and away format in season 2 shall be thrilling and I need to want one of the best of luck to all of the taking part groups.”

A New Period

The EASL Season 2 Group Stage Draw Ceremony tipped off an thrilling new period in basketball in East Asia. EASL is the top membership competitors within the area and every season will resolve its skilled champion.

EASL is harnessing the massive and rising demand for elite basketball content material and sports activities leisure experiences amongst followers within the area. It’s also aiming to serve the demand for pan-regional competitors inside the East Asian basketball neighborhood of leagues, groups and athletes. EASL satisfies these calls for with a world-class sports activities competitors and media product.

EASL performs a strong function in elevating the extent of East Asian basketball, on the court docket and off the court docket, turning our associate leagues, groups and markets into world forces inside the sport.

Our Companions

EASL is totally supported by FIBA, the world governing physique for basketball, below a 10-year partnership, and is built-in into the federation’s world membership competitors construction.

EASL is proud to have the participation and backing of East Asia’s main home basketball leagues – the Japan B.LEAGUE, the Korean Basketball League (KBL), the Philippine Basketball Affiliation (PBA) and Chinese language Taipei’s P. LEAGUE+.

EASL has a powerful relationship with the Chinese language Basketball Affiliation (CBA), and the 2 organizations are working in the direction of together with the main Chinese language golf equipment in EASL in future seasons.