Committed to delivering the highest level and most entertaining eSports production possible, the North American Star League has prepared a plethora of improvements for NASL Season 3.
To make each week of the season more interesting, the format of NASL Season 3 has been revamped with a new wildcard and playoff system, thereby making each regular season match more important as players fight against elimination and compete for $100,000 in prizing. Similar to previous seasons, the league will consist of 45 players divided into 5 divisions of 9 players each. The season will commence on April 11th with 8 weeks of regular season round robin competition.
To make each match in the regular season more exciting, a $150 prize pool will be on the line for every match. By offering a prize for every single match, players will have a stronger incentive to play at their best, even if they have already secured their desired standing in the league. Furthermore, the addition of a cash prize for every match gives every player in the league a chance to win something.
After the regular season completes, the top placing players in each division will automatically qualify for the playoffs. The other remaining players who survive the first round of cuts will then fight through the Wildcards, wherein the survivors will move on to the playoffs. As always, those who are triumphant in the playoffs will be invited to the NASL Season 3 Finals in July. To help ease the cost of travel, NASL will pay for the travel and accommodations of all players who qualify for the finals.
In addition to improving the format of the league to increase excitement, NASL is also going live for Season 3. Dedicated to delivering high quality content that is fresh, NASL will be broadcasting live each day. As a testament to NASL’s sincerity to deliver fresh content, NASL will let the audience know the freshness date of any game that is not played live due to player travel or time zone constraints. Thus, if a game is played in the morning and cast in the evening, the audience will know.
While NASL is live, the team has many plans in store to offer more StarCraft II coverage and content, both from the NASL studio and on location around Southern California. Within the studio, NASL’s exciting new team of casters will be working with the expanded production team to deliver additional programming segments designed to better engage with the audience while staying connected with the greater eSports scene. Outside the studio, the NASL crew will be found at local live events occurring regularly throughout Season 3, thereby giving fans unparalleled access to the action. More information regarding these events will be unveiled soon.
In the upcoming days, the full roster, subscription options, and broadcast schedule for NASL Season 3 will be unveiled. In the interim, fans are encouraged to follow NASLTV on twitter and like NASLTV on Facebook in order to receive updates the moment they are announced.