Garena Premier League (GPL)

The Garena Premier League (GPL) is Southeast Asias first professional League of Legends tournament. In its first season last year, the six best teams of the region (Singapore Sentinels, Taipei Assassins, Bangkok Titans, Manila Eagles, Saigon Jokers and the Kuala Lumpur Hunters) competed against each other.

This years Garena Premier League 2013 is devided into a Spring Season (2013/01/04 — 2013/04/21) and a Summer Season (2013/05/10 — 2013/08/18) that will begin soon.

With this years Spring Season 2013 the number of competing teams has been increased to 8 and have the two teams “ahq e-Sports Club“ and „Saigon Fantastic Five“ for the first time the opportunity to play for the title.

So this year eight teams compete in the GPL 2013 and try to get into the playoffs where they can win the title „Kings of South East Asia“ and a price pool of $100,000 in total.

 

Tournament process

In the GPL each team plays four times against each other team and each win is awarded with one point.

At the end of the year the winner of the Spring and the Summer Season will meet each other in a special Championshop Event ((2013/08/24).

 

Outcome of Spring Season:

Rank Team W / L
1 Taipei Assassins 27 / 1
2 Singapore Sentinels 22 / 6
3 ahq e-Sports Club 20 / 8
4 Saigon Jokers 16 / 12
5 Kuala Lumpur Hunters 10 / 18
6 Saigon Fantastic Five 8 / 20
7 Manila Eagles 5 / 23
8  Bangkok Titans 4 / 24

With an astonishing amount of 27 out of 28 possible points Taipei Assassins dominated the Spring Season and could achieve the title clearly in front of the Singapore Sentinels who ranked second.

 

Livestream

The matches of the GPL take place from friday to sunnday each week und are streamed live on Youtube and Twitch.tv. The streams are commented in different languages (English, Mandarin, Tagalog, Vietnamese and Thai).

You can watch the livestream here: http://lol.garena.com/livestream

More Information on the GPL can be found on the official GPL website:

 

Bets for the Garena Premier League 2013

Pinnacle Sports offers bets on all matches of the GPL. The next matches and their quotes can be found on Pinnacles tournament calendar.