Starting off this weekend, Douyu Super League is an invitational organised on NetEase by the Chinese streaming service DouyuTV, featuring the 8 current top Chinese and Korean players. The prize pool totals CN¥ 45,000 (roughly $ 7,000). In all, the tournament will span from the first group matches the 10th of March until the finals on the 4th of April.
DouyuTV invited the following eight players (two Koreans, six Chinese) to compete live on NetEase: TH000, Infi, and Romantic, Lyn, FoCuS, WFZ, 120, and as the only Night Elf, Life completes the picture. They will first compete in two groups in a double elimination bracket, shown below, the best two of each group qualifying for the play-offs. All group stage matches are Best of Three (Bo3).
Group A will be kicking off Saturday, the 10th of March, and the first games from Group B will take place Sunday the 11th. Group B will then be decided Wednesday the 14th, Group A one week later on Wednesday the 21st.
The tournament then continues with a single elimination bracket full of Best of Five (Bo5) matches. The first two matches take place Wednesday the 28th. On the 4th of April, the losers play for the third place, and the winners duke it out for the ¥ 30,000 ($ 4,730) first prize.
The whole event is hosted by DouyuTV, and will be cast by TeD - for those of us who are not fluent in Chinese (or prefer Neo's lovely smile), Back2Warcraft has us covered as well! All the information, including the brackets is also available over at Liquipedia.