Since the Paladins Beta, the game has taken off with such great success, that the company has made a huge announcement for the games esport scene. Today Hi-Rez Studios announced, The Paladins Premier League (PPL). The League’s regular season will start this upcoming Saturday, September 30th. This new League will have a lineup of eight matches. The company also announced regional assignments for the 10 participating WESA teams.
‘We’re eager to watch the world’s premier esports organizations play competitive Paladins”, said Todd Harris, Hi-Rez Studios Chief Operating Officer, “and we welcome them to compete in our league using the same team names they have spent years building up as recognizable to their fans.”
Here are the teams that have been assigned to the two inaugural PPL regions:
– Natus Vincere
– Ninjas in Pyjamas
– G2 Esports
– SK Gaming
– Team Envy
“We will bring the same community-driven approach to Paladins esports that we use in developing the game itself, and we’ve been fortunate to see our player base grow from hundreds to millions thanks to that community. Now the very best players get to compete in front of a global audience”
“We are excited to announce the start of PPL and the next official step for WESA and the Paladins community,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner, WESA. “We look forward to bringing the league and top notch competition to millions around the globe.” Todd Harris -Co-founder and COO of Hi-Rez Studios
The Format for the Paladins Premier League:
The PPL format will consist of a five-week season running from September 30 through October 29, followed by a Super Regional event where all North American and European teams will face off on LAN to determine which teams advance as top seeds to the Paladins World Championship in January.
Fans can tune in and catch all the action Saturday at 3pm EDT / 9pm CEST and Sunday at 3pm / 9pm CEST. The tournament will be broadcast via, Paladins and Facebook.