IGL with ~$200,000 in 2016
A new Chinese league called the International Games League (IGL) has been announced, which will give out 1,270,000 CNY (~$195,000) over two seasons in 2016.
Each season of the International Games League, powered by NiceTV and Tencent Sports, will feature three stages - qualifiers consisting of qualifiers, an online part of the league and the LAN finals at the end.
Two seasons, in spring and in summer, will be held across 2016, each featuring 270,000 CNY (~$42,000). The online part will have 16 teams spread into four groups, half of which will be directly invited.
TyLoo expected to pop up in the invite list for IGL Spring
Eight teams will then take part in the playoff bracket, which will send the top four teams to the season's LAN finals.
Top two teams from each season's LAN finals will then play at the annual finals, which will give out another 730,000 CNY (~$110,000), adding up to a total of a whopping 1,270,000 CNY (~$195,000) across 2016.
Each season's prizepool will be spread among the top four as follows:
1. 200,000 CNY (~$31,000) + a spot in the $110,000 annual finals
2. 50,000 CNY (~$8,000) + a spot in the $110,000 annual finals
3-4. 10,000 CNY (~$1,500)