Philippine Basketball Association teams San Miguel Beermen, TNT Katropa and Blackwater Elite will compete against other top pro teams from Japan, China and South Korea in the East Asia Super League’s Terrific 12. Filipino basketball fans can cheer them on via broadcast and online platforms in the comfort of their own homes.
ESPN5 and ESPN YouTube Live will bring the action of this FIBA-recognized premier tournament live from the Tap Seac Multi-Sport Pavilion in Macao from September 17-22, 2019 on prime time. This best-of-the-best Asian basketball competition, which is now making waves in Asian basketball, will also be covered by 22 networks on major global broadcast and streaming networks.
East Asia Super League was born in Macao in 2017 with just eight teams participating in “Super 8.” In 2018, the Philippines was represented for the first time by a PBA D-League selection called the iECO Green Warriors in a 12-team competition which renamed the tournament as Terrific 12. and growing bigger by the year, the much awaited toe-to-toe of the top ball clubs in the region has now succeeded at luring top-caliber PBA teams into its orbit.
San Miguel Beer, TNT Katropa and Blackwater Elite will compete in a tournament against four Japanese, three Chinese and two Korean ball clubs. These are Liaoning Flying Leopards, Shenzhen Aviators, and Zhejiang Guangsha Lions from China; Chiba Jets, Niigata Albirex, Ryukyu Golden Kings and Utsunomiya Brex from Japan; and Jeonju KCC Egis and Seoul SK Knights from Korea.
The ball clubs will be grouped into four brackets with the top team from each group advancing to the semi-finals scheduled on September 21, 2019. The finals will be played on September 22 with the champion going home with a US$150,000 prize while the runner-up will receive US$100,000 and the second runner-up gets US$50,000.
Fans may also tune into live streams of press conferences, including the Tip-Off press conference at 12:00 noon Manila on September 17, 2019 and the Final Four press conference at 3:30 p.m. Manila time on September 20, 2019 on the various digital platforms to learn more about the competition and the stars of the show. For more in-depth, exclusive and behind-the-scenes information about East Asia Super League and the Terrific 12, please follow the following official website and social media pages:
- Official website: www.eastasiasuperleague.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/eastasiasuperleague/
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/eastasiasuperleague/
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/EASLofficial
For ticket details please visit www.macauticket.com.