Established in 2016, East Asia Super League (EASL) has developed rapidly to become the premier regional league for professional basketball clubs in East Asia. EASL’s mission is to create the premier basketball competition and entertainment experience in East Asia; while elevating the sport in the region.
In August 2020, FIBA, the world governing body for the sport of basketball, granted exclusive recognition and support through a 10-year formal agreement for EASL to launch and operate a new regional championship for professional basketball clubs in East Asia and the Philippines.
The new East Asia Super League competition is scheduled to tip off October 2021, matching the top eight teams from greater China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines against each other in a home-and-away group stage, culminating February 2022 with a Final Four showdown to determine the regional champion.
In the meantime, fans around the world can visit EASL’s three new digital series, BALLERIFIC, Full-Court Press and Fresh in Macau.
EASL has held four successful pre-season tournaments over the past three years, featuring elite club teams from the top leagues in Asia, including: CBA (China), B.LEAGUE (Japan), KBL (South Korea), PBA (Philippines), and SBL (Chinese Taipei). EASL’s week-long The Terrific 12 tournament held in Macao in September 2019 featured thrilling basketball competition between a dozen of East Asia’s top teams, attracting both sellout live audiences and more than 117 million viewers worldwide.