Welcome to 2020!


Check out what's in store this year with LPL

22nd Jan 2020

Welcome to 2020 with LPL!

Thank you to everyone who competed in our 2019 seasons, and to all who tuned in to support our broadcasts. We had a great year and are looking forward to building upon what we have learned in 2020.

Looking ahead to the coming year, we’re excited to give you a look at what’s in store. Our Season 1 announcements and sign-ups have begun to roll out, but we would also like to take this time to give an indication of our planned dates for Seasons 2 and 3 in advance. We hope that this gives players and teams peace of mind and more time to plan for upcoming seasons.

2020 LPL Season Structure

Moving forward, we’re making a foundation change to how many seasons we will operate in a year. In 2019, we held four seasons of competitive play. In 2020, we will be operating three seasons. We hope this will allow us to provide more time between seasons for players and LPL administrators to properly reflect, take stock and prepare for the following season.

Our CS:GO, High School League and Rainbow Six Siege leagues will run for 10 weeks each season. All other seasons will run for approximately 8 weeks, pending any unforeseen or a-typical circumstances which will be communicated on a case-by-case basis.

Players of all skill levels can also look forward to a variety of one-off events across Oceania this year. More information around these events will be announced closer to their dates and as they are confirmed. 

We hope this offers more transparency into our plans for 2020 on the LPL Platform. There will be additional events TBA that sit outside of our core leagues shown in the graphic above. Any changes made to this roadmap will be communicated with you via news post here on the blog, and our social media channels.

Leagues announced so far:

Looking For Admins

If you’re a fan of any of the titles shown above that we have planned for 2020, we are currently seeking a small intake of LPL volunteer game admins. Volunteering is a great way to gain esports experience and knowledge about how esports businesses run! Where appropriate we are happy to provide references for your work and support your growth into the esports and gaming industry. Please note this will mean you are unable to participate in any LPL leagues, tournaments or events.

If you’re interested, please send in an application here: including any previous experience, availability, and why you think you’d make a great LPL admin.

Prize Payments

In 2019 we made strides to improve the prize payout experience for LPL players. We greatly reduced the wait time on withdrawals, and want to thank you for your patience while we worked through the administrative set-up involved on our side to achieve this.

In 2020 we plan to step it up again and will be ensuring all prizes are allocated no later than 2 weeks after tournament finals, with withdrawals taking no longer than 30 days to process (with the exception of unforeseen individual circumstances).

Auckland Based Talent

If you happen to be based in Auckland, NZ, we are currently seeking on-camera talent for our broadcasts produced directly out of LPL Studios inside the Sky Tower.

Esports experience is preferred, but not essential! Please send in your expression of interest here.