Figured it would be good to have a thread on this "league" given it starts in three months.
There's a lot to take in with this new project, its very different from any other league. Matches will begin on February 27 and run through March 29 (as of now). Compensation will be a base pay of $10,000 for all players while the biggest winners could up to $50,000 based on performance. There will be a bubble in Dallas where AU will provide housing, food, as well as practice facilities.
Athletes are not based in teams, rather its fend for oneself to earn points. Each week the top four athletes who score the most points will be captains who then get to choose their squad for the following week. Matches will be three sets and each team will play three sets regardless of outcome. There will be coaches available, Karch will be one of them.
Points are distributed as following
Set Won: +30
Overall Match Won: +40 *Outcome is decided by total points, not sets won. A team can only win one set and still win the match if they outscore their opponents
MVP 1: +60
MVP 2: +40
MVP 3: +20
MVPs are decided by a vote between players and the members of The Unlimited Club (which is a sponsor membership for fans)
Serving: Ace: +12, Error: -8
Hitting: Kill +8, Hitting Error: -12
Setting: Assist: +1, Error (double contact or lift): -12
Passing: Good Pass: +2, Passing Error: -12
Blocking: Block +12
Teams are drafted each week, with captains being the top 4 scorers from the previous week.
The captain will be allowed two minutes per pick to select their teammate. Once the player has been selected, the captain may use that player to consult for their next picks.
Drafting will continue until the other 44 players have been drafted.
Television and Schedule
As of now there is not a set schedule nor is there a named TV provider. TV providers (in the USA) will be CBSSN and FS2. Unaired matches will be free to watch online.