Start date and Prize PoolGSL have announced that Season 1 will begin on January 7, 2015 and end on March 14, 2015. GSL have also announced that first prize will be 40,000,000 Won or $36,050.00. The total prize pool per season will be $90,125.00.
While the first place prize of each season of GSL is now worth ~55% and the total prize pool only ~62%, SPOTV's prize structure means that total prize pool in Korea has increased by ~10%.
The FormatThe format will largely follow the same structure as last year, but all players must now requalify for Code S Season 1. However for the following season, the top 8 players will be seeded directly into Code S while the rest of the Top 16 will fall into Code A. 24 players will qualify for Code A from the offline qualifiers starting Season 2.
Future SeasonsCode A Season 2 will start on March 25, Code S Season 2 on April 29, and the finals for that season will be held on June 27.
Code A Season 3 will start in July, while Code S S3 will run from August 5 to September 25. The finals will be held on October 3.
Broadcast DatesTo accommodate Proleague and SPOTV League, GSL will be broadcast 2 days a week in 2015: Wednesdays and Fridays at 6pm KST.
WCS Point DistributionThey have also announced the points distribution for next year's WCS/GSL/SPOTV tournaments:
While the number of WCS points for first place remains the same, 2nd down to 16th places have seen an increase in points per place. For example, 2nd place now earns 250 more points than 2014.
Since SPOTV League only has a Top 16 Premier League, they will only give points for the Top 16.