Basketball’s East Asia Super League (EASL) is returning to Macao, with teams from the Philippines and Japan facing off next month, the Macau Daily Times reports.
“Melco Style Presents: Clash of the Champions” – as the game is being touted – is scheduled to take place at Studio City on 13 December.
The Meralco Bolts of the Philippine Basketball Association will play the Japan B.League’s Ryukyu Golden Kings in the 13th game of the EASL’s 2023-24 season.
The league’s CEO, Matt Beyer, said he was excited to bring East Asian basketball back to the “vibrant city of Macao.”
“We look forward to showing audiences the amazing venue at Studio City and the world-class skills and sportsmanship of these teams.”
Studio City’s senior vice-president Kevin Benning, meanwhile, said he was “thrilled to be working with EASL … as we strive to help enhance the competitiveness of Macau’s tourism industry.”
The current East Asia Super League season started on 11 October and the winning team will be revealed in March.