B Site league participants would be fined for low world ranking positions
The organizers of B Site will penalize participants with $100,000 per month for being in the world ranking of teams below the top-20. This has been announced by the president of Cloud9 Dan Fiden and esports journalist Duncan "Thorin" Shields, who are part of the production team of the new league, in the podcast Return Of By The Numbers.
According to them, this approach will encourage clubs to maintain their line-up at a high level. They do not want a repeat of the situation with the Shanghai Dragons team of Overwatch League, which ended the first season of the franchise league with 0 wins and 42 losses.
The debut B Site tournament will take place in March in the unnamed European city with twelve teams, ten of which will make an entry fee of $2 million and be included in the league revenue sharing model. The entire cycle will include a regular season in a one-month LAN format and a final part with the eight strongest teams.