2020 M League season

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2020 M League season

M League logo
Host M League
Type Professional league
Team count 8 teams
Finalists
Champion EX Furinkazan
Runner up KADOKAWA Sakura Knights
Third Shibuya Abemas
Fourth Akasaka Drivens

The 2020-2021 M League Season is the third season to M.League. The opening day of the season was October 5, 2020.

Rosters

Team name Previous roster Drafted player(s )
Akasaka Drivens Ken Sonoda (Saikouisen)
Jun Murakami (Saikouisen)
Taro Suzuki (Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyokai to Saikouisen)
Kanako Maruyama (Saikouisen)
None
EX Furinkazan Aki Nikaido (JPML)
Kazunori Takizawa (JPML)
Kenji Katsumata (JPML)
None
KADOKAWA Sakura Knights Kotaro Uchikawa (JPML)
Sayaka Okada (JPML)
Makoto Sawazaki (JPML)
Shingo Hori (Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyokai)
Konami Mahjong Fight Club Hisato Sasaki (JPML)
Mari Takamiya (JPML)
Yudai Maehara (JPML)
Satoshi Fujisaki (JPML)
None
Shibuya Abemas Takaharu Ooi (RMU)
Sho Shiratori (JPML)
Yoshihiro Matsumoto (Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyokai)
Aiko Hinata (Saikouisen)
None
SegaSammy Phoenix Yuumi Uotani (JPML)
Seiichi Kondo (Saikouisen)
Sayaka Kayamori (Saikouisen)
Akira Wakutsu (JPML)
None
TEAM RAIDEN Masato Hagiwara (JPML)
Naoki Setokuma (JPML)
Saki Kurosawa (JPML)
None
U-NEXT Pirates Go Kobayashi (Mahjong Union)
Koushin Asakura (Saikouisen)
Nobuhiro Ishibashi (Saikouisen)
Akina Mizuhara (Saikouisen)
None

Contract renewals

All teams have renewed their player contracts and retain their rosters.

Player replacement rule

A new rule is set in place for teams not having qualified for the finals for two consecutive seasons. Teams falling into this category will then be required to make at least one roster change. The rule is in effect beginning with this season.[1]

Standings

Regular season

# Team Points Difference
1 Shibuya Abemas 654.7 -
2 KADOKAWA Sakura Knights 497.3 157.4
3 Akasaka Drivens -3.2 500.5
4 EX Furinkazan -108.8 105.6
5 Konami Mahjong Fight Club -168.5 59.7
6 TEAM RAIDEN -210.5 42.0
7 U-NEXT Pirates -264.3 53.8
8 Sega Sammy Phoenix -396.7 132.4

Semifinal

# Team Start Net End Difference
1 Shibuya Abemas 327.4 209.5 536.9 -
2 KADOKAWA Sakura Knights 248.7 45.8 294.5 242.4
3 Akasaka Drivens -1.6 28.2 26.6 267.9
4 EX Furinkazan -54.4 -28.5 -82.9 109.5
5 Konami Mahjong Fight Club -84.2 -14.1 -98.3 15.4
6 TEAM RAIDEN -105.2 -240.9 -346.1 247.8

Final

# Team Start Net Final Difference Prize
1 EX Furinkazan -41.4 283.7 242.3 - ¥50 million
2 KADOKAWA Sakura Knights 147.3 -43.9 103.4 138.9 ¥20 million
3 Shibuya Abemas 268.5 -166.8 101.7 1.7 ¥10 million
4 Akasaka Drivens 13.3 -73.0 -59.7 161.4

Individual awards

Individual score

  1. Hisato Sasaki
  2. Kotaro Uchikawa
  3. Go Kobayashi

Top hanchan

  1. Hisato Sasaki
  2. Shingo Hori
  3. Saki Kurosawa

Fourth place avoidance

  1. Go Kobayashi
  2. Yoshihiro Matsumoto
  3. Jun Murakami & Yuumi Uotani

Yakuman

References

External links

2020 M League season in Japanese Wikipedia