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M.League
MLeagueLogo.png
M League logo
Country Japan
Inception 2018
Leader Mr. Susumu Fujita, Chairman
(Founder/President of CyberAgent)
Members 8 teams

The M.League is a professional mahjong team league. This is the first league, where mahjong players receive a salary for playing games. Players are fielded from the various mahjong professional leagues. An M.League season consists of a number of regular season games followed by a playoff final. Each team is corporate sponsored, and thus they represent their respective companies. All league activity is hosted at the M.League Stadium.

Format

Rule

Draft

The inaugural draft was held on August 7, 2018.

M.League Stadium

Teams

Logo Team name Company sponsor Players Inception
Team Drivens logo.png
Akasaka Drivens Hakuhodo DY media partners Ken Sonoda (Saikouisen)
Jun Murakami (Saikouisen)
Taro Suzuki (Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyokai)
Kanako Maruyama (Saikouisen)
2018
Team Furinkazan logo.png
EX Furinkazan TV Asahi Aki Nikaido (JPML)
Kazunori Takizawa (JPML)
Kenji Katsumata (JPML)
2018
Team Fight Club.png
Konami Mahjong Fight Club KONAMI Hisato Sasaki (JPML)
Mari Takamiya (JPML)
Yudai Maehara (JPML)
Satoshi Fujisaki (JPML)
2018
Team Abemas logo.png
Shibuya Abemas CyberAgent Takaharu Ooi (RMU)
Sho Shiratori (JPML)
Yoshihiro Matsumoto (Nihon Pro Mahjong Kyokai)
Aiko Hinata (Saikouisen)
2018
Team Phoenix logo.png
SegaSammy Phoenix SegaSammy Yuumi Uotani (JPML)
Seiichi Kondo (Saikouisen)
Sayaka Kayamori (Saikouisen)
Akira Wakutsu (JPML)
2018
Team Raiden logo.png
TEAM RAIDEN Dentsu Masato Hagiwara (JPML)
Naoki Setokuma (JPML)
Saki Kurosawa (JPML)
2018
Team Pirates logo.png
U-NEXT Pirates U-Next Go Kobayashi (Mahjong Union)
Koushin Asakura (Saikouisen)
Nobuhiro Ishibashi (Saikouisen)
Akina Mizuhara (Saikouisen)
2018
Team Sakura Knights logo.png
KADOKAWA Sakura Knights KADOKAWA Kotaro Uchikawa (JPML)
Sayaka Okada (JPML)
Makoto Sawazaki (JPML)
2019

Seasons

Season Start Date End Date Winner Runnerup Top player
2018-2019 2019-03-31 Akasaka Drivens EX Furinkazan Takaharu Ooi
2019-2020 2019-09-30 2020-06-23 U-NEXT Pirates SegaSammy Phoenix Yuumi Uotani

External links

M League channel
M League promotional video
M.League in Japanese Wikipedia
Blog covering game highlights