The P. League+ (stylized as P. LEAGUE+, abbreviated as PLG), pronounced as Plus League, is a Taiwanese men's professional basketball league founded in 2020.[1]

P. League+
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2023–24 PLG season
FounderChen Chien-Chou
First season2020–21
CEOCheng Wei-Po
PresidentLi Chung-Shu
CommissionerRichard Chang
MottoOnly Basketball
No. of teams6
Most recent
Taipei Fubon Braves (3rd title)
Most titlesTaipei Fubon Braves (3 titles)
TV partner(s)FTV One
Official website

History edit

The P. League+ was founded by Blackie Chen in 2020.[2] It is the first fully professional basketball league in Taiwan after the Chinese Basketball Alliance (CBA) ceased operations in 2000.[3][4] The first four teams participating in the inaugural season were the Formosa Taishin Dreamers,[5] the Hsinchu JKO Lioneers,[6][7] the Taipei Fubon Braves, and the Taoyuan Pilots.[8] In its second season 2021–22, the P. League+ added two more teams, the New Taipei Kings and the Kaohsiung Steelers.[9]

Teams edit

Team Location(s) Arena(s) Founded Joined Map
Formosa Dreamers Changhua County
Taichung City
Changhua County Stadium
Intercontinental Basketball Stadium
2017 2020
Hsinchu Toplus Lioneers Hsinchu County Hsinchu County Stadium 2020
Kaohsiung 17LIVE Steelers Kaohsiung City Fengshan Arena 2021
New Taipei Kings New Taipei City Xinzhuang Gymnasium 2021
Taipei Fubon Braves Taipei City Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium 1982 2020
Taoyuan Pauian Pilots Taoyuan City Taoyuan Arena 2020

Regular season edit

Each team is required to have at least 13 players for the opening roster and maximum 20 players after the registering deadline. Two of the players can either be both heritage players or each a foreign student and a heritage player. Maximum five import players is allowed for the opening roster and four after the registering deadline. Game Day Active Roster requires 14 players that includes up to three import players. Two import players can be on the court at the same time.

Each team plays 40 games, 20 each for home and away. Games are scheduled mainly on weekends and national holidays.

Playoffs edit

Four of six teams qualify the playoffs. All seeds will play the playoffs series. The winners advance and play in the finals series. All series are best-of-7, which is in a 2-2-1-1-1 format. The seeding is based on each team's regular season record. Home court advantage goes to the higher seed for all series.[10]

Champions edit

Teams Win Loss Total Year(s) won Year(s) runner-up
Taipei Fubon Braves 3 0 3 2021, 2022, 2023
Formosa Dreamers 0 1 1 2021
Hsinchu Toplus Lioneers 0 1 1 2022
New Taipei Kings 0 1 1 2023

Ticket prices and viewership demographics edit


Notable people edit

Presidents and commissioners edit

  • Chen Chien-Chou, President from 2020 to 2023, Deputy Commissioner from 2023 to present
  • Li Chung-Shu, President from 2023 to present
  • Richard Chang, Commissioner from 2023 to present

Players edit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.


To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Individual awards edit

Finals MVP edit

Season Player Team
2020–21 Mike Singletary Taipei Fubon Braves
2021–22 Mike Singletary Taipei Fubon Braves
2022–23 Chris Johnson Taipei Fubon Braves

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Merlissa (August 14, 2020). "NEW CHINESE TAIPEI PRO LEAGUE,P.LEAGUE+". Locker Room.
  2. ^ Tan, Kendra (August 4, 2020). "Blackie Chen Sells His S$709K McLaren To Invest In New Basketball League". 8 Days.
  3. ^ Yen, William (November 11, 2020). "P.LEAGUE+ to boost domestic tourism, demonstrate virus prevention". Central News Agency.
  4. ^ Long, Po-an; Yen, William; Yeh, Joseph (February 13, 2021). "New pro league means fresh start for Taiwan basketball". Central News Agency. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  5. ^ Chen, Jian (November 20, 2020). "P.LEAGUE+: Formosa Rebrands Ahead of Final Preseason Games". Asia Pacific Hoops.
  6. ^ Chen, Jian (August 3, 2020). "The Newest Taiwanese Team Is Ready to Roar in the P.League+". Asia Pacific Hoops.
  7. ^ Chen, Jian (September 2, 2020). "P.League+: Hsinchu Reveals Lineup for Debut Season". Asia Pacific Hoops.
  8. ^ Chen, Jian (October 14, 2020). "Pauian Archiland Rebrands to Taoyuan AirApe for P.League+". Asia Pacific Hoops.
  9. ^ Yen, William (October 19, 2021). "P.LEAGUE+ expands playoffs for new basketball season". Central News Agency. Retrieved October 20, 2021.
  10. ^ "About PLG". P. LEAGUE+. Retrieved November 8, 2023.

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