MANILA, Philippines – Despite the compressed schedule, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) 2022 returns for its Open Conference, which unwraps March sixteen at the Paco Arena Events and Sports Center in Manila.
9 (9) teams will compete in the league’southward 2d pro season, with games from Sunday to Fri until the emptying round ends on March 24. The quarterfinals will start on March 27.
Game time at 3PM and 6PM.
Official teams include the following:
- BaliPure Purest Water Defenders
- Black Mamba Army Lady Troopers
- Chery Tiggo 7 Pro Crossovers
- Choco Mucho Flight Titans
- Cignal Hard disk drive Spikers
- Creamline Cool Smashers
- F2 Logistics Cargo Movers
- Petro Gazz Angels
- PLDT High Speed Hitters
With the compact schedule, the format of the tournament volition have a pool play setup – a first for the league -to make manner for the preparation of the national team gearing up for various international competitions, including the SEA Games in Vietnam in May.
Chery Tiggo, which foiled Creamline to crown itself the state’s outset pro volley champion in a chimera ready last year, sets out for its title defense on a team congenital around sisters Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat with former UST stalwart EJ Laure boosting the squad’s frontline threat.
Creamline has too kept its star-studded roster intact with Alyssa Valdez, Jia Morado, and Jema Galanza eager to reclaim their crown, and the likes of Petro Gazz, Choco Mucho, Philippine Army, PLDT Home Fibr, BaliPure, and Cignal Hard disk all shoring up their respective rosters for a crack at the crown.
But the focus will be on F2 Logistics, now ready to bring its winning tradition to the country’s first-ever pro league after withdrawing at the final minute the first fourth dimension out due to injuries and a disrupted training menstruum caused past the pandemic.
The Cargo Movers, bannered by Major Baron, Kianny Dy, and Aby Maraño, have underscored their readiness past ruling the PNVF Champions League tardily last twelvemonth via sweep.
F2 Logistics was drawn to Chery Tiggo, Choco Mucho, Ground forces, and Cignal in Puddle A while Creamline heads Pool B that includes Petro Gazz, PLDT, and BaliPure. Groupings were fatigued in a serpent-type format based on the final ranking of the previous Open Conference in Ilocos Norte last August.
The elevation four in Pool A volition join the Puddle B squads in the knockout quarterfinals with the Nos. 1 and 2 teams gaining twice-to-trounce incentives.
F2 Logistics Cargo Movers will face Black Mamba Army in the opening game on March 16 at 3 pm. Chery Tiggo Crossovers will start their title defense against the Cignal Hard disk Spikers at six pm.
The double-header on Thursday, March 17 includes lucifer between Petro Gazz Angels and BaliPure Water Defenders at 3 pm while Creamline Cool Smashers volition play confronting PLDT Loftier Speed Hitters at 6pm.
Choco Mucho Flying Titans and Blackness Mamba volition battle on Friday, March 18 at three pm. The much-awaited duel betwixt F2 and Chery Tiggo was booked at 6 pm.
Check out the rest of the schedule on PVL website.
How to watch PVL 2022
ane. On Tv set
Watch all PVL matches alive via One Sports+SD (Aqueduct 91) or I Sports+HD (Channel 261) on Cignal.
It is also available for free on One Sports (Free to air Channel 41) and Channel half-dozen on Cignal, live every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sun and catchup episodes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
2. Livestreaming via app or website
You lot may also catch the games online via livestreaming at Cignal Play, Smart’s Gigaplay or Kumu.
For Cignal Play
1. Register and log-in to via mobile app (download via App Store or Google Play Store) or cignalplay.com.
two. Upgrade to Premium 75
(premium e-pin available via GCash)
iii. Go to the
channel tab and select premium channels to access I Sports+.
Smart Gigaplay app
i. Download the app for free in the App Store or Google Play Shop.
two. In the app, y’all need to enter a valid Smart Prepaid or Postpaid mobile number to go on.
three. You’ll promptly receive an OTP lawmaking via SMS. Enter the OTP lawmaking and accept the terms and conditions.
iv. Start watching PVL game.
PVL on Kumu
PVL has renewed its partnership with social TV app KUMU. The PVL 2022 Open up Conference will be streamed on the KUMU app on a 30-minute delay when it opens on March 16.
You may also follow PVL on KUMU at: https://app.kumu.ph/pvl.
The volleyball action will be streamed also on PVL’southward official website www.pvl.ph.
There’southward no announcement yet if PVL 2022 will have livestream feed via OneSports+ YouTube channel or on Puso Pilipinas Facebook page. The latter was used in previous pro season.
No live audience
PVL president Ricky Palou said the tournament volition still be held in a semi-bubble organization with no spectators allowed in line with the regime’south health and condom measures.
Though the alert levels have been downgraded, Palou said they withal have to hold the games backside airtight doors since the Paco Arena could but conform a small crowd.
Palou said they had wanted to concur the games at the PVL’s domicile at the San Juan Arena but couldn’t since information technology is still beingness used equally a vaccine center.
Side by side PVL Conference
Palou added that they looking to have three conferences in the season with the last in October to be played over two months where each team will exist immune to tap two imports to further stir upward play and generate excitement under the Reinforced format.
The 2nd conference will be the Invitational.
— The Summit Express