The PLL Championship Series is taking place at The St. James in Springfield, Virginia, from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, February 26, featuring the top four teams from the last PLL season – the Whipsnakes, the Archers, Atlas and Chrome – in sixes competition.
Every game can be streamed on ESPN+ in the United States with two games also on ESPN2 and the championship game on ESPNU.
Below are six reasons to tune into this sixes competition.
Fast-Paced Action: Sixes is a high-scoring, fast-paced game – the field is wide open with non-stop action. There will be a 30-second shot clock and quick restarts after goals, with face–offs only occurring at the beginning of each 8-minute quarter.
Star Talent: The PLL Championship Series features some of the best lacrosse players in the world from four of the top teams from last season. Standout players include midfielder Brad Smith on the Whipsnakes, a midfielder of the year nominee in 2022; Logan Wisnauskas on Chrome and Chris Gray on Atlas, the No. 1 and No. 2 picks in the 2022 draft; and the trio of Marcus Holman, Will Manny and Grant Ament on the Archers, who powered one of the best offenses in the league last year.
Physicality and Skill: Sixes requires all players to navigate the full length of the field with short sticks. The coaches have already anticipated that midfielders are going to thrive with their two-way talent, while attackers with size and speed will pose threats in transition while having to test their defensive ability.
High-Scoring Games: Sixes games regularly go into the double-digits, and the PLL is adding its own signature twist with a two-point arc from 13 yards away. This means there is always the potential for a big comeback, and no lead is safe.
Strategic Gameplay: With 12-man rosters, subbing on the fly, a 13-yard two-point arc and a shot clock, the series presents a great challenge for some of the top lacrosse coaching minds to maximize their team’s chances within a new format, and demonstrate best practices for in-game sixes management worldwide.
Championship Atmosphere: The PLL Championship Series has star power and the allure of sixes to go along with an electric atmosphere and an exciting schedule. With four teams in a nine-game tournament, the intensity will be there from the opening face-off until the championship buzzer, creating a must-watch event for lacrosse fans and a taste of the Olympic vision of lacrosse at its fastest.