One more thing to mention: all games will play to 11 points (15 points maximum).
In prior seasons, 11-point games are played only when one team won three matches already. In the new season, all games are now 11 points. Presumably, this is done to cut down the total time, in length and in variation to please TV broadcasters.
And this part explains why Lee CW (and I believe for Intanon Ratchanok as well), apart from thebenefits of world-class coaching, wants to play in the CBSL :
Besides good prize money, there are other advantages to playing in leagues as long as players know how to fit it in into their schedule. “As the world No. 1 player, I am sought after. I have played in several leagues now. This is a platform for me to promote the game,” said Chong Wei, who also participated in the Indonesian and Indian leagues this year. “This is my fourth appearance in the China league. The quality of matches is outstanding and I can see the standard of their juniors too.”