http://sports.qq.com/a/20171128/043812.htm For the 2017-2018 edition of the CBSL, there will be only 7 (seven) teams participating instead of 8 (eight) as the Guangzhou team is prohibited from taking part because of their involvement in a financial scandal relating to outstanding payments to Lin Dan and seven other players that resulted in a lawsuit against the club which to-date has not been settled yet, apparently. Specifically, CBA invoked the "2017-2018 CBSL Disciplinary and Penalty Regulations" to cancel the Guangzhou club's right to take part in the competition. As such , the seven participating teams are: Qingdao Ren Zhou Dongguang Xin Shi Ji (New Century) Xiamen Te Fang Zhejiang Neng Yuan Hunan Hua Lai Jiangsu An Nier Anhui He Shi The new season will run from 30th Nov 2017 until 3rd Feb 2018 and be divided into two stages, first the preliminary round-robin stage then followed by the playoff elimination stage for the top four teams in the semifinals to determine the champion and runner-up as well as the other place finishers. The entire competition should end before the 2018 Lunar New Year beginning on 16th Feb 2018. The CBSL is a mixed team event similar to the Sudirman Cup comprising Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles, with each tie consisting of home and away matches. The match format is best of three sets with the first two sets using the 21-point scoring system and the 3rd set using the 11-point system but no deuce. I don't have the composition of the players for each team and will post it here as soon as they are available. But, thanks to Nine Tailed fox, we know that Lin Dan will be playing for Qingdao team while Chen Long goes back to Xiamen team. For livestreams, as usual, http://www.zhangyu.tv/channellist If anyone of you have additional information and updates, kindly provide them here. Thank you.