Opening Pull: AUDL and PUL Updates

Two semi-pro updates and our social select!

Welcome to Opening Pull, your weekly wrap-up of the previous week in ultimate. We’ve gathered the news you need to know and highlights you need to see, and we’ll let you know what’s coming up in the next week.

Live ultimate is on pause for the time being, without a clear end to the shutdown in sight, as the global community combats the spread of COVID-19. For more details, including a timeline, see The Latest on the Coronavirus Impact on Ultimate.

AUDL Considering Alternative 2020 Competition Formats

The AUDL has remained hopeful that they can still have some form of a season this year. Along with stating that they are working on new guidelines for those at potential games during the coronavirus pandemic, the league noted that they are “evaluating multiple 2020 season scenarios, including a shortened regular season, and a tournament-style set of matches” to reformat competition to fit these constraints. Perhaps we will still be crowning an AUDL champion this year after all.

PUL Lays Out Plans For Lost Season

Meanwhile, the Premier Ultimate League won’t be playing a season in 2020. However, the league will not simply recede into the background to reemerge in 2021. The league announced plans for content during this prolonged offseason, along with internal initiatives. Among those content plans were topic-based player features on Instagram Live and a “live-stream, game-show style event” that pits players from different teams against one another.

The PUL also said they would be providing monthly updates on the 7th of each month.

Social Select

Stanford Superfly’s annual music video wasn’t spared from the restrictions of social distancing, but they still managed to make content outpacing nearly any creative material in our sphere.

Stanford Superfly Music Video 2020

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