The two-time champion Alvark Tokyo and Kawasaki Brave Thunders will square off on Oct. 2 in the opening game of the 2020-21 B. League season, the league announced Monday.

The matchup, which is hosted at Arena Tachikawa Tachihi, will be the sole top-division contest that day, as the other teams will begin the new campaign on Oct. 3. The second division will tip off with three games on Oct. 4.

The 2019-20 campaign was called off in late March — with one-third of the regular season remaining — due to the coronavirus pandemic. No champion was named.