The league players are sent to upon death in the Hardcore League in Path of Exile.
Some terms used to describe Default League: softcore; casual; shame-bringing; a fate worse than death; not elitist enough; a place of no return; worse than hell.
It is said that when you get sent to Default league, you die in real life.
Player 1: Dude, Johnny's level 80 shadow just died!
Player 2: Sucks to suck! He's in default league now.