JOINING A TEAM
District of Columbia
ST. LOUIS SENTINELS*
KANSAS CITY LIGHTNING*
LOS ANGELES LEGION
SAN FRANCISCO DRAGONS
SAN JOSE EDGE
Frequently Ask Questions
Who is Eligible
Everyone is eligible to play in Season 4. In the past, the PBL has excluded the players from the top eight pro teams. However, there is not a pro Halo 5 scene right now. Therefore, there are no teams to exclude.
How Do I Join a Team?
If you need help getting in touch with a team, @PBLHalo or @VaporKs can connect you with team captains.
If the team is full, you have the right to create a team yourself and challenge the team to gain Captaincy.
You can also start a “Reserve Club”. “Reserve Clubs are a minor league structure of the PBL. If the Main Team roster is full, it is possible to also play for the region’s Reserve Club. We will be announcing more information about the Reserve Clubs soon.
How Do Rosters Work?
The Main Team has 4 starters and 4 extended roster members. We recommend that teams have no fewer than 6 players on the roster to start the season. In almost all cases, teams with fewer than 6 players have had to forfeit matches because of situations that prevent players from being able to get online for a match.
As rosters are formed, they will be updated at battleleague.com. We will post the first look at rosters soon.
Reserve Club members cannot be on the extended roster of the Main Team.
What are the Regions and Conferences?
Regions and Conferences are listed above. You can only play on the Main Club or Reserve Club in the region where you live. You cannot form a different team and bring it into the PBL system.
When Does the Season Start?
The regular season will start on March 10th. It will span 6 weeks. Each team should be prepared to play 2 matches per week or 11 matches total.
How Does the Season Work?
Phase One: Regular Season - For the regular season, 2 matches are played a week online. Teams play the other teams in their conference twice during the Regular season. The teams record determines their standing in the conference and is also part of calculating seeding for the post season. Captains will have the schedule for the teams played each week. We will use Twitter group DMs to schedule matches.
There is also an Interconference match that is played midway through the season. Interconference matches don’t count toward a teams regular season record. However, they do weigh heavily on a team’s post season seeding for tournaments.
Regular Season matches are Best of Five.
Phase Two: Qualification –. The top team for each conference is the Conference Champion and goes straight to the North American Championship. The two teams with the worst records in the conference are eliminated from the post season.
The remaining teams across the league will be selected from each conference for a total of 12 teams from all the conferences. The Qualification Tournament is a single elimination bracket to determine what four teams meet the Conference Champions in the NA Championship Tournament. Teams are seeded based on performance during the regular season and in interconference matches. Qualification matches are Best of Five.
Phase Three: North American Championship - The NA Championship bracket is seeded based on the strength of the conference determined during the inter-conference matches and the results of the Qualification Bracket. The Conference Champions are seeded 1-4. North American Championship matches are Best of Seven.
How Do Teams Get Information?
We use discord. Captains must be in the captains discord chat and be checking it for details.
Where Are the Rules for Competition?
The full documentation of Gametypes, Rules, Substitutions, etc. will be provided for captains to share with their teams.