- All teams participating in a PBA Tournament must fill out the correct registration form and pay the applicable registration fee. ALL FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE
- All teams must have a PBA logo on the court as well as PBA in their team name.
- Your team’s captain must be in the PBA Tournament discord through the entirety of the tournament.
- Any player on a roster must use the GT that they signed up with. You may play with as many builds you want, as long as it is the correct GT.
- Adding a player to your roster is a $5 player add fee. Removing a player from your roster is at no cost. A player wanting to change their GT is a $5 GT change fee. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THESE FEES.
- A player may only play on 1 team per tournament. A player is NOT allowed to play for multiple teams using multiple GTs. A player may use multiple GTs for a single team however.
- We are an East server league. If an issue arises regarding which server to use, we will rule in favor of playing on a East server.
- Once the game begins and you play the game you are accepting the series as is. If you have knowledge of anything that may violate league rules and you wait until after the series is over to tell ADMIN then it may not be enforced.
- PBA may post on twitter regarding a rule addition or amendment of a rule. Please make sure to follow @PBA2KL_ on twitter.
- The PBA commissioner’s ruling is final. By registering for a PBA tournament you accept any and all decisions the PBA commissioner makes regardless of what this rule page states.
Matchup and Lagout Rules
- Teams must matchup using Private Matchmaking. Ranked games will not be counted for a tournament.
- Team captains must find your matchup in the appropriate PBA discord channel.
- 1 person from each team must stream the game. If a team does not stream the game, and the other does then it will be a forfeit for that team regardless of a win or loss. NO EXCEPTIONS.
- All streams must be archived. If you do not know how to save your streams or do not have the capability to do so, then you need to find someone else to stream for the team.
- You must post your stream link in the appropriate PBA discord channel when the matchup is going to begin.
- You must play on the court with the correct team name and logo used to sign up for the PBA tournament.
- If a player layouts before tipoff, it is an automatic restart of the game. Quit the game immediately, and communicate with the opposing team’s captain.
- If a team has a player lagout, that team must immediately quit. If you do not immediately quit and continue to play the game, then quit later in the game, it will be considered a loss for that team.
- Any player who has a lagout in the 1st quarter will be a restart of the game if the lead is under 10 points. If the lead is over 10 points in the 1st quarter, the game will restart with a spread. All four quarters will be replayed.
- If a lagout occurs after the first quarter of a game, then you will be required to enforce a spread and play the remaining quarters of a game.
- Example: Team 1 has a player lagout in the 3rd quarter with 2 mins remaining in that quarter. Team 1 is down 5 points. They must immediately quit out and Team 2 will have a 5 point spread and replay quarters 3 and 4. Whoever has the ball during the lagout must have the ball to start the game.
- You must screenshot the score at the time of the lagout as well as the final score after the restart of the game.
- All game results must be screenshotted and posted in the correct PBA discord channel. PBA is not responsible for tracking down your games.
- Game results must be reported in this format “Team A vs Team B Game 1” and so forth.
- If you choose to quit out of a game in a tournament situation it may be a forfeit.
- Any team suspected of violating or abusing a PBA rule may be removed from the tournament and/or banned from any PBA event.
- Again, if a team begins a game knowing that their opponent is in violation of any league rule, they are automatically accepting the results of that game. You may not have a rule enforced in favor of your team if you wait until you know the result of the game.
- PBA cannot predict every situation that may arise in a tournament. If a loophole is found in our rules, we reserve the right to amend any rules or add rules to make sure there is complete fairness in the tournament and to keep the integrity of the PBA brand.
- The PBA commissioner’s ruling is final and by signing up for this league you accept this ruling.
- All series are best of 3 through the semis. The finals will be best of 5.
- All rounds will have a 48hr time frame to complete the series.
- Once you begin a series you MUST complete the series that night. If a team gets off without finishing the series you will be forfeiting the remaining games.
- The only exception to the above rule is if an admin, and both team captains have an understanding of an arrangement due to unforeseen circumstances.
- If the series is not played within the 48hr time limit, it is up to the PBA commissioner's discretion to simulate the game or give an extension.
- Once a time is agreed upon by both teams you must add an ADMIN or PBA commissioner to a chat on twitter. The time must be said in the chat and agreed upon by both teams. You can find the Twitter handles of our ADMIN and commissioner under #the-pba-team in our discord.
- There is a 20 min grace period from the start of the scheduled game time before a forfeit will be enforced.
- You may reschedule a game time as long as it is 90 minutes in advance. You may not push a game back more then 2 hours from the original scheduled game time.
- If you are 40 minutes late you will be given a second forfeit. If it is a best of 3 you will have conceded the series. If it is a best of 5, you will start 0-2 for the team who was late. 6
- If the game is never scheduled in a chat with a PBA ADMIN or PBA Commissioner and both team representatives, then the timeliness rules may not be enforced. Please follow all the rules and be respectful of your opponents and viewers' time.
- PBA has the right to not enforce the timeliness rules for any number of reasons including hospitalizations, unforeseen family emergencies, or it being a late round of the tournament.
- Every team is required to register with a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 8 players.
- Players are required to post your primary position however you may play with multiple builds as long as they are under the correct gamer tag.
- Players may only register 1 gamer tag.
- Players are not allowed to play on multiple teams.
- Any roster change, or gamertag change must be accurately reported to the PBA and the fee paid.
- The first time a team plays a game without a player on their roster or appropriate gamertag it will result in a warning and/or a forfeit.
- The second time a team plays a game without a player on their roster or appropriate gamertag it will result in being removed from the tournament with no refund issued.
- A player must use a gamertag that they legitimately own. They may not borrow someone's account or use a “burner” account.
- Any knowledge of this account violation must be reported in advance of the series.
- Please report all evidence to a PBA admin or PBA Commissioner for review of the reported violation.
If a player/team is abusing the dribble glitch (all dribble animations included), as a way to gain a competitive advantage and influence the outcome of the game, the game will be forfeited by that team and the player may be suspended. Forfeits and suspensions will be determined under the discretion of the admin team. DO NOT QUIT OUT OF THE GAME IF YOU THINK A TEAM IS ABUSING THE DRIBBLE GLITCH. Please just clip the possible offense and send it to ADMIN. The ADMIN team will review the offense and make a decision. ADMIN and COMMISSIONER DECISIONS BASED OFF OF THE FINDINGS ARE FINAL.
The best way to avoid a possible forfeit situation is to NOT ABUSE the dribble glitch. All evidence of a dribble glitch abuse must be reported to the PBA Admin or PBA Commissioner for review. ALL DECISIONS ARE SUBJECTIVE TO THE ADMIN TEAM AND COMMISSIONER AND DECISIONS ARE FINAL.