At this point I hope at least a tiny word has spread of what we’re all about with our League but here’s a quick synopsis anyways. The idea of our league is to continue to grow the more competitive side of Battleborn through weekly matches. There’s no entry fee and as of yet no prize pool intended but we play for the fun, the competition, and the pride. I like to think and hope that even if a player or team didn’t win as much as they would have liked they still had fun competing. Come join us and compete or follow the action on the Xbox One club The Battleborn Competitive League.
Season 2 sees few but significant rules changes as discussed by our community: Beatrix will be honor banned (could become unbanned if the community feels she is nerfed to an acceptable standard), roster sizes increased to a maximum of 9 but no substitutes will be allowed anymore, and a brief check-in message for free agents assuring me they still want to play before assembling the free agent teams. Now on to the rules in total, and not so secretly hoping I don’t forget anything.
Here are the rules and formatting for the aforementioned weekly league:
Legendaries are banned.
Beatrix is honor banned until furthernotice.
Matches will be 5v5 Captain’s Draft.
Matches are best of 3 with each team being expected to complete their scheduled match by week’s end. Weeks will run from Monday to Sunday.
Higher seed chooses map for Game 1 while lower seed chooses if they would like to ban first or second. The loser of the previous game will decide if they would like map choice or draft choice for the next match ie loser of Game 1 decides either their preferred map or draft spot not both for Game 2.
Seeding will be determined at random for week 1 and for the following weeks will be determined by total number of points.
Each game win will result in a point ex. If Team A loses to Team B 2-1 in the match then Team B will receive 2 points while Team A will receive 1 point on their total points standings.
The game mode will be Incursion with all maps available for play as chosen.
The tiebreakers for Incursion are a little out of sorts right now so we’ll be using the old tiebreaker of highest score wins with kills being worth two points and assists being worth 1 point. The second tiebreaker will be total damage dealt.
Each team will only have 1 scheduled best of 3 match to complete each week. Team captains are expected to coordinate available hours.
Each season will last 6 weeks culminating in a playoff(number of teams for playoff will depend on number of teams that sign up). In Season 1 we had 8 teams and ran the regular season as 7 weeks so every team played each other, so with that in mind we may see the number of weeks adjusted if need be but plan for 6 and 2 more for playoffs. Furthermore, if we have an odd number of teams signed up except scheduling to include a bye or more and the regular season to be extended to accommodate this.
Both premade teams and free agents are welcome to sign up. Teams can consist of 5-9 players. If you are a team missing players feel free to find a free agent of your choosing to fill out your roster or I can assign a free agent. Free agents that sign up will be combined to form additional teams as numbers allow.
No substitutes will be allowed so make sure you personally are available for your team and use you 9 roster spots wisely. But remember if you sign up on a bloated team you personally may not get to play(as your team decides).
Free agents will be asked to check in up to two days after the sign-up deadline which is May 29, 2017, check-in deadline will be May 31 with free agent teams being assembled June 1. Check-in is a simple private message to my Gamertag: MahZeeeeeee just saying you are indeed playing. Yes I know it’s short notice but knowing we’re probably still at least a month away we wanted to get started with the season and hopefully build on the momentum of season 1.
Sign-ups are live now and the sign-up deadline will be May 29, free agent check-in deadline is May 31. Week 1 of Season 2 starts on June 5.
I know this is a lot to read and the formatting of my post could be cleaner so for that I apologize. This club isn’t just about trying to form a weekly league it’s also to help players grow in skill at the competitive level. I truly believe for Battleborn to survive or even grow we need a strong casual and competitive scene. Any players who have interest in competitive play whether to play themselves, follow and learn, or to steam the games themselves are welcome. If anyone would like to join and/or register a team post here or message me on this site or request a club invitation on Xbox One for “The Battleborn Competitive League” or directy message either myself Gamertag: MahZeeeeeee or Maylox23 on Xbox One. Remember we’re just two guys who love Battleborn and want to see it continue not a professional organization.
I’m always willing to answer any questions on here or Xbox whether it be privately or publicly so feel free to ask! I’m sure I forgot something and will immediately be kicking myself.