BRACKET ID: 11756

NBA2K23

Battle for the Land

Thu, Nov 10 - 12:00 PM PST • Draft Eligibility Prize • Free Buy-in

Available Region(s): North America

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Bracket Type

Single Elimination

Team size

Fives

Max Teams

64

Buy-in

Free

Draft Eligibility

Draft Eligibility

New Edition

* Pool based on current number of registered teams.

Game Rules

*THIS TOURNAMENT IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE FOR FULL TEAMS OF 5. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FULL TEAM OF 5, YOU RISK FORFEITING YOUR SPOT FOR THE COMPETITION. THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT IS HAVING A FULL TEAM OF 5 (COMPLETE ROSTER).
ONCE THE COMPETITION IS FULL, PLAYERS WILL BE PLACES IN A QUEUE BASED OFF WHEN THEY JOINED AND IF A SPOT OPENS UP AND YOU HAVE A FULL TEAM OF 5 IN THE QUEUE YOU WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE TOURNAMENT.

THURSDAY BRACKET FORMAT: THE BRACKET DROPS AT 3PM EST.
FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 5PM EST (Round of 64)
SECOND ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 7:30PM EST (Round of 32)
THIRD ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 10PM EST (Round of 16)
FRIDAY BRACKET FORMAT:

ELITE EIGHT STARTS AT 5PM EST (Round of 8)
FINAL FOUR STARTS AT 7:30PM EST (Round of 4)
FINALS STARTS AT 10PM EST (THIS MATCHUP WILL BE BROADCASTED

Format: 5v5 - Single Elimination

  • All Rounds will be best of 3 until the finals. The finals will be best of 5

Game Mode: Pro-Am

Game Style: Pro-Am

Quarter Length: Pro-Am

Streaming Requirements:

  • Each team is required to stream the match
  • Please ensure you have “Save past broadcasts” turned on your streams
  • Twitch names must be provided during signups
  • Stream Title must be set to “Battle for the Land – Presented by Rocket Mortgage

Player Eligibility: Amateur Draft Eligible players must be 18 by (before) January 1, 2023

  • Season 5 2KL Players cannot participate (they are already draft eligible)
  • Amateur Winning teams cannot participate in subsequent Draft Eligible tournaments
    • All teams are advised teams to have a waitlist of Amateur teams in case of disqualification.
    • We advise teams to have a backup player in case of this scenario

If a player on a winning team is signed up to a subsequent tournament, they will need to be replaced otherwise that team will be disqualified

How to compete:

  • Game Session Set up
    • You must first add the opposing player to your PlayStation friends list using their PSN Gamer Tag shown on the match fixture page. Once the opposing player has accepted the friend request, you should start a match with the above settings and invite your opponent.
  • How to Win
    • The player with the most points at the end of the game session will be awarded the win.
  • Draw
    • There will be no Draw. Games will play overtime until there is a sole winner

Server Issues:

In the event of server issues arising, tournaments may be postponed or cancelled depending on the severity of the issue.

Match Delay

Matches must be played in their entirety. Maximum permitted time to delay a match is fifteen (15) minutes.

Failure to complete a match or report the scores within 35 minutes of receiving the match fixtures will result in disqualification for both players due to inactivity.

Players may not delay the match for more than fifteen (15) minutes between each round. If a player delays the start for longer than fifteen (15) minutes, the other player should report the scores in their favor and provide proof of the delay occurring.

The player that did not delay must provide video proof showing that this fifteen (15) minute delay did occur.

Pauses

Players are allowed to pause for tactical, substitution or game related reasons. Pauses should only be for valid reasons and players may be punished for abusing this feature.

Player Disconnections

If a player disconnects from the match, then the match is to be remade and the match scores and time of disconnection must be replicated, the match must resume as normal once the time of disconnection has been reached in the remade game.

If both players disagree on the scores or when the time of disconnection took place and then video or photographic evidence must be submitted by the player that disconnected.

Forfeits

In order for a player to forfeit, the opposing player must leave or end the match immediately after they have captured proof of their accusation. Players will not be forfeited if the opposing player does not leave the game and the match is completed.

Players will forfeit a map for the following reasons:

  • Abusing the pause feature.
  • Leaving or ending a match prior to it's completion and then failing to provide valid proof of the accusation against the opposing player.
  • Hosting a match with the incorrect Match Settings shown above.
  • Delaying a match by more than fifteen (15) minutes since receiving the match fixtures for that round.

Hosting:

The higher seeded player will be the host (home team). A players seed is indicated by the number next to their name on the tournament bracket. The highest seed is defined as the player with the seed closest to 0. The lower seeded player will select the right side (away team) of the lobby.

REPORTING

Match Result

Both players are responsible for reporting the result of a match

Tournament brackets will be updated automatically once both players have reported the match.

In the instance that only one player reports the match result, the result will automatically be confirmed after ten (10) minutes. Please do not contact support in this time as you will cancel the timer.

Screenshots of the box scores will be required for all games. If there is no box scores, your match is subject to replay.

Disputed Result

In the instance that both players report conflicting results, the match will be placed into dispute and will be handled by a member of staff.

Evidence

In the event of a dispute, the player that has disputed will be asked to provide proof of their accusation. Please see the Evidence Policy section below to find out what evidence is required.

If the disputing player is unable to provide valid evidence for the reason that they disputed, then they will be removed from the tournament and will also receive a suspension due to disputing without valid reason/proof.

No Shows

A player has fifteen (15) minutes to show up and be ready to start the match. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit.

No Show Proof

If you have reported a no-show and the opposing player has disputed, you must provide video evidence that you have invited them to play prior to the fifteen (15) minute no-show deadline. Failure to do will result in the no-show claim being voided and both teams being made to play the round.

CHEATING

There will be Zero Tolerance for cheating of any kind. If caught cheating, you will be banned from any future NBA2K Related events.

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*THIS TOURNAMENT IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE FOR FULL TEAMS OF 5. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A FULL TEAM OF 5, YOU RISK FORFEITING YOUR SPOT FOR THE COMPETITION. THE ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT IS HAVING A FULL TEAM OF 5 (COMPLETE ROSTER).
ONCE THE COMPETITION IS FULL, PLAYERS WILL BE PLACES IN A QUEUE BASED OFF WHEN THEY JOINED AND IF A SPOT OPENS UP AND YOU HAVE A FULL TEAM OF 5 IN THE QUEUE YOU WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE TOURNAMENT.

THURSDAY BRACKET FORMAT: THE BRACKET DROPS AT 3PM EST.
FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 5PM EST (Round of 64)
SECOND ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 7:30PM EST (Round of 32)
THIRD ROUND MATCHUPS START AT 10PM EST (Round of 16)
FRIDAY BRACKET FORMAT:

ELITE EIGHT STARTS AT 5PM EST (Round of 8)
FINAL FOUR STARTS AT 7:30PM EST (Round of 4)
FINALS STARTS AT 10PM EST (THIS MATCHUP WILL BE BROADCASTED

Format: 5v5 - Single Elimination

  • All Rounds will be best of 3 until the finals. The finals will be best of 5

Game Mode: Pro-Am

Game Style: Pro-Am

Quarter Length: Pro-Am

Streaming Requirements:

  • Each team is required to stream the match
  • Please ensure you have “Save past broadcasts” turned on your streams
  • Twitch names must be provided during signups
  • Stream Title must be set to “Battle for the Land – Presented by Rocket Mortgage

Player Eligibility: Amateur Draft Eligible players must be 18 by (before) January 1, 2023

  • Season 5 2KL Players cannot participate (they are already draft eligible)
  • Amateur Winning teams cannot participate in subsequent Draft Eligible tournaments
    • All teams are advised teams to have a waitlist of Amateur teams in case of disqualification.
    • We advise teams to have a backup player in case of this scenario

If a player on a winning team is signed up to a subsequent tournament, they will need to be replaced otherwise that team will be disqualified

How to compete:

  • Game Session Set up
    • You must first add the opposing player to your PlayStation friends list using their PSN Gamer Tag shown on the match fixture page. Once the opposing player has accepted the friend request, you should start a match with the above settings and invite your opponent.
  • How to Win
    • The player with the most points at the end of the game session will be awarded the win.
  • Draw
    • There will be no Draw. Games will play overtime until there is a sole winner

Server Issues:

In the event of server issues arising, tournaments may be postponed or cancelled depending on the severity of the issue.

Match Delay

Matches must be played in their entirety. Maximum permitted time to delay a match is fifteen (15) minutes.

Failure to complete a match or report the scores within 35 minutes of receiving the match fixtures will result in disqualification for both players due to inactivity.

Players may not delay the match for more than fifteen (15) minutes between each round. If a player delays the start for longer than fifteen (15) minutes, the other player should report the scores in their favor and provide proof of the delay occurring.

The player that did not delay must provide video proof showing that this fifteen (15) minute delay did occur.

Pauses

Players are allowed to pause for tactical, substitution or game related reasons. Pauses should only be for valid reasons and players may be punished for abusing this feature.

Player Disconnections

If a player disconnects from the match, then the match is to be remade and the match scores and time of disconnection must be replicated, the match must resume as normal once the time of disconnection has been reached in the remade game.

If both players disagree on the scores or when the time of disconnection took place and then video or photographic evidence must be submitted by the player that disconnected.

Forfeits

In order for a player to forfeit, the opposing player must leave or end the match immediately after they have captured proof of their accusation. Players will not be forfeited if the opposing player does not leave the game and the match is completed.

Players will forfeit a map for the following reasons:

  • Abusing the pause feature.
  • Leaving or ending a match prior to it's completion and then failing to provide valid proof of the accusation against the opposing player.
  • Hosting a match with the incorrect Match Settings shown above.
  • Delaying a match by more than fifteen (15) minutes since receiving the match fixtures for that round.

Hosting:

The higher seeded player will be the host (home team). A players seed is indicated by the number next to their name on the tournament bracket. The highest seed is defined as the player with the seed closest to 0. The lower seeded player will select the right side (away team) of the lobby.

REPORTING

Match Result

Both players are responsible for reporting the result of a match

Tournament brackets will be updated automatically once both players have reported the match.

In the instance that only one player reports the match result, the result will automatically be confirmed after ten (10) minutes. Please do not contact support in this time as you will cancel the timer.

Screenshots of the box scores will be required for all games. If there is no box scores, your match is subject to replay.

Disputed Result

In the instance that both players report conflicting results, the match will be placed into dispute and will be handled by a member of staff.

Evidence

In the event of a dispute, the player that has disputed will be asked to provide proof of their accusation. Please see the Evidence Policy section below to find out what evidence is required.

If the disputing player is unable to provide valid evidence for the reason that they disputed, then they will be removed from the tournament and will also receive a suspension due to disputing without valid reason/proof.

No Shows

A player has fifteen (15) minutes to show up and be ready to start the match. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit.

No Show Proof

If you have reported a no-show and the opposing player has disputed, you must provide video evidence that you have invited them to play prior to the fifteen (15) minute no-show deadline. Failure to do will result in the no-show claim being voided and both teams being made to play the round.

CHEATING

There will be Zero Tolerance for cheating of any kind. If caught cheating, you will be banned from any future NBA2K Related events.

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*You will be placed in the queue when you have an incomplete team or the competition is filled. The queue system only recognizes teams that are full and is dependent on when you joined the competition. If a full competition has a team withdraw, the first full roster team will be moved from the queue into the competition.