MPBA LEAGUE INFO

II. LEAGUE OPERATION

 

All teams must have purchased an MPBA Season Event Ticket for the upcoming season in order to participate in that season.

 

All league teams rosters will consist of a minimum of 5 players and a maximum of 10 players. The roster must have the minimum number of players in order to be a verified team in the MPBA Season.

 

Team owners will have the ability to remove players at will. If a team owner wants to add any player he will then have to pay an additional roster fee of $10.

 

All removals/adds can be made on the team management tab on MPBA2KEvents.com

 

Any team that participates with a player on their roster without filling out the roster change form will automatically forfeit any game that said player participates in.

 

Players are only allowed to play on one team at a time! Playing on multiple teams can lead to the player being removed from league play.

 

Any individual on the roster has the ability to use any account that is listed on a team's sign up form.

 

All MPBA2K games must have the MPBA2K logo on the NBA2K Pro-Am arenas court. If the court isn’t eligible for logos you are omitted. 

 

You must own your logo you sign up with! No professional logos allowed. Ex NBA, College, NFL, etc

 

The team owner is the individual who filled out the forms and paid the registration fee. You may switch ownership throughout the season by applying on the team management page. The fee is $20.

Please allow all administrators 24 hours to update all statistics. 

 

Any player who changes their PSN/Gamertag throughout the season will have to pay a fee as if it's an additional roster add. 

 

 

All roster transactions will take place the following day. Don’t expect any changes during league operation hours 4:00 PM EST - 5:30 AM EST

 

Please see the list of fees below

 

MPBA Season Ticket - $100

MPBA Roster Add - $10

MPBA Ownership Transfer - $20

MPBA Play Name Change - $10

 

NO REFUNDS!

  • ONCE YOU HAVE SIGNED UP AND PAID, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

III. STRUCTURE OF CONFERENCES AND PLAYOFFS

The MPBA consists of four conferences. 

 

North 

South 

East 

West 


 

All teams will be put in a conference via a random generator live-streamed on Twitch.

 

East conference will have a head administrator who will be your primary contact for all your MPBA Concerns.

PLAYOFFS

The top four teams of each conference will automatically qualify for the MPBA Playoffs. Seeds 1-4 will be conference winners. All conference winners will be chosen by the following

 

  1. Win Percentage

  2. Head to Head Record

  3. Strength of Schedule

  4. Coin Flip 

 

Seeds 5-32 will be sorted by win percentage. All tiebreakers will be decided in this order. 

 

  1. Win Percentage

  2. Head to Head Record

 

IV. SCHEDULE & ACTIVITY

 

WR TIMELESS RULES

TIMELINESS RULES FOR PLAYOFFS/TOURNAMENTS

  • The intent of the timeliness rule is to create a competitive environment that is respectful of an opponent’s and viewers’ time.

  • After a game time is established, create a chat with your opponent and @MPBA2K  twitter reporting the game time. Both teams must agree.

  • If you do not report your game times to MPBA in advance as described above, we will not enforce the on-time rules.

  • You must notify the opposing captain 90 minutes in advance to reschedule. The scheduled series can only be pushed back a maximum of one hour. The series may not be pushed back past 11:30 PM Eastern, even if that’s less than one hour from the original start time.

  • The primary accepted form of communication is Twitter for scheduling purposes as the captain and team twitter are listed on the website. Discord is also an accepted secondary form of communication and will be upheld as valid but twitter should be used for scheduling first. Psn or Xbox messages are not the correct way to contact teams.

  • Games must begin within 30 minutes of the scheduled game time, and each team’s stream must be up showing 5 players in the arena. If this does not happen, the team that is late will lose game 1 of the series.

  • Every 20 minutes after that a team is late will result in a forfeit of a game in the series.

  • Example: 50 minutes late will be an 0-2 deficit (series forfeiture if a 3 game series). 1:10 minutes late will be an entire 5 game series forfeiture.

  • MPBA reserves the right to not enforce the timeliness rule for any reason. Reasons MPBA may elect to not enforce the rule include but are not limited to first-time offenders, it’s a late-round of the tournament, the team is deemed to have a significant emergency situation (ex: incapacitated, hospitalized, etc.)

  • Spread rules are in effect (see spread rules section). But, you may not choose to quit out of the game. If you choose to quit out of the game for reasons such as “it feels laggy” repeatedly without the opponent agreeing, your team may be forfeited. The only acceptable reason to quit a game is that you lagged out or another reason beyond your control. You may be given one warning or forfeited.

  • If the game does not start within 10 minutes of both teams being in the arena, MPBA may elect to coin flip the series. If it is one team causing the hold up, MPBA may elect to forfeit the series. Teams should be respectful of the viewers’ time.

 

The MPBA Season will last between 14-18 days for the regular season. 

 

The MPBA regular season will be in an open scheduling format. You may play every team in the league a maximum of 3 times. 


 

  • Tentative MPBA2K Events Schedules

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  • 9/18 - MPBA JumpOFF Sign-Ups

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  • 9/25 - MPBA JumpOFF Begins

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  • 10/1 - MPBA Season Sign-Ups 

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  • 10/14 MPBA Season Begins  

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  • 10/28 MPBA Season Ends

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  • 10/29 MPBA Playoff Begin 

 

VI. SCREENSHOTS/GAME TIMES/STATS

 

All game results must be posted in the MPBA2K discord under the conference that your team has been assigned. An administrator will react to the game results once it has been entered into the statistical system. Games must be labeled as “Your team vs blank team”

 

Any game disputes must be handled in the MPBA2K discord. The MPBA admin that is assigned to the disputing team conference will be the initial point of contact for the game dispute. Please have any proof and explain the details of the dispute the best you can.

 

THE MPBA ADMINISTRATION HAVE THE FINAL SAY SO IN ANY GAME DISPUTES 

 

The winning team is responsible for sending in all game results. 

 

No blurry images will be accepted

Games must be submitted in a timely fashion. MPBA is not responsible for entering in any statistics that are over 12 hours from when the game was played. 

 

If you have any disputes regarding your team record or if any stats have not been updated within 48 hours please contact your conference administrator.

  • Playoffs/Tournaments: The winning team of the series must submit ALL game results for that series, included the losses. Failure to comply with this rule may result in a forfeit.

  • Game results, including regular season, must be submitted the same night the game is played or no later than the following morning. Repeated failure to comply with this rule may result in forfeits and removal from the league with no refund.

VII. STARTUP & IN-GAME RULES

 

All MPBA2K games must be played via Private matchmaking in order for them to qualify as a legitimate league game

 

MPBA2K logo must be on all participating teams Pro-Am Arena Court



 

All MPBA2K teams must have MPBA in the team name for identification purposes

 

All MPBA2K games must be found through the MPBA2K discord. 

 

During gameplay, if any player lags out before the game begins the game will not count and may be replayed instantly or sometime down the line

 

If the losing team lags out during the MPBA regular season the game will go on and play

 

If any player lags out within the first 60 seconds the game won’t count. The game can be replayed instantly or at a later date.

 

If the winning team lags out during the MPBA regular season that team will have the option to continue the game with an AI or quit within 30 seconds on the game clock. The game will not count and can be replayed later. 

 

All MPBA2K games must be streamed via Twitch. Any player on the roster can stream. 

WR LAGOUT RULES

All MPBA playoff/tournament games will alternate if both teams are on North American servers. Higher seed will always have the option to host Game 1, lower seed Game 2, and so on until the final game of the series.

The final game of the series host option will be based on point differential.

Example for a Best of 3:

Game 1: Team A (higher seed) hosts and wins 78-70 (+8 to Team A). 

Game 2: Team B (lower seed) hosts and  wins 87-70 (+17 to Team B).

Game 3: Team B [has higher point differential (+9)] hosts Game 3.

Tie in point differential will favor the higher seed.

If a team quits a tournament/playoff game early, they will net -50 points. The max point differential if quitting early will be 50, the 50 will not be added on top of the current difference.

Example: Team A (higher seed) hosts and is winning 78-58 with 3 minutes to play and all 5 players from Team B quits. That will be a total of +50 point differential in favor of Team A.

All 5 players must quit for this rule to apply. If a single player remains in the game the team that is winning should remain in the game.

If there is a dispute on server, commissioner’s ruling will be final regardless of what these rules state.

MPBA recommends as a strategy to designate at least one player to remain in the game until the game clock strikes zero to avoid any mishaps and grab the screen shot.

Note central and eastern time zones are east server; mountain and western time zones are west server.

 

Intentionally quitting multiple times can result in removal from the league

Sending any player a message in-game or while he is at the free-throw line can result in a warning or removal from the league.

*WR HOST RULE*

Solving playoff/tournament server host disputes:

  • All MPBA playoff/tournament games will alternate if both teams are on North American servers. Higher seed will always have the option to host Game 1, lower seed Game 2, and so on until the final game of the series.

  • The final game of the series host option will be based on point differential.

    • Example of a Best of 3:

      • Game 1: Team A (higher seed) hosts and wins 78-70 (+8 to Team A). 

      • Game 2: Team B (lower seed) hosts and wins 87-70 (+17 to Team B).

      • Game 3: Team B [has a higher point differential (+9)] hosts Game 3.

      • Tie in point differential will favor the higher seed.

  • If a team quits a tournament/playoff game early, they will net -50 points. The max point differential if quitting early will be 50, the 50 will not be added on top of the current difference.

    • Example: Team A (higher seed) hosts and is winning 78-58 with 3 minutes to play and all 5 players from Team B quits. That will be a total of +50 point differential in favor of Team A.

    • All 5 players must quit for this rule to apply. If a single player remains in the game the team that is winning should remain in the game.

  • If there is a dispute on the server, the commissioner’s ruling will be final regardless of what these rules state.

  • MPBA recommends as a strategy to designate at least one player to remain in the game until the game clock strikes zero to avoid any mishaps and grab the screenshot.

  • Note central and eastern time zones are east server; mountain and western time zones are west server.

VIII. Discord Rules

1. Bigotry, harassment, and spam will not be tolerated. This includes voice chat, DMs, and general chat!
    1.1. Includes racism and discrimination in all forms, including but not limited to religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, disability, or lifestyle.
    1.2. Refrain from using any words of the LGBTQ and mental health spectrum in a derogatory manner.
    1.3. Harassment includes the disclosure of any personal information without the consent of the disclosed party.
2. Be respectful to your fellow users.
3. NSFW content such as media, text, names, and discussion is not permitted. If you need to ask if something is NSFW, the answer is usually "yes."
4. Impersonating a Mod, Admin, or MPBA staff is not allowed. 
    4.1. Which includes copying their name and profile picture to appear like them.
    4.2. Acting like you are a staff member.
5. No advertising or selling such as posting unapproved discord invites and even links to illegal sites.
6. Do not encourage other users to break the rules.

X. SEASON AWARDS

 

A PLAYER MUST PLAY AT LEAST 20 GAMES  OF THE REGULAR SEASON  TO QUALIFY FOR AWARDS

 

OWNER OF THE YEAR

SCORING LEADER

REBOUND LEADER

BLOCKS LEADER

STEALS LEADER

ASSIST LEADER

MPBA MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

MPBA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ALL-MPBA TEAM (TOP PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE)

ALL-MPBA DEFENSIVE TEAM (TOP REBOUNDERS, STEALS, AND BLOCKS)

ALL DIVISION TEAMS

MPBA FINALS MVP

 

  • BEST PLAYERS WILL BE UP FOR NOMINATION. GAMES PLAYED won't ALWAYS BE THE DETERMINING FACTOR FOR END OF SEASON AWARDS.

 

  • SEASON AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED BETWEEN THE 1st and 2nd ROUND OF THE PLAYOFFS. NO LATER THAN THE MPBA FINALS

 

  • ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS, PLAYER OF THE YEARS, AND ALL MPBA AWARDS ARE CHOSEN BY ADMINS.

 

  • ALL MPBA TEAMS ARE COMPOSED OF PLAYER OF THE YEAR WINNERS AND FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS.

 

  • ALL MPBA DEFENSE TEAM IS COMPOSED OF THE TOP TWO PLAYERS IN EACH DEFENSIVE CATEGORY, TOTAL, AND AVG.

 

  • MPBA MVP WILL BE VOTED ON BY LEAGUE OWNERS AND ADMINS. THE PLAYER WITH THE MOST VOTES WIN.

 

 

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