ESB League – Welcome to 2042 Season 1


After hosting so many other 2042 events since the last ESB League season in Battlefield V, ESB League finally arrives to Battlefield 2042!
This first 2042 season kicks off with a restricted format compared to previous seasons. We are looking for 12 dedicated teams across Europe and North America: 6 on PC and 6 on PS5/XSX. However, even just 6 teams on either platform will make this work.
We aim to showcase top teams and players and what top competitive gameplay can look like. Detailed player stats are returning, with weekly livestreams and social promotion for everyone involved. Hopefully, this acts as a solid foundation to promote the 2042 competitive scene before kicking off bigger events in the fall.
Screenshot of the player rankings from Battlefield V Season 4.
Unlike previous seasons, there will be no qualifiers to secure a spot. Teams can sign up, and our staff will handpick the teams based on various factors. So please make sure you take the time to fill out the application form with all the requested information. While we understand this may lead to a few disappointed teams, participants must be carefully selected to avoid any dropouts throughout the season for this format and relaunch to work.
Visit the “League Schedule” tab, read the event format and schedule, and the “Sign-ups” tab to sign up! The FAQ section already has answers to many of your questions.


Games Modes:

5v5 ESB Flashpoint and 5v5 ESB Squad Obliteration will both be played in Season 1. Teams will have to use one squad of 3 and one of 2, with our spectators hopping between squads when we cast your matches.

If you want to read more about 2042 spectating, please visit the roadmap article we published HERE.



For Season 1, only players from Europe and North America will be able to play. While we understand that players from other parts of the world may be interested in participating, it won’t be possible during this season.

League Schedule

Important Notes:

  • This event is a Double Round-Robin, meaning that each team plays against each other twice.
    • Once the regular season ends, the top 4 teams will play in a Single-Elimination bracket to crown the champion.
  • This 5v5 event features 2 Matches a Week for each team.
  • While the schedule below highlights the standard match days for each week, teams can still play the games on other days/times as long as each match is played in its respective week.
    • For 5v5s, the first match of the week must be played from Monday to Thursday, while the second match must be played from Friday to Sunday.
  • This season’s focus is Europe and North America. Players outside of these regions will not be able to participate in Season 1. 
  • Sign-ups close on Wednesday, 15/05/2024 at 3:00 pm EDT / 9:00 pm CEST
Regular Season: 

Note #1: The full Game Schedule will be released on Monday, 20/05/2024, on the first day of the Season.

  • Week 1: Monday 20/05/2024 – Sunday 26/05/2024
    • Match 1: Thursday 23/05/2024
    • Match 2: Sunday 26/05/2024
  • Week 2:  Monday 27/05/2024 – Sunday 02/06/2024
    • Match 3: Thursday 30/05/2024
    • Match 4: Sunday 02/06/2024
  • Week 3: Monday 03/06/2024 – Sunday 09/06/2024
    • General Roster Lock: Monday 03/06/2024
    • Match 5: Thursday 06/06/2024
    • Match 6: Sunday 09/06/2024
  • Week 4:  Monday 10/06/2024 – Sunday 16/06/2024
    • Match 7: Thursday 14/06/2024
    • Match 8: Sunday 16/06/2024
  • Week 5: Monday 17/06/2024 – Sunday 23/06/2024
    • Match 9: Thursday 20/06/2024
    • Match 10: Sunday 23/06/2024

Brackets Released on Monday, 24/06/2024

  • Playoffs Sunday: Sunday 30/06/2024
    • Semi-Finals: Sunday 30/06/2024
    • Finals: Sunday 30/06/2024



Please read the whole article before signing up with your team, especially the “League Schedule” section. If you have any questions, please use the #general-assistance channel in our Discord BEFORE you send your application. Take your time to fill out the application with all the correct information. This is NOT a first-come, first-served situation, so please take your time to do this properly.

This season’s focus is Europe and North America. Players outside of these regions will not be able to participate in Season 1. 

Sign-ups close on Wednesday, 15/05/2024 at 3:00 pm EDT / 9:00 pm CEST



Confirmed Teams


  • [VII] seVen (NA)
  • [EN] ECHION (NA)
  • [3ID] 3rd Infantry Division (EU)
  • [BF4E] BF4 Enjoyers (EU/NA)


  • [BATS] Badass Tactical Squad (NA)
  • [LRRP] Long Range Recon Patrol (NA)
  • [FSN] Fusion eSports (EU&NA)
  • [NxS] Nexus (EU)




  • What game modes are offered in Season 1?
    • 5V5 ESB Flashpoint and 5v5 ESB Squad Obliteration will both be played during each Season 1 match.
  • Where will the league be hosted?
  • How many divisions will there be? How many teams per Division?
    • There will be a maximum of 2 Divisions, 1 PC and 1 PS5/XSX, each comprising 6 teams.
  • Is ESB League 2042 Season 1 prized?
    • This is not a prized season.
  • What is the roster size for this event?
    • Rosters can have a maximum of 10 players in them for Season 1. 
  • My team would like to change players once Season 1 starts, can we?
    • Yes, teams can make a limited number of changes before the Roster Lock on Monday, June 3rd, 2024.
  • How many times can I change teams during Season 1?
    • Players may only switch teams once during the season and before the Roster lock on Monday, June 3rd, 2024.
  • When does Season 1 start?
    • Season 1 officially launches on Monday, May 20th, 2024, and ends on Sunday, June 30th, 2024.
  • My team was selected for Season 1; when can I see the match schedule?
    • The Season 1 match schedule will be published on the league website on Monday, May 20th, 2024, at the start of the season.



  • My team has players that are out-of-region; can they still play?
    • No, all our 5v5 events are heavily region-locked.
  • Can I play in the PC and PS5/XSX divisions for Season 1?
    • No, players will not be able to participate in both. Both divisions run in parallel, and players may only join one of them.



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