The Professional Billions Association (PBA) will resume the fifth round of the Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2023-2024 at KINTEX PBA Stadium in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, for nine days from the 6th.
After this round, all five teams that advance to the postseason of the PBA Team League will be decided. The winners of each of the five rounds will be decided in this season’s postseason. If the winning teams overlap, the teams that advance to the regular round will be determined according to the overall rankings. If a team that wins the fifth round excluding NH Nonghyup Card (winners in the first and third rounds), SY (winners in the second round), and Crown Haitai (winners in the fourth round), the relevant team will have a ticket to the post season, and the other team will be determined according to the overall rankings.
If the fifth-round winning team among the three previously won teams overlaps, the top two teams, excluding the winning team, will advance to the postseason according to the overall regular round performance.
With the fifth round to go, the direction of the postseason is likely to be determined by the outcome of this round. The gap between NH Nonghyup Card (73 points, PS confirmed), Crown Haitai (67 points, PS confirmed), Welcome Savings Bank (46 points), Blue One Resort (45 points, PS confirmed), and SK Rent-A-Car (45 points), Hana Card (41 points), which is seventh, is only five points away.
Welcome Savings Bank, Blue One Resort, SK Rental Car, and Hana Card will compete fiercely for the remaining two spots. The 8th High One Resort (36 points) and the 9th Huons (34 points) are a bit far apart, but they have plenty of opportunities to advance to the postseason.
The team that has confirmed its advance to the postseason cannot relax until the end. This is because the postseason matches are determined by the overall rankings. This season’s PBA Team League has created a thrilling match, with the winner being decided by just one game in every round. This round also has to be a life-or-death struggle. The “greatest round ever” is expected to be held.
On Saturday, the first day of the fifth round, Huons and SK Rent-A-Car will play at the opening game at 1 p.m. and Hana Card and Blue One Resort will play at 4 p.m. Subsequently, SY and NH Nonghyup Card, which have confirmed their advance to the postseason, will play from 7 p.m., and Welcome Savings Bank will welcome the winner of the fourth round at 10 p.m. High One Resort will take a break.
Meanwhile, the “Welcome Savings Bank PBA Team League 2023-2024 Postseason” will start on Saturday, four days after the end of the fifth round. Postseason matches are decided according to the overall rankings of the regular leagues.
The postseason begins with semi-playoffs (best of three) of the fourth and fifth places. The semi-playoff winning team will play the first place in the regular season and the second and third place teams will play the playoff A (best of five) in the playoff B (best of five). In the final, the winners of Playoff A and B will compete to determine the final champion through the best of seven games. When the playoff ends early, the final schedule is advanced.