Niantic has announced that the player-versus-player Go Battle League is being rolled out starting today in Pokémon Go.
If you’re expecting to just hop on and start playing, that may or may not be the case. The Go Battle League will gradually become available to players based on their trainer level. The news was announced in an official blog post.
According to Niantic, the rollout will take place during a pre-season event. “During preseason, we will continue to optimize and tune the feature so that Season 1 can be the best season that it can be,” the company says.
Here are some more details from Niantic:
For the preseason, the GO Battle League will begin with the Great League, then move on to the Ultra League and the Master League. Leagues will rotate every two weeks. You can still rank during preseason, but your rank will be partially reset at the beginning of Season 1. You will still earn rewards for battling and winning, so this is a great time to practice and earn some cool rewards as well.
The GO Battle League’s preseason kicks off now with the Great League. The preseason will rotate formats to the Ultra League on Monday, February 10, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST. The Master League will follow on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST, with the Great League returning once again on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PST. Stay tuned for more details on when the preseason will end and Season 1 will begin.
For more details, visit the official Pokémon Go blog.