Having trouble connecting!

this morning i found someone streaming a custom battle, so i tried to join, but attempting to join i was meet with a “chats are not available at this time” message. and says it is connecting, and help is wanted, thanks

Chat server has been having trouble connecting for a week or 3 currently.

Some connect instantly, some takes an hour if it’s bad.

It’s just unfortunate as it really impacts finding proper players.