Schedule for Playoffs + Upcoming Matches


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We have received a few questions internally from other staff members, along with community members as to the schedule and what is happening for Playoffs. Playoffs will follow the Double Elimination standard, essentially meaning that there will be an Upper Bracket, and a Lower Bracket. To qualify for entrance into Playoffs, you will need to end up in a Top 8 seeding at the end of Week 8 of the Regular Season.

Badges

Anyone outside of the Top 8 will be done for the season, and will receive a Participant Badge at the end of the entire season. If you are skillful enough to be in the Top 8, but do not finish in the Third, Second or First places, you will also receive a Participant Badge at the end of the entire season. If you do finish in the Top 3, you will receive your respective Placement Badges at the end of the entire season.

Double Elimination

Double Elimination explained simply is just an Upper (Winners) Bracket and Lower (Losers) Bracket, where the initial Playoffs match decides which bracket you are placed into. In terms of who you are up against, we take your Team's Seeding at the end of the Regular Season and ingest it into the following format to create matches:
Double Elimination Bracket

Schedule

Week 1
Upper Bracket Round 1 (can be played Monday - Friday)

Week 2
Lower Bracket Round 1 (can be played Monday - Wednesday)
Upper Bracket Round 2 (can be played Monday - Wednesday)
Lower Bracket Round 2 (can be played Thursday - Saturday)

Week 3
Lower Bracket Round 3 (can be played Monday - Wednesday)
Upper Bracket Round 3 {UB Semi Finals}(can be played Monday - Wednesday) / Best of 3 Maps, 1 Half per Map
Lower Bracket Round 4 {LB Semi Finals} (can only be played Thursday - Saturday) / Best of 3 Maps, 1 Half per Map

Week 4
Upper Bracket Round 4 {Grand Finals} (can only be played Monday - Friday) / Best of 3 Maps, First to 2 Halve Wins per Map

Maps + Picks & Bans

You and the opposing team will have a list of maps to pick and ban.

You will have 8 maps from the Regular Season to choose from. For Upper or Lower Bracket Finals, this will be a Best of 3 maps, so you will be following the picking below:

Home Team Bans
Away Team Bans
Home Team Picks
Away Team Picks
Away Team Bans
Home Team Picks

You will have 5 maps from the Regular Season to choose from. For other Playoffs matches, there will only be one map picked out of a list selected by us, and the Pick & Bans are as follows:

Home Team Bans
Away Team Bans
Home Team Bans
Away Team Bans

Administration during Playoffs

If you have any issues during Playoffs, you need to contact us immediately, failure to do so in certain scenarios will result in penalties. If you know your team cannot participate in Playoffs for any reason, contact us prior to the first round.

Administrators will be following each and every match closely, ensuring Match Details are confirmed and the results are submitted correctly and truthfully. Certain Playoffs matches will be casted by our Official Channel, so please follow our rules when participating in one of these casted matches, and change your name to your username on the league website.