Playoffs Format and Schedule

Round Round Length Default Match Time Score Reporting Deadline
1 Nov 18 - 20 Wednesday, November 20, 3:30PM Wednesday, November 20
2 Nov 21 - 23 Thursday, November 21 at 3:30PM Saturday, November 23
3 Dec 2 - 4 Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30PM Wednesday, December 4
4 Dec 5 - 7 Thursday, December 5 at 3:30PM. Saturday, December 7

All playoff matches are to be played in a Best-of-5 format. 

Keep in mind that some rounds may start the day right after the previous match.


Playoffs Brackets

Finding Your Next Opponent

Your team is responsible for contacting your next opponent in the bracket! Use the Team Contact List linked in your match assignment email.

Teams will not be receiving match assignments for rounds 2 and 4 of playoffs.

Roster Locking

Rosters will lock for the entire duration of playoffs and finals.

This means the last time you can make changes to your roster will be Nov 8 - 15, the week before playoffs begin.

If your team advances to the Online Finals event, you must field the same roster you submitted for playoffs.

Make sure to keep this in mind!


Seeding

The Top 8 from from West(B), West(A), and Top 4 from ET and CT brackets will advance to playoffs! From Nov 9-10, we will be determining the teams that will advance to playoffs. If tiebreaker matches are needed, teams will be notified ASAP during this weekend.

Addition of Scholastic Teams

Teams in the Scholastic Tournament will be presented an option to continue competing in the Play-In Playoffs if they don't qualify for the Scholastic Playoffs. This means the Community Play-In Playoffs will feature teams from both tournaments.


Determining Tiebreakers

Battlefy uses the following categories to determine overwall standings for the regular season brackets:
Wins, Ties, Losses, Opponent win percentage and Win percentage

If teams are tied across all categories for the final spot in playoffs, the team that had their first loss later in the tournament will get the spot.

If teams are still tied at that point (i.e. both teams lost the same week), a tiebreaker match will happen during the week of tiebreakers (Nov 12 - 16).


Online Finals Event

The number 1 team at the end of each playoffs phase will advance to the Top 4 Community Play-In Online Finals Event on Saturday, December 14.