Playoffs Schedule

Top 16 Playoffs

Top 8 Playoffs

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

Each column is a round of playoffs. Scores must be reported immediately after matches are over so the next round can be generated as soon as possible.

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

The dates at the top of each column indicate the Default Match day for that round of playoffs. The default match time remains the same: 3:30 PM in your bracket's timezone. 

The ranges at the bottom of each column indicate the length of the round. This means that matches in this round can be played any day in that range.


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 Live Finals event, you must field the same roster you submitted for playoffs.

Make sure to keep this in mind!


Seeding

The Top 16 from West(B), West(A), ET and Top 8 from CT brackets will advance to playoffs!

For teams that don't make the cutoff
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.

If tiebreakers are not needed, teams who do NOT make the playoffs cutoff will be presented an option to continue competing in the Tournament Management page (same place your @General Managers edit and submit rosters!) through the Community Play-In tournament! This opt-in will appear in the Tournament Management page on Monday, November 11 and close on Friday, November 15.


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).


Live Finals Event

The winner of each playoffs bracket will advance to a Live Finals Event in Santa Ana, California on January 18, 2020.