Community Play-In Playoffs Information
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.