The Tournament will be broken up into four brackets, each containing eight players. The brackets have been designed to be evenly balanced with the combat levels, overall levels, guilds of the players, and other players in the same bracket so that everyone will obtain records based on what their strengths should allow them to have.
The main tournament will consist of four round-robin rounds, where everyone will fight every player from the bracket they are facing twice each. After each round, win-loss records for that round are tallied and playoff spots are awarded for the winners of each bracket in each round. In the event of a tie, head-to-head record will be the tiebreaker and if still tied, a single tiebreaker fight will be held to break the tie. The rounds are as follows:
Main Bracket Round
In this round, each player will fight the other 7 players in their own bracket twice each for a total of 14 matches. The players with the best records in their perspective brackets will be given #1 seeds to the playoffs and a double bye into the third round.
Akkad Bracket vs Kuril Bracket
Vo'Sangor Bracket vs Saakran Bracket
In this round, the 7 remaining players in each bracket after the #1 seeds are removed will face the 7 players in the opposing bracket twice each. After all 14 matches, the winners of each bracket are awarded #2 seeds for the playoffs and given single byes into the second round.
Akkad Bracket vs Vo'Sangor Bracket
Kuril Bracket vs Saakran Bracket
This round will have the 6 remaining players in each bracket with the top two seeds in each removed for the playoffs facing the 6 in the other bracket of the matchup. The winner in each bracket here after the 12 matches are held get #3 playoff seeds and are entered into the first round.
Akkad Bracket vs Saakran Bracket
Kuril Bracket vs Vo'Sangor Bracket
In the final regular round, 5 players from each bracket remain after the top 3 are entered into the playoffs. 10 total matches are held with 2 each against each player in the opposing bracket. The winners of each bracket after this round get #4 seeds and are entered into the first round of the playoffs.
After all four round-robin rounds are held, the 16 players who did not make the playoffs will be eliminated, leaving 16 players left to do battle for the title. All players who make it this far will be given a prize, the prizes will be posted in a separate post. The format of the playoffs is as follows:
First Round (best two of three)
Match A:#3 Akkad Bracket vs #4 Saakran Bracket
Match B: #3 Kuril Bracket vs #4 Vo'Sangor Bracket
Match C: #3 Vo'Sangor Bracket vs #4 Kuril Bracket
Match D: #3 Saakran Bracket vs #4 Akkad Bracket
Second Round (best two of three)
Match E: #2 Akkad Bracket vs Round One Winner
Match F: #2 Kuril Bracket vs Round One Winner
Match G: #2 Vo'Sangor Bracket vs Round One Winner
Match H: #2 Saakran Bracket vs Round One Winner
* Matchups in this round will be arranged to avoid rematches if at all possible.
Third Round (best two of three)
Match I: #1 Akkad Bracket vs Match F Winner
Match J: #1 Kuril Bracket vs Match E Winner
Match K: #1 Vo'Sangor Bracket vs Match H Winner
Match L: #1 Saakran Bracket vs Match G Winner
Semifinals (best three of five)
Match M: Match I Winner vs Match L Winner
Match N: Match J Winner vs Match K Winner
* Matchups in this round will be rearranged to avoid rematches if at all possible.
Third Place Match (best three of five)
Match O: Match M Loser vs Match N Loser
Championship Match (best three of five)
Match P: Match M Winner vs Match N Winner
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