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All regular season matches must be played by April 1st, 2023 at the latest.
The playoffs format for each division will be as follows:
- Invite: Top 4 Double Elim (Single Weekend)
- Advanced: Top 4 Double Elim
- Main: Top 8 Single Elim
- IM: Top 8 Single Elim
- AM: Top 16 Single Elim
- NC: Top 16 Single Elim
The first default day for playoffs will be April 3rd, and the final day to play matches will be April 30th at 11:59 EST
As a reminder, ringers must follow our guidelines, specifically for those after roster lock, [1009.4.3] - Ringers After Roster Locks
Invite playoffs will take place on April 1st and 2nd. The bracket will follow a traditional top 4 double elimination bracket, and all matches will take place across those two days. The first two rounds will take place on April 1st, and Semi- and Grand Finals will take place on the 2nd.
- Any minor penalties incurred during playoffs will reduce prize earnings by 10%, and major penalties incurred will reduce prize earnings by 30%. For more information on how penalties are modified during playoffs, check here.
- Forfeits during playoffs will result in a 50% reduction in earnings.
- Any players that fail to submit POV demos during playoffs will result in a second offense at a minimum, even if the player has no previous offenses.
- Map pick/bans must be completed 36 hours before the scheduled match time. Failure to do so can result in the team delaying pick/bans to lose their picks.
- Admins will encourage teams to avoid forfeits, and any team that forfeits will lose 50% of earnings.