A coin toss decides which team has 'Selection Priority'. The team with Selection Priority gets to either pick their side
of the map or the drafting order. At the start of the next game, the team that lost the coin toss will have Selection Priority.
It alternates until Game 5 where another coin toss is done.
In each series, a coin toss decides which team has Selection Priority. The team with Selection Priority gets to either pick their side of the map or the drafting order. At the start of the next game, the team that lost the coin toss will have Selection Priority.
Extra Games: If teams tie along the Upper and Lower Bracket divider, more games will be played to determine seed.
Other seeds are resolved with the following steps:
1- Compare the matchup history of these teams
2- Compare their wins vs the seed right below them. Repeat until resolved
3- Coin toss
The 1st place in each group picks their opponent from either the 3rd or 4th place finish in the opposite group.
First Round: The higher seed has Selection Priority for game one and then alternates for game two. If it goes to a third game, the higher seed has Selection Priority again.
Other Rounds: Selection Priority is determined by total games W-L record of the Main Event. If it is tied, a coin toss determines it.
All Upper Bracket games are Best of Three. Grand Final is Best of Five, no game advantage.
Same choosing order rules as Upper Bracket, except when a Lower Bracket team faces a team that is or was previously in the Upper Bracket, the Upper Bracket team has initial Selection Priority.
Lower Bracket games are Best of One until Round 4 where they become Best of Three games.
Every game is a mirror match, meaning that each player plays the same hero.
Each player picks their two favorite heroes (their first and second choice). Shadow Fiend not allowed as one of these, he is always used if a third game is needed.
If both players pick four different heroes, the first choice of each is done for game 1 and 2.
If only one is the same, the ones that are not the same are used.