Originally Posted by Fox4paintball
Each team will play the other 4 teams in their bracket in a race to 7 x-ball format.
The top two teams in each bracket will advance to the playoffs.
The #1 and #2 seed teams heading into the playoffs will receive a bye and the #3 team will play the #6 team and the #4 team will play the #5 teams. The winners of those two games will advance to play the #1 and #2 seeds (who had received byes). The winners of those two matches will play for 1st and 2nd place.
All the teams that didn't make the playoffs will be ranked 7th - 15th based on their total points scored and in the case of ties there are several different tie breakers that can be applied.
The bottom 5 teams (#11 - #15) will be dropped down to the newly forming Challengers Bracket for Event 2 were they will be joined by 5 additional teams who are invited to join the challengers bracket.
For Events 2, 3 & 4 the top two finishers in the challengers bracket will get moved up to the champions bracket for the following event and the bottom two champions bracket teams will be dropped down to the challengers bracket.
Almost. You forgot the part that really interesting.
All the teams ranked 1-9 stay in the champs.
All the teams ranked 13-15 go to challengers
There is 1 more spot left for champs.
Team 11 plays team 12.
The winner of that plays team 10.
The winner of that stays in champs.