Spring groups are made and matches are generated. Please read the following for general information regarding what to expect in Spring groups and the playoffs.
As stated in the rules, the groups are now mixed between regions and teams were seeded by their Fall standings into the new groups; the better your team performed in the Fall, the lower the seeds you will be competing against in your new groups.
In Division 1, the top 5 teams in each of the 6 groups + 2 wildcards will advance to a 32-team single elimination playoff bracket. The wildcards will be selected from the next highest ranked teams in the groups with 8 teams.
In Division 2, the top 4 teams in each of the 11 group + 4 wildcards will advance to a 48-team single elimination playoff bracket. The wildcards will be selected from the next highest ranked teams in the groups with 8 teams.
As a reminder, every individual set counts! Playoff contention is often decided by set differentials and head-to-head results as there are normally a few tied records, so make sure to get as many individual wins as possible (2-0s are better than 2-1! and 1-2s are better than 0-2s!), and of course report every match or it becomes a double forfeit.
Division 1 $50,000 prize distribubtion is as follows:
- 1st = 20,000
- 2nd = 10,000
- 3rd/4th = 4,000
- 5th-8th = 2,000
- 9th-16th = 500
Currently there is no monetary prize for Division 2; if we are able to obtain sponsored prizes (peripherals, etc) we will let you know.
If you have any questions, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to an admin live on BAND during our weekly help desk on Mondays at 6-7pm PST (first weekly help desk for Spring starts this coming Monday 1/9).