See [1008.17] - Playoffs for general bracket structure info.
[5004.1] - Bo3 Match Structure⚓︎
During playoffs in the best of three matchups, any KOTH map will be played as a Bo5 (first to 3 rounds wins). This is distinct from the KOTH structure in the regular season. Payload maps will be played in full Bo3 (first to 2 halves). Team leaders are allowed to request to play a Bo1 (whoever wins the round wins the map) on Payload maps, but may only play the map as a Bo1 if both team leaders agree in match comms.
[5004.2] - Playoffs Map Pick/Bans⚓︎
Teams must complete their pick/bans on time. Teams with adequate time will be penalized for not completing the process in time.
Pick/bans must be completed through match communications on the website by the specified deadline, 48 hours before default match time.
Failure to do so will allow the other team to pick for you. Please talk to your respective division admin if you may have trouble with this deadline, so we can give you more time if needed.
The following steps should be taken to select maps for any best of three matches (e.g. playoffs). Home/Away status in playoffs does not apply.
The team that is the higher seeded team from the regular season chooses to either be Team A or Team B. Team A bans a map Team B bans a map Team B picks a map Team A picks a map Team A bans a map Team B picks a map