As stated in the rulebook, Masters and Minions top4 players are to proceed into Playoffs stage, where in Masters 4 different prize spots are to be decided, and in Minions there is a single prize spot for Minions Champion and an additional match to battle for promotion for a 4th-finishing Minions player. Also, the Path of the Hidden Master is present as always, providing a way for a Recruit player to bypass Minions tier and get into Masters division straight away. Following are the rules and first map random picks.
Maps were picked by http://www.randomizelist.com, with seed being re-run if the same map is picked twice for the same tier (i.e. tiebreaker, masters playoffs, etc).
First, Top3 Masters group stage finishers need to decide places via Best-of-1 round robin games; winner of the Round Robin gets 1st Playoffs seed and is to play against Barf in the first leg of Playoffs.
- Blackened vs Smitty: Stanitsa
- Smitty vs Orb: Shadowfiend II
- Blackened vs Orb: Borrowed Time
Masters Playoffs are 4 matches played as Best-of-5. First map is random pick, following by the loser’s pick.
Masters Playoffs map picks are as follows:
- #1/#4 – vs Barf: River of Gold
- #2/#3: Borrowed Time
- Final: Pitfight
- Bronze match: Badger Hills
Minions Playoffs are 4 matches played as Best-of-5. First map is random pick, following by the loser’s pick.
Minions Playoffs map picks are as follows:
- #1/#4 – Unano vs eskimo: Race Tracks
- #2/#3 – Sotsch vs Chewey: The Great Divide
- Final: Stanitsa
- Bronze Match: Pitfight
Path of the Hidden Master are 2 matches played as Best-of-3. First map is random pick, following by the loser’s pick.
Path of the Hidden Master map picks are as follows:
- 1st Round – bµg vs ZxGanon: Borrowed Time
- 2nd Round: Face-Off
All games are to be played by July 15h included.
All players are encouraged to allow streamers/casters into their game; announce your game schedules in discord to check whether there is anyone available to stream the match.