Yup, it's that time again. We would like to congratulate the Top 4 teams who have made it into the Asia Highlander Season 2 Playoffs. As always, the schedule for playoffs can be a bit hectic, but we have done our best to make the schedule easy to follow and spread over the four weeks in a better way for participating teams. If you have not made it to playoffs, we would like to congratulate you and thank you for your efforts this season. All badges will be distributed at the completion of the season.
Playoffs Bracket Terminology
We have changed some Playoffs terminology for this season, these changes can be seen below:
- Upper Bracket is now Winners Bracket
- Lower Bracket is now Losers Bracket
- Grand Finals is separate from Winners & Losers Bracket Finals
While these changes are more heavily geared towards larger Playoffs brackets, we've done this to fall in line with more common terminology used by other tournaments. In the long run this should hopefully ease some confusion.
The below schedule is used to illustrate what matches are played each week, with the allowed days also being listed under the image. As you have made it to playoffs, we expect that you ensure you and your team's availability for these days, as matches will be tightly scheduled and closely monitored by each Sub-League's Manager (see our staff list here).
Playable Match Days for each set of matches:
Week 1: Winners Bracket Round 1 (BO1): Tuesday - Sunday
Week 2: Winners Bracket Finals (BO3) & Losers Bracket Round 1 (BO1): Tuesday - Sunday
Week 3: Losers Bracket Finals (BO3): Tuesday - Sunday
Week 4: Grand Finals (BO3): Tuesday - Sunday
The BO1 & BO3 matches are marked with BO1 or BO3 in the above schedule.
Picks & Bans
Picks & Bans are different for Best of 1 Map and Best of 3 Map matches. BO1 matches are played with two halves, BO3 matches are 1 half for each map. The order of Picking and Banning can be seen in the below lists:
Best of 1 Map
Home Team Bans Away Team Bans Home Team Bans Away Team Bans Home Team Picks
Best of 3 Maps
Home Team Bans Away Team Bans Home Team Picks Away Team Picks Away Team Bans Home Team Picks
Bracketing and Seeding
For an example of which seed is matched with the other, please refer to the line below.
If you are still unsure on the schedule, you can check out our Toornament page, or the handy screenshot below (please note the date on the schedule indicates the last day a match can be played):
All requests to cast from unapproved Casting Organizations or Entities need to be run by the Sub-League's Manager. For official coverage of matches, follow our Twitch channel. If you wish to seek approval, please read this thread first.