Hm. I can’t seem to find Cole’s thread with a question on the subject. Anyway, here are the rules for how the World semi-final brackets will work. I hope this clears up whatever drama is starting…
All attendees of the World Finals in Las Vegas must lose exactly twice to be eliminated, regardless of how they got there. If you lose once, you’re still in it. If you lose twice, you’re out. Period.
- The 8 people from West and East who qualify move directly into the semi-final brackets. Losses from the West/East qualifiers do NOT carry over. You must lose twice at the World Finals to be eliminated.
- World Finals pools work just like East/West pools: the top 2 move into the semi-final brackets without resetting losses.
- This means the semi-final bracket will have 16 winners (8 from West, 8 from East, 8 from Worlds) and 8 losers (8 from Worlds). The top 4 seeds at East and West will receive byes in the semi-final rounds.
So if you are an East/West qualifier and you lose twice in a row at Worlds, you tie for 24th