RulesGroup Stage #1 (Round of 32): Dual Tournament format.
The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winner’s match.
The victor places first in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Loser’s match.
The loser places fourth in the group, will fall to the Challenger League Round of 48.
The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
The winner gets second place in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
The loser places third in the group and will fall to the Challenger League Round of 32.
Group Stage #2 (Round of 16): Round Robin format.
Top two players advance to the Quarterfinals.
Players who place 3rd and 4th in their group will fall to the Challenger League Round of 24.
Quarterfinals: Single-elimination playoffs.
All 8 players who make it to this round are seeded in next season's Code S.