MSEL Fall Major 2022 Playoff Guide

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This article explains all the necessary information about the MSEL Playoffs (i.e.) days/times of matches, where to find the bracket, how many teams qualify, etc. 


How Many Teams/Players Make the Playoffs?

  • The amount of participants that make it into the playoffs is determined by how many registered.
  • Every game will receive a secondary Redemption Road (R.R) bracket for teams/players that did not qualify for the "Champion" bracket. 
  • The Redemption Road (R.R.) bracket will mirror the number of teams/players and schedule as the Championship bracket, w/ the exception of Minecraft (see table below and "Schedule").
Game # of Teams in Playoffs # of Rounds

(Champ) Seed 1 - 32

(R.R.) Seed 33 - 64

Chess (Champ) Seed 1 - 16
(R.R.) Seed 17 - 32
Minecraft (Champ)*  Seed 1 - 72* 5
Minecraft (R.R.)*  Seed 73 - 120* 5
Rocket League

(Champ) Seed 1 - 32

(R.R) Seed 33 - 64


*No players will be eliminated round-to-round. The winner will be determined after the culmination of all 5 rounds. Minecraft will still use the queue system. Please see the Minecraft Troubleshooting Guide to ensure players are properly set up to compete. 



  • Default match times for all games listed above will be 8:00 pm Eastern Time. 
  • You may only reschedule a playoff match if you meet all of the following criteria: 
    • Your competitor agrees to the new time in the match chat on the Generation Esports platform.
    • You notify and receive approval from MSEL admins for the new time here.
    • The match score is reported before midnight Pacific Standard Time on the day of the match.
    • Your opponent must agree to the rescheduled time in match chat on the Generation Esports platform or the default time will remain.
  • Note: Playoffs/finals are manually seeded; players will not use the queue system.*

Week 1 

  Mon 11/28 Tue 11/29 Wed 11/30 Thu 12/1
Brawlhalla Round 1   Round 2  
Chess Round 1   Quarterfinals  
Minecraft   Round 1   Round 2
Rocket League   Round 1   Round 2


Week 2  

  Mon 12/5 Tue 12/6 Wed 12/7 Thu 12/8
Brawlhalla Quarterfinals   Semifinals  
Chess     Semifinals  
Minecraft   Round 3   Round 4
Rocket League   Quarterfinals   Semifinals


Week 3 (Finals)

  Mon 12/12 Tue 12/13 Wed 12/14
Brawlhalla     Finals
Chess Finals    
Minecraft   Final Round  
Rocket League   Finals  


How to Qualify

  • A roster/player must:
    • Play at least 6* matches in order to be eligible for playoff qualification.
      • *5 matches for the Fall Major 2022 season. 
    • End the season at a high enough leaderboard placement (see tiebreakers below). 
    • Note: Any unplayed regular-season matches will be counted as a loss against the player's/roster's record at the end of the regular season, per rule
  • The tiebreaker system will be run as a tiered protocol that will be used if multiple teams finish the regular season with the same overall record, pursuant to rule 
    1. Wins. (Forfeit wins and bye wins are scored as a full series undefeated win)
    2. Head-to-head record. (If the two tied teams have played each other, their match record against each other is compared)
    3. Overall game win percentage. (e.g. winning a match 3-0 is better than 3-2)
    4. Higher opponents’ game win percentage. (e.g. it is better to beat an opponent who  consistently won 3-0 than 3-2)
    5. Fewer forfeit losses.
    6. Fewer bye wins.
    7. The team which had a higher number of wins before their first loss.
    8. If the first loss is received after the same number of wins, then the team which lost to the stronger opponent (as defined by game win percentage) will be ranked higher.

Where can I view the playoff bracket?

  • Select "Tournaments" from the left-hand menu. 
  • Under "My Tournaments", choose the tournament whose playoff bracket you want to view.
  • Scroll down until you have found the “Leaderboard” section and click “Playoffs”.
  • Click the “Bracket View” button to open the playoff bracket for that specific game.


Roster Rules and Substitutes

  • Per MSEL General Competition Rule 2.8.4: "Roster changes may be made at any point during or in-between seasons except during the time a team has queued for their match, during live matches, or once the playoffs have begun. Roster changes are prohibited for single-player and partnered (duo) game tournaments." 
  • In the case an emergency substitute is needed, the Team Admin must reach out to and receive permission. 
    • If you have not heard back after 24 hours of making an emergency substitute request, please contact support here

Things to know

  • Your admin will be emailed a form to fill out to ensure you receive your prizing. Forms will be sent out around 3 business days after the tournament's conclusion. 
  • Any admin with a team/player who made it to the playoffs will be notified via the email they use to sign in to Generation Esports.
  • Match format is located in the specific tournament overview. You can find the overview in the MSEL community section of our help site.

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