The following number of Swiss rounds is required for Premier. It may be used at the Tournament Organizer’s discretion for non-Premier tournaments.
3 Single-Elimination Rounds(No Swiss)
None(Run Single Elimination)
4 (if Limited Format with Booster Draft in Playoff)
5 (All Other Formats)
Top 8 (If Limited Format with Booster Draft in Playoff)
Top 4 (All Other Formats)
Team tournaments consider each team as a single player for this purpose.
In tournaments where awarded byes are used, each player with a 1-round bye should count as 2 players, each player with a 2-round bye should count as 4 players, and each player with a 3-round bye should count as 8 players when using the above chart.