The following number of Swiss rounds is required for Premier tournaments (such as Regional Championship Qualifiers). It may be used at the Tournament Organizer’s discretion for non-Premier tournaments.
|Players (Teams)||Swiss Rounds||Playoff|
|4 (Team/2HG Only)||2 Single-Elimination Rounds (No Swiss)||None (Run Single Elimination)|
|5-8||3 Single-Elimination Rounds (No Swiss)||None (Run Single Elimination)|
|9-16||4 (if Limited Format with Booster Draft in Playoffs)
5 (All Other Formats)
|Top 8 (If Limited Format with Booster Draft in Playoffs)
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.