seeding at Beast of the east
WHY YOUR TEAM THAT LOST EVERYTHING IN POOL PLAY STILL MIGHT MOVE ON, AND WHY YOUR TEAM THAT DID OKAY MIGHT NOT.
SEEDING FOR POOL PLAY AT BEAST OF THE EAST
All brackets at Beast of the East are competitive. Teams are placed in their competitions based on the division they requested in the registration survey. Some teams challenge themselves to play up at Beast and play against teams and talent they won't see in the regular season. Some teams enter developmental sides that play in a lower division so more players can earn experience. Teams that request D1 or D2 play in one pool. Teams that request D3 or D4 play in another. To ensure even brackets, Beast of the East reserves the right to move teams up or down as necessary and appropriate.
Once registration closes, volunteers seed the teams in every competition numerically. These decisions are made based off regular season division and results, past performance at Beast of the East, and personal knowledge of each team's ability. These initial seeds determine the pools. Teams with match results posted clearly online, or whose conferences present this information clearly, will be seeded more accurately.
SEEDING FOR PLAYOFFS AT BEAST OF THE EAST
Pool play results inform re-seeding to determine who heads to fight for glory in the cup playoffs, who moves on to the plate playoffs, and who goes home. Teams are ranked for re-seeding using a point system in which points are awarded for wins, scoring 4+ tries, close losses, and ties.
IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A TEAM THAT HAS LOST MOST OR ALL OF THEIR POOL PLAY MATCHES TO CONTINUE ON TO A PLAYOFF MATCH. DO NOT LEAVE THE TOURNAMENT UNTIL PLAYOFF BRACKETS ARE ANNOUNCED.
THE POINT SYSTEM:
A WIN earns your team 4 points.
A LOSS earns your team 0 points.
A DRAW earns your team 2 points.
SCORING 4+ TRIES in a match earns your team 1 bonus point.
LOSING BY 7 POINTS OR LESS earns your team 1 bonus point.
These points are tabulated at the end of pool play and teams are re-seeded accordingly. Ties in these rankings are broken by:
1. Highest cumulative points scored in pool play
2. Highest points differential (cumulative points scored for vs cumulative points scored against)
3. Coin Toss (we will do this for you)
Once the seeding has been determined, the top 4-8 teams depending on competition size will advance to the Cup Playoff. The next 2-4 teams by seed will advance to the Plate Playoff. All teams seeded highly enough will move on to the playoffs based on their re-seeded ranking regardless of total wins/losses. Even a team loses all three games in pool play, they can move on based on their performance compared to the other teams and the requirements of the playoff bracket.