Brackets & Blind Draw
The VNMP competition is based on 64 player slots arranged in a single elimination type bracket. The website completes a blind/random draw that assigns players a bracket slot 1-64. If less than 64 players register for the VNMP competition, byes will be assigned to fill out the 64 player slots. The byes will be included into the randomized, blind draw and assigned a player slot 1-64. Byes can not occupy both player slots of a single match, and all Byes will be resolved in the 1st Round.
The following is a summary of how players advance through the 4 rounds (assuming a full 64 player field), to the Semi Final and then the Championship & Consolation Rounds.
Round 1: 64 players / 32 matches [ 32 winners advance to round 2 ]
Round 2: 32 players / 16 matches [ 16 winners advance to round 3 ]
Round 3: 16 players / 8 matches [ 8 winners advance to round 4 ]
Round 4: 8 players / 4 matches [ 4 winners advance to the semi-final ]
Semi-Final: 4 players / 2 matches determines seating into the Championship & Consolation Matches
Consolation Match: 2 players [ Winner Places 3rd , opponent places 4th ]
Championship Match: 2 players [ Winner places 1st, opponent places 2nd ]