The Exploding Cup will be preceded by at least 8 Qualifying Tournaments, of up to 8 teams each. These Qualifying Tournaments will be Swiss draw.
More information on the Qualifiers can be found at the Exploding Cup Qualifiers
group page. The winner of each of these qualifiers will gain an extra MVP and be admitted into the prestigious final tournament.
Additionally, in the event there are an uneven amount of qualifying brackets, the second place teams from each bracket will have an opportunity to play in the Final Tournament. The second place teams will need to apply to the main tournament page, and any holes will be filled with randomly drawn teams.
The winners of these Qualifiers, and any second chance winners, will face off in the 'main draw' - a Weekly Knockout Tournament
which will determine the winner of the Exploding Cup.
Please note: Prep matches between qualifiers and the finals are not allowed. Any teams playing prep matches will be disqualified from the finals.