KeyForge Tournament Structures

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The structure of a tournament determines how many Swiss and single elimination rounds are used. All KeyForge tournaments must use one of the following three types

Basic Structure

The basic tournament structure is designed to be very accessible, especially for newer participants. This structure provides a tournament experience that requires a modest commitment of time and resources from organizers and players.

Number of Registered Players Number of Swiss Rounds Size of Cut
4-8 3 No Cut
9-16 4 No Cut
17-24 4 Top 4
25-40 5 Top 4
41-44 5 Top 8
45-76 6 Top 8
77-148 6 Top 16
149 and above 7 Top 16

Advanced Structure

The Advanced tournament structure caters to participants that enjoy competition. This structure provides a robust tournament experience that requires a substantial commitment of time and resources from organizers and players.

Number of Registered Players Number of Swiss Rounds Size of Cut
9-12 4 Top 4
13-24 4 Top 8
25-40 5 Top 8
41-76 6 Top 8
77-148 6 Top 16
149-288 6 Top 32
289-512 7 Top 32
513 and above 8 Top 32

Custom Structure

The custom structure applies to all round structures other than the basic and advanced structures. Also included in the custom structure are tournaments that offer a number of rounds or size of cut that does not change based on attendance. The Event Outline of official custom tournaments will either include a specific structure tailored to that particular type of event or instruct the organizer to design a structure and communicate it to participants.