The tournament will be played according to Swiss system. The teams having three wins go to quarterfinal, and teams losing three matches are disqualified from the tournament.
This will be the first Major played according to this system. Previously, two Major qualifiers and ESL One New York were played according to this system.
The whole first round will be played in the first day of the tournament, which is going to be held since January 22 till 29 in Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia