I would like to know a way to calculate the minimum points required to guarantee Winer's bracket. I.e, how many points can guarantee a team falls into top 4 of a group.
The rules are as following:
Eighteen teams divided in two groups of nine teams each where they play in a round-robin format.
All matches are played in a Bo2.
- A win (2-0) provides 2 points.
- A draw (1-1) provides 1 point.
- A loss (0-2) provides 0 points.
Top four teams in each group advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. Bottom team in each group is eliminated.
Remaining teams advance to the Lower Bracket of the Main Event.
- If there is a tie along the Upper and Lower Bracket divider, an additional set of games will be played. For other ties (in order of importance): Head to head result between the tied teams Results against lower seeded teams (from directly below till last place) If a tie can be broken along the way, the process is restarted (back to head-to-head result) Coin toss
Please refer to DOTA2 TI7 Group Stage page for more information.