- The competition will be carried out in one group.
- Regular season:
The Regular season consists of two phases.
One round robin is played.
Phase 2a): “Master Round”:
The teams placed first to sixth of Phase 1 will play a round robin amongst them to decide the placements for the play-offs. The Points from the regular season will not be taken along. The first placed team receives six bonus points, the second placed team receives four bonus points, the third-placed team receives two bonus points and the fourth-placed team receives one bonus point. Teams placed in fifth and sixth after the regular season will not receive bonus points. During the Master-Round the top 6 teams play for the privilege to pick their quarterfinal opponent.
Phase 2b): “Qualification Round A and Qualification Round B”:
The teams ranked on the places 7-16 are split in the second phase, the qualification round, into two groups of five teams. The best placed team of each group receives six bonus points, the second best receives four bonus points, the third-best receives two bonus points and the next best team receives one bonus point. The last team after the Regular Season of each group will not receive a bonus point. The two winners of the qualification round groups A and B assure the last tickets for the quarterfinals.
The group winner with the better ranking in the Standings after phase 1 is ranked on position 7 for the Play-Off pick.
Allocation of teams 7-16 + bonus points for Qualification round A and B
|Pos. after Ph.1||Bonus Points||Pos. after Ph.1||Bonus Points|
|Group A||Group B|
- Ranking in the table will be decided during each Phase of the regular season, until the second last game day, by a higher number of points, with the same number of points by better goal difference and then by higher number of goals scored.
After the last game day in each phase of regular season, ranking is made by Fundamental Rules Part II: §5(4).