Three-Man Challenge playoffs format
Qualifiers: Top eight finishers after eight rounds
Format: A series of four, single-elimination three-man RftG games
Matchups: Places 6, 7, and 8 will meet in the only Quarterfinals game. The winner will advance to Semifinal A.
Semifinal A: Places 4, 5 and the Quarterfinals winner. The winner will advance to the Grand Final.
Semifinal B: Places 1, 2, and 3. The top two finishers will advance to the Grand Final.
For those who care about theory (and this is optional reading), I like uncentered playoffs format like this, for two reasons: first, the plan here rewards regular-season performance. Two of our top three finishers are guaranteed a spot in the finals.
Second, it offers some hope for the mid-table. After all, an eighth-place finish could lead to a spot in the finals. But the road will be a long, difficult one.
TL; DR: Finish in the top eight.