Each player will be placed into a bracket without any official seeding and play a best of 3 one vs. one mid only mirror match up, meaning that both players will play the same hero and are restricted to play in the middle lane only. The winner is the player who first gets two kills or destroys two towers.
The side, Radiant or Dire will be decided with a coin toss and winning player gets to chose sides and then alternate. The heroes of the first two rounds are decided with a draft and if a third and final game is needed, Shadow Fiend will be the default hero.
To decide what hero is to be played both players pick two heroes, ranking them one and two. If the players pick four different heroes the highest ranked hero of each player will be played. If only one hero is the same, the ones that are not the same are used. Shadow Fiend is not draftable since he is reserved for an eventual game 3.