A possible alternative is a single-elimination format where each match is a best-of-5 or best-of-7 series.
This may be done after each round, or only at selected intervals.
While the four lowest seeds would have to play into the second round round.
Brackets are set up so that the top two seeds could not possibly meet until the final round should both advance that farnone of the top four can meet prior to the semifinals, and so on.
Description: Marvel Movie Marathon: How long would it take to watch all 22 Marvel movies? One method of arranging a double-elimination tournament is to break the competitors into two sets of bracketsthe winners bracket and losers bracket W and L brackets for short; also sometimes upper bracket and lower bracketrespectively after the first round.