Because we have 48 anglers this year, generating a bracket like in previous years didn’t work out the same due to limitations with the Challonge software. So this year’s series is broken up into three smaller brackets, or tiers. The winner of each bracket will comprise the three-way finale at the end of the year.
(Also, since Challonge could not accommodate a 48-person bracket, I did not pay for the Premier account upgrade this year. So I apologize for the ads.)