First, a primer of the format. The elimination round is quite simple. Twelve teams, eleven games per team, and they'd face each other once. Top ten teams advance to the playoffs, top two teams advance to the semifinals outright, then the eight other teams figure in the quarterfinals with the higher seeds have the twice-to-beat advantage.
Then this is where it gets blurry. According to Snow Badua's article that has been used as the basis for all of the news articles about the format, the quarterfinal winners advance to the best-of-seven semifinals. So there are already 2 semifinalists, then 4 more from the quarterfinals, you'd get three semifinals series since there are six teams. Wait, what?
Ah, whatever. Let the PBA clear that up once people take notice. Either way, the road to the playoffs is quite clear. Top 2, semifinals; next 4, twice-to-beat in the quarterfinals; next 4, twice-to-win quarterfinals; bottom two, eliminated.
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Note: Previous versions of this article had teams playing 10 elimination round games. This has since been corrected to 11 games.