Matches will be best of three except for semis and finals which will be best of five. This is how the three formats for the best of three will be chosen (in a helpful step by step guide): 1. Contact your opponent and each of you lock one format. Example: Irpachuza locks gen7BF, and Rage locks gen8bssf. 2. Each player then bans one tier. Example: Rage bans Hackmons Cup, and Irpachuza then bans Super Staff Bros 4. 3. The remaining tier (Monotype Random Battle) will be played as the third format.
4. Battle each other. The format not chosen by either player is played first (i.e Monotype in the above mentioned example), and the loser of game 1 picks the second tier played.
Note: Whoever locks first bans second. So if A locks Battle Factory, and B locks SSB4, the next step is for B to ban a tier, and then A will ban a tier. That way the same person doesn't lock/ban first both times.
Please note that all scheduling attempts must be done publicly on Smogon Walls. No other proof will count for act calls regarding scheduling attempts.
If you have any other question, don't hesitate to contact me on Smogon or Discord.