The four clubs joining us directly in the Play-offs will be University of Tartu, Vytautas, Kalev/Cramo and TLU, all seeded respectively 1-through-4, based on their accomplishments and combined results of the past three seasons in domestic leagues and Triobet BBL.
All other teams qualified for the Triobet BBL Eight-Finals were seeded from 5th to 16th place according to their regular season ranking (first 12 teams advance), which was based on: 1) their place in the group; 2) total number of points; 3) goals difference; 4) number of goals difference.
In normal circumstances, Tarvas/Palmse Metall would have been seeded 16th, but due to not showing up for their final game, they were eliminated from the Play-offs by a decision of the Triobet BBL Board. That means Barsy are next in line to take the final spot and will face first-seeded University of Tartu in the Eight-Finals round of the Play-offs.
The Play-offs will pair the 1st seed with the 16th, the 2nd with the 15th, etc. and the games will be played in a home-away format. The first leg of the Eight-Finals will be played on the 6-9th of February, while the second leg will be carried out after a week's break, on the 21-23rd of February.
The team with the higher ranking after the Triobet BBL Regular season (so, excluding University of Tartu, Vytautas, Kalev/Cramo and TLU Kalev) will play the second game at home.
This year, we are guaranteed to have a new Triobet BBL Champion, as none of the former champions will be among the 16 remaining teams.