During the off-season a suggestion thread was put up in the forums. All suggestions from that thread were compiled into a form and sent out to captains to vote on. Things that had a majority vote in favor of changing from Captains and Admins were changed. Follow-up discussion and voting was held for votes that were close.

1)
The following rule has been removed
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1.6 Player eligibility is locked at the end of regular season. This means that there is no additional game requirement during the playoffs and a player's MMR for the playoffs is whatever it was at the beginning of week 1 of playoffs. If a player promotes during the final week of regular season, they will have the 1 week grace period to compete at the lower league, but will need to compete at the higher league for the rest of the playoffs. (see 2.2.1 for further info on the grace period)

This means that the increasing game requirement of 10 games every 2 weeks will continue during playoffs.

2)
The following rule has been changed from:
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3.2 Players must attempt to contact their opponent prior to Wednesday 23:59 pm Pacific for each week. If neither player attempts contact, the match will be a double-forfeit.
3.3 If one player attempts to initiate contact but receives no response prior to 23:59 PM Pacific on Thursday, the match will be a forfeit in favor of the player who attempted contact.

to:
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3.2 Both players must attempt to contact their opponent prior to Wednesday 23:59 pm Pacific for each week. If neither player attempts contact, the match will be a double-forfeit.
3.3 If one player attempts to initiate contact but receives no messages from the opponent prior to 23:59 PM Pacific on Wednesday, the match will be a forfeit in favor of the player who attempted contact.

This changes the rule to have a hard deadline of both players need to send a message by Wednesday 23:59 Pacific. Don't wait for your opponent to message you, just know that you have to send a message by Wednesday or you will give up a walkover.

3)
MMR Changes for set 1 and set 3:

- Set 1 is now < 3114 MMR (midpoint of Plat 3 on NA)
- Set 3 is now < 3654 MMR (midpoint of Diamond 3 on NA)