Following the conclusion of the Swiss stage, the Masters Shanghai playoffs have been set. The event will continue on May 30, with two weeks of matches playing out until June 9, when the next Masters winner will be crowned.

The playoffs will be an eight team, double elimination bracket with best-of-three matches until the lower final. The final two matches, the lower final and the grand final, are best-of-five. The winning team will earn $350,000 USD and three championship points.

Four of the eight teams earned their spot through the VCT leagues. The winners of their respective league were seeded directly into the knockout bracket. Additionally, Masters Shanghai was the first event to feature a playoffs draw where teams picked their opponent. The teams that received a bye were able to select one of the four teams that qualified through the Swiss stage in a live draw.

The Masters Shanghai playoffs bracket. Eight teams remain in contention for the next Masters trophy

The selection order was randomly determined. Paper Rex Paper Rex Asia-Pacific Rank #1 mindfreak Aaron Leonhart Jinggg Wang Jing Jie f0rsakeN Jason Susanto d4v41 Khalish Rusyaidee something Ilya Petrov was the first team to be drawn, picking G2 Esports G2 Esports North America Rank #5 icy Jacob Lange trent Trent Cairns valyn Jacob Batio JonahP Jonah Pulice leaf Nathan Orf . 100 Thieves 100 Thieves North America Rank #6 bang Sean Bezerra Cryocells Matthew Panganiban eeiu Daniel Vucenovic Boostio Kelden Pupello Asuna Peter Mazuryk next picked FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Rank #4 MrFaliN Furkan Yeğen yetujey Eray Budak AtaKaptan Ata Tan cNed Mehmet Yağız İpek qRaxs Doğukan Balaban , followed by EDward Gaming EDward Gaming China Rank #1 WoodAy1 Lin Weihong (林伟宏) ZmjjKK Zheng Yongkang (郑永康) nobody Wang Senxu (王森旭) CHICHOO Wan Shunji (万顺治) Smoggy Zhang Zhao (张钊) Haodong Guo Haodong (郭浩东) choosing Team Heretics Team Heretics Europe Rank #1 MiniBoo Dominykas Lukaševičius Wo0t Mert Alkan RieNs Enes Ecirli benjyfishy Benjamin David Fish Boo Ričardas Lukaševičius as their opponent. FNATIC FNATIC Europe Rank #2 hiro Emirhan Kat Derke Nikita Sirmitev Boaster Jake Howlett Chronicle Timofey Khromov Alfajer Emir Ali Beder and Gen.G Gen.G Korea Rank #1 Munchkin Byeon Sang-beom (변상범) t3xture Kim Na-ra (김나라) Meteor Kim Tae-O (김태오) Lakia Kim Jong-min (김종민) Karon Kim Won-tae (김원태) were the final teams remaining, rounding out the playoffs bracket as the last matchup.

Further details on dates, live scores, and statistics can be found on the Masters Shanghai event page.