The teams will play in a double-round robin elimination where the eight teams will be ranked for the knockout quarterfinals.
The No. 1 team will face the No. 8 team while the second seed squad will be up against the seventh team, the No. 3 team will tangle with the No. 6 and the No. 4 team will face No. 5.
Winner of each quarterfinal pairing with the higher rank will have a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals.
Three will be a bronze medal match and the gold medal match will be a best-of-three series.