Format The 24 teams are divided into four divisions: North, East, South and West. Each team plays one game against the five other teams in its division, and one game against one team from each of the other three divisions. This makes for a total of eight round-robin games per team. The top two teams from each division qualify for the playoffs: The Red Bulls Salute, hosted by EC Red Bull Salzburg, and played in Salzburg and Vienna, on December 16-18. If the Salzburg team fails to qualify by seed, they will qualify as hosts. They will then take the playoff place of the second placed team in all groups with the least amount of points.