The WNBA Playoffs have a new format as of the 2022 season. The eight teams with the best records during the regular season, regardless of conference, will qualify for the playoffs and be seeded based on their record. All playoff teams will participate in the first-round, bracket-style play consisting of four best-of-three series.
One bracket will include the No. 1 seed facing the No. 8 seed and the No. 4 seed playing the No. 5 seed. The other bracket will include the No. 3 seed will facing the No. 6 seed and the No. 2 seed facing the No. 7 seed. The winners of each series will move on to face one another in the other best-of-five WNBA semifinals series.
The winners of the semifinals series will then meet in the WNBA Finals, which also will be a best-of-five series.