Explains how GameID creation works for the postseason and tournaments SportsDataIo covers.
How does GameID creation work for the NFL playoffs?
GameID's will get created for the NFL playoffs once the games are determined. Games for the next round of the playoffs do not get created until the previous round is fully completed.
How does GameID creation work for leagues that use a playoff series in the post-season (NBA, MLB, NHL)?
For playoff series (NBA, MLB, and NHL), games from the entire series are created prior to the series starting. If the series ends before all scheduled games are played, the originally scheduled games will still show up in the API, but they will have a canceled status.
How does GameID creation work for leagues that use bracket tournaments in the post-season (College Basketball)?
GameID's for all games in the NCAA Basketball Tournament are generated around two weeks before Selection Sunday.
How does GameID creation work for leagues that use bowl games in the post-season (College Football)?
GameID's for College Football bowl games are created shortly after the matchups are announced. This goes for all bowl games as well as the National Championship Game.
How does GameID creation work for leagues that cups with group stages then knockout rounds (Soccer cups)
GameID's for soccer tournaments with group stages then knockout rounds similar to the European Championship or World Cup will get created once the games are determined. Games for the next round are not created until the current round is over.
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