This explainer gives a quick overview of how the tournament works (it does not include the exhibition bouts, and simplifies some details). More detail on the approach used can be found in the press release on Team pairings (and the documents linked from it), here.
Day 1: Each team plays 2 games (one blue, one pink). These games were selected based on desires the teams were polled on.
Each game contributes a "relative strength" for the two teams, determined by the ratio of points scored by each team.
After all games are played on Day 1, a process called least-squares minimisation is used to produce an overall rating and ranking from all the results.
The yellow and green games are filled by pairing teams with close rankings in this end of Day 1 ranking.
Day 2: Each team plays a game (yellow). Some teams play a green game.
Each result contributes additional "relative strengths" for the teams playing, which are used to regularly update the ratings and rankings throughout Day 2 (and Day 3).
Day 3: The remaining green games are played, for the teams who did not play a green game on Day 2.
After all Green games are complete, the final rating and ranking are used to select: a top 8, who go into an elimination tournament; and a 9 to 16 ranking, who play one additional (win/loss) ranking game on Day 4.
Day 3/4: The Top 8 teams are seeded into an extended elimination tournament, paired with slide pairings. Black arrows show how winners progress, and Red arrows how losers progress.CHANGE: After a vote of all teams, this was changed to a slaughter ("S-curve") pairing, at the teams' request.