A Bye is considered to be an automatic round win and is generally given to a low ranking player in an event where the current player count is an odd number. Just like a win against a player, a Bye will award 3 event points.
Players will generally only receive a single Bye result in an event, but it is possible that the same player may receive more than one, but that is unlikely.
When a player receives a Bye, they will not take any actions for the round, and the system will give the player four free sectors each with 20 ships for the round. These free sectors are to offset the advantage their next round opponent could have by actually accumulating sectors while playing an opponent.
Bye results are not included when determining tie breakers for an event.
A player's rating will not change because of a Bye result.