E3 2018 – Esports Edition

Another year, another E3, and this year is once again filled with announcements with a strong esports scent, and a few events worth a look!
Find the complete conferences, and links to the specific trailers for the upcoming games and updates in our Esports Recap:


Electronic Arts brought back their big names of the competitive scene for this E3, with sports IP coming back for a new season: Madden 19, NBA Live 19 and of course FIFA 19.
We also learned more about the upcoming Battlefield V, which will boast a Battle Royale mode in addition to the classic multiplayer modes.
Finally, a surprise happened with Command & Conquer Rivals, a new opus to the famous RTS series, designed for mobile devices, with a RTS gameplay leaning towards Clash Royale and the likes.


The Microsoft conference was filled to the brim with announcements and news for around 50 different games. Three Microsoft titles caught our attention for their competitive aspect, even if the release date of two of them is yet to be revealed. These games are Forza Horizon 4, and two games which current opuses already have million-dollars circuits: Halo Infinite and Gears of War 5!


Ubisoft is known for taking care of its games and communities, and they delivered with the announcement for the new Just Dance 19, a long-time players favorite, but also huge updates to come for their competitive titles R6S and For Honor!


Last but not least, Nintendo was the closing player this year, but they delivered big time! Long-awaited Super Smash Bros Ultimate got a full character reveal, and the competitive scene has clearly been a focus with balance changes and maps, plus the invitational tournament held during the E3 (with results at the bottom of the article).
Splatoon 2 has also received his Octo Expansion, and Mario Tennis Ace is getting close to release!
The surprise of the conference was the announcement for the next Super Mario Party game, not exactly a contender for the next esports phenomenon, but you have to admit a Mario Party tournament would be a blast!
Finally, Fortnite has been announced on Switch, so you can really play anywhere!

Other titles that caught our eye during this week were obviously the next Call of Duty, Black Ops IIII, and Jump Force, a versus fighting game with all of your favorite manga characters.
If some of these announcements had something to do with Battle Royale, two games are 100% Battle Royale:

This E3 was also the occasion to have a few great tournaments, with the first one being the Fortnite Pro-Am 2018, reuniting 50 Fortnite streamers and pro players with mainstream celebrities for a huge charity match with a $3,000,000 cash prize:

Nintendo brought the World Finals of its Splatoon 2 World Championship at the E3 for everyone to see, and it was a blast!

Finally, the first ever Super Smash Bros Ultimate tournament happened during this E3 with an invitational tournament bringing together pro players from the previous titles of the IP, in a fun tournament mixing all gamemodes (1v1, 2v2 and Free-for-All):

Organize your tournaments in peace thanks to our GDPR update!

As you may have noticed these past weeks, new General Data Protection Regulation have come into effect in Europe. As we have always taken privacy very seriously, it did not change much on the platform: we have always only asked for the necessary data we need to provide you with the services (basically, an email address, all the rest is optional), we do not track our users, we do not sell your data, there are no ads or monetization of your data etc.
Though, it still caused a few changes on the platform, and here they are:

First, we have updated our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. We recommend you take the time to read those at least once.

If you have any question on these matters, a new contact email address is now available: privacy@toornament.com
You will also notice the apparition of a “Report Abuse” link or button on several pages. This will allow you to report any abuse you might encounter on the platform, through another email contact: abuse@toornament.com.

In addition, organizers have now the possibility to add their own Custom Terms of Use to tournaments they organize, that participants will have to accept along those of Toornament when registering to a tournament. Please note that these Custom Terms of Use shall comply with our Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Finally, you may now delete your Toornament account easily from Your Account if you no longer have a use for the service, or any other reason.

All in all, it means that by using Toornament, you are GDPR compliant, and can keep organizing your tournaments with peace of mind!

Open tournaments with high stakes this month!

New month, new Open Community tournaments!
Take a minute, check what we have in store, and maybe next week, you’ll be able to refer to yourself as a champion, especially given there are some high-stakes tournaments in the list this week!

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

ROG Community Cup #1by Asus-ROG & FoXRaiD Gaming (PC) 16 Teams 09/06/2018 Register
FDJ Open Series #06by FDJ Esport (PC) 128 Teams 10/06/2018 Register
Masters Tournamentby EagleEyeCS (PC) 16 Teams 10/06/2018 Register
Premium Invitational EUby Scorpia Tournaments (PC) 8 Teams 22/06/2018
29/07/2018
Register

darwin Darwin Project

Top100 Showdownby Scavengers Studio (PC) 100 Players 09/06/2018 Register
MisYs Tournamentby MisYs (PC) 50 Players 09/06/2018 Register
Duo Cup #1by 7 Sparks (PC/PS4) 50 Teams 23/06/2018
24/06/2018
Register

fortnite Fortnite

BTC Trophy Squad #4by Azeronoth (PC/PS4) 70 Teams 08/06/2018 Register
1v1 Kill-Basedby EU Championship Esports (PC) 30 Players 09/06/2018 Register
2v2 Teamby Moon Tournaments (PC) 16 Teams 09/06/2018 Register
PG Series – Qualif #1by Oserv Esport (PC) 64 Teams 13/06/2018 Register

rainbowsix_siege Overwatch

Meme Dream Leagueby The Meme Dream (PC) 12 Teams 09/06/2018
30/06/2018
Register
Omen by HP Trophyby ESWC (PC) 32 Teams 09/06/2018
10/06/2018
Register
Heroes of Ananas #10by Sylvanas (PC) 23 Teams 15/06/2018 Register

You are an organizer, and would like us to showcase one of your upcoming tournaments? Feel free to contact us on Twitter or Facebook, and come advertise it yourself on our Discord Server!

Toornament Feedback: Summer Edition

It’s time for us to gather another round of great feedback from our community!
We have a lot of things planned for the second half of 2018, with new features, and especially improvements for existing ones, but we want you to tell us what you think should be given top priority!

As of now, we are hard at work on adding some of the missing endpoints for the API and a revamp of the Organizer Dashboard general view to help organizers keep track of what is going on in their tournaments.

But as for what comes next, that is where YOU come into play. Simply answer a short questionnaire about current and upcoming features to let us know your thoughts and feedback about them all!

Free-for-All and Racing Games

Get behind the wheel and win! Remember our FFA Update? It’s been proven that it works wonders for all Battle Royale games and the likes of them, but what’s less known is that these new formats and structures are also perfect for all of you, Racing Sim fans out there!

Whether you are a Trackmania, Mario Kart, Formula 1 or any other racing game fan, there is a Structure for you!
Check these tournaments using Toornament new FFA features:

F1 Esports Series 2017

This competition followed a standardized F1 ruleset (except one of the races had basically double the points). Three races, points earned after each race depending on the position and a final standing to determine the winner:

Zrt Trackmania Cup 2017

The french community-favorite Trackmania competition is back this year, and here is last year final stage, with two semi-finals and a grand final.

The platform is fully ready to welcome you and your epic racing competitions, so no time to lose:

Beyond the Void now on Toornament!

Beyond the Void is a new fast-paced game available in early access for free on Steam. It is an original mix of RTS and MOBA, blending strategy, action and competition in a 1 vs 1 space setting where you play the captain of a spaceship with a mission: destroying your enemy’s mother-planet. To achieve that, you will develop your fleet by collecting a rare resource called Ambrosium and conquering new planets.

beyond the void

It is a game with challenging PvP features and that’s why it is now available on Toornament: so that the community has the opportunity to participate in competitions, just like Xoza1n who won the Ambro Cup #2, second edition of the monthly series!
So if you want to test your skill and abilities, register for the next Ambro Cup taking place on Sunday 17th June. Here are the details:

«Toornament is the platform that our community recommended to us. I personally often used it for tournaments I entered on different games and I find it easy to take in hand, both as a player or as an organizer. It makes it possible for the community to create its own tournament and, for us, to support them. It also offers a large set of tools for the communication around the tournament.»
Etienne, Beyond the Void Community Manager

Welcome to Beyond the Void and its community, we hope you will have a blast playing this game competitively!

Meet the Partner: HeroesHype

Time to meet another one of our Partners, with HeroesHype, a premiere Heroes of the Storm organization!

To start, please introduce yourself and your project

Hi! I’m Tristen Holcomb, aka “Mantis701” the Tournament Director over at HeroesHype. At HeroesHype we organize competitive esports tournaments and grow gaming communities through content and events. We’ve been running amateur and Pro-Am tournaments for over four years and currently run the HGC Open Division 2018 for Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm!

We do it all at HeroesHype and are constantly pushing the bounds of what it means to be a Tournament Organizer. On the esports side we create a bridge for players to go from amateur to pro by hosting consistent and stable prized tournaments that are highly competitive and operate like Pro leagues. The community side is supporting the players and viewers by creating content like Top Plays Vods, articles, interviews, Player/Team features, and hosting events at LANs for players and fans to interact.

How did you discover Toornament?

We were looking for a new platform to run our tournaments on because our previous platform didn’t have the functionality and usability we needed. We chose Toornament because it is bug-free, clean, and easy to use for players and our staff. We also loved the integration into our website via the API.

What feature(s) do you like the most on Toornament?

The API is a wonderful and powerful feature which we have big plans for. We also find the ability to export registration or participant information to a spreadsheet very useful in roster tracking.

Anything you want to add?

Our focus at HeroesHype is fostering the entire community surrounding Heroes of the Storm. Our crew is passionate about gaming and we want to help players succeed, so we base our resources around supporting them. There is nothing more inspiring for us than watching someone compete week after week in our tournaments and work their way to the pros!”
Eunice Chen, Owner and Founder

heroeshype squad

A big thank you to our community that has supported for all these years by playing in our tournaments, tuning in to our shows, and being a part of this adventure with us!

Many thanks to the whole HeroesHype Squad for their time and implication. Make sure to check their Twitch, YouTube and Twitter accounts for more awesome content!

May is the month to Play (in our Open Tournaments)!

New month, new Open Community tournaments!
Take a minute, check what we have in store, and maybe next week, you’ll be able to refer to yourself as a champion!

codwwii Darwin Project

Tournamentby Classroom Community (PC) 10 Players 19/05/2018 Register
Hunter Games #3by Darwin Project France (PC) 50 Players 19/05/2018 Register
Les Possédésby Commu. Les Possédés (PC) 50 Players 26/05/2018 Register

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CSGO 1vs1by DreamLAN.nl (PC) 24 Players 20/05/2018
21/05/2018
Register
EU Leagueby Tom Vincenti (PC) 16 Teams 25/05/2018
29/06/2018
Register
CSGO Turnering 2018 #2by HH LAN (PC) 20 Teams 25/05/2018
27/05/2018
Register
GO-League #3by GO-League.de (PC) 16 Teams 26/05/2018
27/05/2018
Register
Intercollege Qualif.by Genysis Cyber E-Sport (PC) 16 Teams 26/05/2018
31/05/2018
Register
ACS League Season 3by Amateur Championship Series (PC) 32 Teams 30/05/2018 Register

fifa18 FIFA 18

Talent Selectaby GameCampCities & Planet Kebab (PS4) 32 Players 19/05/2018 Register
Eurogamer Challengeby Qwatti Digital Entertainment (PS4) 128 Players/td>

19/05/2018 Register
$500 Invitationalby Syndicate Events (PS4) 128 Players 20/05/2018 Register
LG Spring League #19by ФКФ РОССИИ (PS4) 64 Players/td>

20/05/2018 Register

rainbowsix_siege Overwatch

Heroes of Ananas #9by Sylvanas(PC) 32 Teams 18/05/2018 Register
Battle Beginsby Electronic Sport Chaos (PC) 32 Players/td>

19/05/2018 Register
PaF Saturday DH Cupby Les Empafés (PC) 48 Players 19/05/2018 Register
League of Ladiesby Female Legends (PC) 8 Teams/td>

20/05/2018 Register
Uprising Leagueby Gn0me (PC) 16 Teams/td>

21/05/2018
31/12/2018
Register
The Puck Cup #5by Puckomodo(PC) 16 Teams/td>

26/05/2018 Register

You are an organizer, and would like us to showcase one of your upcoming tournaments? Feel free to contact us on Twitter or Facebook, and come advertise it yourself on our Discord Server!

The Free-for-All is here!

After months of hard work, we are finally ready to unveil our new update, containing everything you need to organize and participate in competitions for your favorite Battle Royale games. After our teaser from last week, we have the pleasure to announce that all planned features are now available on the platform!

If you wish to create a great Battle Royale tournament, like the LeStream Show Barrière, search no more, we have all you need!

Come and discover the brand new FFA-tailored structure, that can handle up to 100 players per match, with points and ranks automatically calculated!

More Details

Having the structure is good, but there is more to it! There are New Match Formats & Automated Calculations to make our organizers’ life even easier!


Last, but not least, this update also comes with the possibility to setup your Double Elimination Bracket grand finals the way you see fit, with or without reset!

More Details

All of these confirm that Toornament remains at the forefront of innovation when it comes to creating and managing the best esports competitions out there!

Check our detailed guides on how to create a tournament for your favorite game!



This new format allows you to create your Battle Royale tournaments, but also any other free-for-all format, like Racing Sims or FPS Deathmatches, as long as participants earn points for each game/race!
See our General Guides on how to create tournaments:

What to expect with our next update?

Fellow organizers, now your watch is ended, the Free-for-all structure is headed your way, as the headline of a massive update. To achieve this, we had to rethink a large part of the match system, and took the opportunity to bring some other quality of life improvements along the way!

New match format system

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First of all, we have redesigned the match formats, leaving the fixed list of available formats, to allow you to customize every aspect of your match, be it a best-of or a set number of games (like in the FFA).
Plus, each format now comes with a wide array of options, from the number of games to advanced settings for the most advanced one, allowing you to design your matches as you will.

Automated result & score calculation

Thanks to the new match formats, we have been able to develop a much awaited feature, automated calculation of result and score! It means that when selecting your match format, you may opt for a score or result-based calculation!

You will for example be able to only enter game scores, and all the rest will be automatic, the game results will give a Winner status to the highest score, and will automatically get conveyed over to the match level.

The Free-for-all Structure

With all of the stepping stones firmly in place, the Free-for-all new Structure, soberly called “Simple”, is now available! It makes good use of all of the previous improvements and new features to make organizing Battle Royale tournaments a breeze! First, a new match sheet, with reorganized content and a new interface to accommodate the hundred players that can do a Battle Royale match at once!

As you may see, the calculations are present, and you will just have to set the in-game rank and kills of a participant for the system to determine his total score, and rank him accordingly! And if you play several games, it all adds up to give the final standing!
And along comes the public version of the page, for everyone to follow and see the results of a Battle Royale game!

Double Elimination Grand Finals

Another highly requested feature is coming your way with this update, the double elimination Grand Finals Reset! You may now choose a Double Finals setting when creating a Double Elimination bracket, and this will automatically generate or remove the reset depending on the results of the first match of the grand finals, whether the Upper Bracker participant wins, or the Lower Bracket one!

With all these improvements and new features, we assure our position as the best platform to organize your competitions, and there is no way we stop here, and have plenty new things headed your way in the future!