Our League of Legends Advanced Features are back!

Sorry about the wait folks, your favorite advanced features for your favorite game are now back on Toornament!
I obviously mean the Tournament Codes and Detailed Statistics!

They now work wonder again, and you can use them to ease up your life as a Tournament Organizer, especially with our new way of handling statistics after a Tournament Code match. Indeed, the URL for the match played with a Tournament Code is now automatically added to the match on Toornament, all you have to do is update the “Stats” link!

Good League of Legends tournaments to all!

September new Disciplines

September marks the start of the new school year, and just like any other studious person, we did our homework!
Here are the 20 new disciplines available on Toornament as of today (plus the newly-added Mordheim and a new map for Overwatch).

Arena of Valor
Mobile MOBA game by Tencent Games (Android).

Bazoo Esports
Mobile Puzzle game by Iscool (Android & iOS).

Black Squad
Multiplayer Tactical Shooter by NS Studio (F2P on Steam).

Dreadnought
Futuristic Combat Flight Simulator by Grey Box (PS4 & PC).

Fable Fortune
Collectible Card Game by Mediatonic (XBox One & PC).

FIFA 18
Football Simulation (I think) by EA Sports (PS4, XBox One & PC).

Gigantic
Strategic Hero Shooter by Perfect World (F2P on Steam).

Hand of the Gods
Collectible Card Game by Hi-Rez Studios (F2P on Steam).

Lawbreakers
Multiplayer Gravity-defying Shooter by Boss Key (PS4 & PC).

Madden NFL 18
American Football Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & XBox One).

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Fighting Game by Capcom (PS4, XBox One & PC).

Mordheim: City of the Damned
Tactical RPG by Rogue Factor (PS4, XBox One & PC).

NBA 2K18
Basketball Simulation by 2K Games (PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch & PC).

NBA Live 18
Basketball Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & XBox One).

NHL 18
Ice Hockey Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & Xbox One).

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Football Simulation by Konami (PS4, Xbox One & PC).

Project CARS 2
Car Race Simulation by Bandai Namco (PS4 & Xbox One).

Shardbound
Tactical Collectible Card Game by Spiritwalk Games (F2P on Steam).

Soul Hunters
Mobile Action-Strategic RPG by Lilithgames (Android).

The Amazing Eternals
Team-based Shooter by Digital Extremes (PC).

Titanfall : Assault
Mobile RTS by Nexon (Android & iOS).

Overwatch
New map “Junkertown” available in the match settings.

Organizers and Participants, to your competitions!

Let Mordheim pave the way…

Warhammer Fantasy — does this epic universe even need an introduction? Dive into the world of Mordheim: City of the Damned (Steam, PS4 & Xbox One) and lead your warbands into bloody skirmishes in this turn-based tactical adaptation of the renowned tabletop Games Workshop title.

We are excited to announce that Mordheim is now integrated into the Toornament platform, and we have been working with publisher Focus Home Interactive and developers at Rogue Factor to add official assets and game-specific features.

For new organizers, we have a starter guide to help you Organize your First Tournament, from the registration of your participants to the promotion of your competition thanks to our embeddable widgets and TV Module! Many other settings and advanced features are available, like the Participant Match Report from the Web or our Mobile App!
Of course, we are always working to make the platform better, so share your feedback with us!

Stay tuned and, if you haven’t already, give Mordheim a try!
Whether you’re here to participate in tournaments or take that extra step and start organizing your own, Toornament has been deemed the best platform by the creators of Mordheim for you to compete on!

September got CS:GO’ed!

September is bound to be a huge month for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Esports, so here is our breakdown of the main competitions taking place, or having already taken place! As per usual, find all information, results and replays on the platform!
The month started really strong with the knockout phase of the DH Masters Malmö, which saw G2 Esports come out on top:

After a break last week, while teams were in Sweden for the DH Masters, the ESL Pro Leagues are back with their weekly clashes and ever-evolving rankings:

As for the upcoming tournaments, this week-end will see a split in teams, between those that chose to go (or only qualified for) the 2017 ELeague Premier…

… and another Dreamhack competition, in Montreal this time!

And of course, next week will be the ESL One New York:

So it’s a packed up month for CS:GO players, and fans. It underlines the duality of the current CS:GO esports scene, which is the plethora of tournaments, to the point where it becomes hard to be able to attend them all (for players) or follow them all (for spectators), leading to a possible lost of impetus… Let’s hope it doesn’t happen, and that the hype stays as strong as ever, with an October month that’s bound to be a bit quieter, before November arrives, with its full week-ends!

And for those who also love to play CS:GO, head over to our Open Community Tournaments!

New Feature: Platforms

Today, we add a new Feature to Toornament: The Platform. You now have to set (at least) a Platform when creating a new tournament.
The setting is required, and has to be filled in for the tournament to be created:

We have listed platforms per discipline, meaning you will get a list of the available platforms for each game, and when there is only one, it will be set by default.
As for the “Generic Discipline”, it has all of them,
You can also access this option from the “Settings” menu, in case you made a mistake, or would like to add another Platform to the list:

Beware though, if you edit the Settings of an existing tournament, you will now have to set the platform(s) for the saves to be effective, else you’ll be confronted with an error like this:

The form has not been submitted due to invalid data. Please fix them and submit again.
Please fill in the platform for your tournament, as this information is now required.

This is the first step towards a better classification of tournaments on the website, to allow participants to search for tournaments on a platform-basis.
Let us know if you spot any incoherence in the platforms lists!

Additionally, we also changed the process to Login and Register to the website… Nothing changed technically, just a small update to make it better looking on mobile devices, and an improvement needed for new features to come!

Here is what it now looks like (Register on the left, Login on the right):

Support v2: Help Center and Discord Server are Live!

In our drive to offer the best user experience there is, we are today proud to announce our new Help Center and Discord Server!

Help Center

Though useful, our current Knowledge Base, on our Blog was far from perfect. A bit tedious to read and browse, it contained most of the answers you needed, but those were not always easy to find.
Thus, we today introduce the brand new Help Center that gathers all the resources from the Knowledge Base, supplemented with a F.A.Q, all tucked up in a practical and agreeable setting.

For starters, we recommend you read one (or both) of these guides, depending on why you are on Toornament:

We hope you will like and use it, and all comments are welcome on how to make it even better!

discord Server

Our official Support channels welcome a newcomer today, as we officially launch our Discord Server!
Most of you are already familiar with the software, but for those who don’t, let’s simply say it is a combination of text and voice channels, and that ultimately, we hope it will become a community-driven channel, that people use to get quick answers to their everyday questions, whatever the time!
Of course, all previous ways of contacting us remain open, and are still fully operational, we just add a new way of communicating with the team and the community!

Here is the August’s Open Community tournaments selection!

Another month, other tournaments!
Here we are again, with a selection of Open tournaments for you to play in!
So take a minute, check what we have in store, and maybe next week, you’ll be able to refer to yourself as a champion!

battlerite Battlerite Open Tournaments

france King or Killed 3v3by BattleFrance 64 Teams 01/09/2017
08/09/2017
Register

clashroyale Clash Royale Open Tournaments

colombia The Royal Primeby INDRA 256 Players 31/08/2017
13/09/2017
Register

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Open Tournaments

usa $5k CS:GO Event 2by Novastar Gaming 18 Teams 26/08/2017
27/08/2017
Register

fifa17 FIFA 17 Open Tournaments

france RoKh eSport Recruitment
by RoKh eSport
16 Players 31/08/2017
01/09/2017
Register

hearthstone Hearthstone Open Tournaments

denmark NPH #5by NetParty Herning 64 Players 02/09/2017 Register

lol League of Legends Open Tournaments

us DreamerZ Minor Leagueby DreamerZ Esports 12 Teams 25/08/2017
16/10/2017
Register

overwatch Overwatch Open Tournaments

canada DHMTL17 – OW Mainby Dreamhack Montreal 64 Teams 09/09/2017
10/09/2017
Register

r6s Rainbow 6 Siege Open Tournaments

US Tchotchora #2
by Ariga
16 Teams 01/09/2017
17/09/2017
Register

rocketleague Rocket League Open Tournaments

france FDJ Open Series #19by FDJ Esports 256 Teams 27/08/2017 Register

sf5 Street Fighter V Open Tournaments

france FDJ Open Series #12by FDJ Esports 256 Players 28/08/2017 Register

vainglory Vainglory Open Tournaments

US Lunaris Draft NA-SEA-EU
by Lunaris
64 Teams 26/08/2017
27/08/2017
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!

Will you be in Dallas (Quakecon) or Cologne (Gamescom) this week?

Two major events this week for video games enthusiasts, first the QuakeCon in Dallas, USA, and the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Let’s see what those two events have in store for us!

This year will be the 21st edition of the historic event, and Quake Champions is going to be the guest of honor, with the Finals of the Quake World Championship ($1,000,000 tournaments!) being held during the convention.
Two game modes are present, Duel which pits players 1v1:

And Sacrifice, for team matches 4v4:

If all teams for the Sacrifice tournament are known from the NA and EU Regional Finals, Duel players from their respective NA and EU Regional Finals will be joined by the 8 best BYOC players, which will be qualified live from the convention. You can find all due information regarding the tournaments on the Official Competition Rules.

And you will notice that there’s more than just Quake Champions, there is also an Anniversary Quake II Duel Tournament, a Rage: Road Rage tournament and a Battle of the BYOC DOOM tournament!
This QuakeCon is going to be something to behold, and may be the revival of an epic esports title!

In the meantime in Cologne will be held the Gamescom, with a much diverse panel of exhibitors, from Bandai Namco (Dragon Ball FighterZ anyone?!) to Electronic Arts (who already announced Battlefront II and an esports mode for Battlefield 1), Konami (PES 2018) and Microsoft Studios (preparation for the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational was racking up the viewers on Twitch before it even started!), without forgetting Amazon Game Studios (here for their title Breakaway, sort of a mash-up game between Battlerite and Rocket League).

But besides PUBG’s Invitational, this convention is not all about announcements and games to come, as several huge events are to happen there:

The Finals of the Hearthstone Global Games 2017:

Season 2 Finals of the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Year 2:

Last but not least, the ESWC is also going to be on site with Clash Royale and FIFA 17 tournaments,
As for Clash Royale, two Offline Qualifiers will determine the last players that join the champions who already qualified through the Online Qualifiers since July, and the Round-Robin distribution of the champions is known already:

All details can be found on the ESWC Clash Page.

Finally, the FIFA tournament will be the ESWC GamePro Cup, a national competition where the best german players meet for the title and a 5,000€ Cash Prize:

With two great events taking place in opposite sides of the world, isn’t home still the best place to be, to be able to follow them both and not miss a thing?

Team Liquid’s journey through The International 2017

The International 2017 was the seventh annual edition of The International, and third Major Tournament of the 2017 season. Hosted in Seattle for the sixth consecutive year, this year’s edition’s Prizepool culminated at a staggering $24,787,916 with more than $10,000,000 for the winners: Team Liquid.

They started strong in the Group Stage, finishing at the top of their group, after an almost perfect run of 5 Wins and 3 Draws. They came second only to LGD.Forever Young when it came to Group Stage results (the Chinese team went 6 Wins / 2 Draws):

The Main Event looked good for Team Liquid who picked as their opponent the 4th Team of Group B, Invictus Gaming. But as the Team Liquid’s official blog post states:

The Chinese squad looked very prepared to counter our draft, with Game 1 exposing the importance of vision in our playstyle. We snatched one back when they allowed GH’s KotL, but iG successfully punished our very greedy draft in Game 3 to knock us down.

Hence, Team Liquid went down in the Loser Bracket as soon as the Round 2, and had to make their way back to the Grand Finals, a feat never accomplished before.
That was no easy task, but they managed to defeat all of their goes until they met with Newbee. The Best-Of 5 match went quite smoothly, with a short (27 minutes) first game, won after a masterful Draft by KuroKy.

See the replays of the Grand Finals HERE

Game 2 could not have been more different from the first one, with a better Draft for Newbee, but Miracle-‘s Alchemist could not be stopped by the Chinese squad, and the game was a wrap.
Finally, Game 3 was probably the most disputed of the series, with both teams struggling to take any significant advantage, but Team Liquid, after an epic Roshan fight, would ultimately take the lead and not let it go until it was over, ending the game, the series and the tournament.

Congratulations again to the players and fans (with their epic “Let’s Go Liquid” chant!) for this impressive prowess, and rendez-vous in 2018 for the next Major Tournament of the 2017-2018 Competitive Season!