Setting your Match Format is a very important part of your tournament creation process, as it generates games, details and options tied to the Esport discipline you picked: maps, characters, rules etc.
Furthermore, Toornament allows you to set up different match formats at every stage of your competition.
What does this mean? More flexibility for you. You can have Best of 1 matches except for the Grand Finals in Best of 3, or Home/Away format during the group stage only, for example.
Let’s see how this works and how each settings work with each other.
The Match Format option can be found in the “Settings” > “General” part of the dashboard, then in the “Match” tab. Setting up your match format here will make it the default format for the whole competition.
This option can be found in the “Structure” part of your dashboard. Pick the phase you want to edit and click on the “Configure” button in the upper right of the screen.
Setting up your match format here will make it the default
format for the whole phase ( i.e. Group stage, Bracket etc.).
Pick a specific match in the “Matches” part of the dashboard. In the “Miscellaneous” tab, you’ll be able to edit the match format.
Setting up your match format here will only modify this specific match and no other.
Match format hierarchy
Now that you where and how to set up match formats, you might wonder what will happen if you’ve made different choices at different stages. Toornament follows a “Match Format hierarchy” that’s quite logical to understand:
The lower layer will overrule the others.
This means that the “Match setting” has priority over the “Structure setting”, which has priority over the “General setting”, or “Match > Structure > General”.
This hierarchy will allow to quickly set up a match format over your whole tournament and then, fine tune it at more precise stages. Give it a try!