We met with Patrick Pigeon and Cédrick Tremblay, Esports officials from Quebec, about their projects and how and why they came to use Toornament for them.
First things first, please introduce yourself and your association
Patrick Pigeon, C.E.O of the E-Sports Federation of Quebec (FQSE). I’ve been implicated in competitive video games and electronic sports for almost 20 years. I am one of the founders of the Federation that came into life in February 2016. It gathers student associations, schools, competition teams, players and other organizations linked to esports, all with a single objective: help develop the field in Quebec.
Cédrick Tremblay, C.E.O of Earthroot Gaming (their Twitter and Facebook). It’s a multi-platform organization established in Quebec, taking part in competitions all over the world. We are mainly famous for our Halo professional roster, Ryan Ford on Smash and Schemin on Madden as Top 10 players in the world. Earthroot Gaming brings professional players the help they need to progress, with personal resources management, tournaments organization and financial support. Earthroot Gaming was born in April 2015 and is currently in its 3rd year of existence.
Could you present your video games related projects and events?
Patrick: The federation is involved in many projects. Conferences, LAN, tournaments, leagues, shows, school projects are just some of our activites. Here are three of the main projects we are currently working on:
- Exclusion Case: the Federation works since its creation to settle this issue (for more information, click here (FR))
- The Cyber Espoirs League (LCE): league made from schools from Quebec. The project started on the 1st of April with a qualifier for an Overwatch tournament.
- Quebec Cup [under development]: the Federation started the accreditation and regional check in preparation of the first Quebec Cup.
How did you discover Toornament?
Patrick: I saw several organizers from Quebec use it
What are the features you use most on Toornament?
Cedrick: It is actually a tough question. Of course, results and participant information are vital for a tournament platform like this one. I did enjoy the fact that we were able to fill precise date and time for each round and match. That is rare in other tournament platforms.
Tell us more about your mission to promote Esports through education and how Toornament helped you in doing so.
Cedrick: the FQSE is going to organize a full league (the Quebec Cup, mentioned earlier), and not just week-end tournaments. Hence, Toornament is really helpful with all the qualifiers, and will be even more when the league starts.
What feature would you like to see added to Toornament?
Patrick: a clear and global ranking of participants at the end of a tournament, or at least the Top3.
Cedrick: Toornament should create a League system in which rules can be modified based on a Round basis, with for example participant information that could be changed between rounds (but remain visible on the previous ones).
One thing we can tell already, is that Cedrick’s wish is about to come true, with the release of our upcoming new version, and its new Structure System that will allow for much more versatility when it comes to handling long competition.
Thanks to Cedrick and Patrick for having taken the time to answer these few questions.