How to run a FIFA tournament: the step by step guide

EA Sports’ FIFA is most played and celebrated football game on the planet, with millions of fans challenging each other through thousands of FIFA tournaments. But you may be wondering how to run a FIFA tournament with your friends or other purposes?

If you’re a FIFA tournament organizer, welcome on! We’re thrilled to have you onboard the most powerful eSport platform in the industry and we’ll help you make great FIFA tournaments. Now, if you’re running your first competition on Toornament, here are some useful steps to follow:

1. Create and provide all the information

Your first step is to create your FIFA tournament by defining its name, select the game, usually the last FIFA released, and on which platform your participant will play. Here you can also define the number of participants and if it will be individual player or team composed of multiple players.

Participants are always in need of information: what’s the schedule, is it played on internet or offline, are there special rules, some prize to win etc. You can file additional fields from the “General Settings” section to provide all necessary information your participant may need.

2. Choose your tournament structure format

Toornament offers the widest choice of tournament structure format. Whether you want a basic single elimination bracket, a round robin stage or a league, you have up to 7 different structure formats usable for a FIFA tournament. You can also add multiple structure formats together, such as a round-robin stage followed by a single elimination bracket.

Once your structure format select, you can access advanced options to configure it, including your match format.

3. Open and validate registrations

Now that you’ve created a tournament, open its registrations so that participants can apply and validate them. The “Registration” section will allow you to customize all the automated messages that will be sent to your players during their registration process.

Once opened, participants will have acces to the registration form on your tournament public page. You can setup many custom fields to require additional information useful for your organization, such as the player ID from the tournament platform used.

Your new participant registrations appear in the “Registrations” section where you can manage them.

4. Place your participants

Toornament can place automatically your participants, following different methods: participant number or random. Participant number is great if you want to dispatch the top seeds (participants with the highest trophy count or level).

Ultimately, you can manually place every participant of your tournament. Learn more on how Placement works

5. Report and share results

You or your admins can then report all the results and scores in real time from the tournament dashboard and “Matches” section.

You can also decide to let your participants report themselves their match results from the tournament public page.

5. Master the basics first, experiment then

You now know everything on how to run a FIFA tournament. Later on, we’ll invite you to check and learn more about all Toornament advanced features from our Help Center… In the meantime, happy tournament!