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!

New feature: Match Lobby

Participants like to talk, would it be to exchange information about an upcoming match, or to gloat after a win. Whatever the reason, Toornament now features a fully functional and home-made chat system, linked to a tournament’s match: the Match Lobby.
It is available to all the participants of the match, and all admins of the tournament with the “Report Results” permission.

A varied selection of Open Tournaments for you this week!

It’s summer, and you’re not at the beach? Maybe you’d rather play in one of our many Open Tournaments, organized by our community or professional organizers.
This is just a selection, so feel free to scout the whole list to find what you are really looking for!

clashroyale Clash Royale Open Tournaments

us ESWC Gamescom Q.3by ESWC – Online 96 Players 29/07/2017 Register

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Open Tournaments

europe The Major (for you)by BGLCSGO – Online 24 Teams 01/08/2017
08/08/2017
Register

fifa17 FIFA 17 Open Tournaments

germany PumaFragrances Cup
by Webedia Gaming Gmbh – Online
32 Players 01/08/2017 Register

hearthstone Hearthstone Open Tournaments

us Honorable Seppukuby BloodyOx Esports – Online 16 Players 28/07/2017 Register

lol League of Legends Open Tournaments

denmark CBE Tournamentby CrossBorder eSport – Online 100 Teams 19/08/2017 Register

overwatch Overwatch Open Tournaments

france Oserv OW Party #6by Oserv Esports – Online 16 Teams 01/08/2017 Register

r6s Rainbow 6 Siege Open Tournaments

US NexTy Cup
by NexTy Team – Online
64 Teams 01/08/2017 Register

rocketleague Rocket League Open Tournaments

france FDJ Open Series #15by FDJ Esports – Online 256 Teams 30/07/2017 Register

splatoon2 Splatoon 2 Open Tournaments

france KenBogard Cup#1by KenBogard – Online 8 Teams 31/07/2017 Register

sf5 Street Fighter V Open Tournaments

france FDJ Open Series #8by FDJ Esports – Online 256 Players 31/07/2017 Register

vainglory Vainglory Open Tournaments

US Lunaris Draft NA-SEA-EU
by Lunaris – Online
256 Teams 29/07/2017
30/07/2017
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!

The Global Games Group Stage is over, and the finalists are known!

The Hearthstone official website reads:

In the Hearthstone Global Games tournament, teams from around the world go head to head to see which country is home to the greatest Hearthstone players on Earth, but there’s a twist – [the Community] decides who gets to be on each team!

The premises are simple enough, countries battle it out with cards to determine the World’s very best, with a Cash Prize of over $300,000. There has been no less than 48 countries (28 from Europe, 7 Americas and 13 from Asia-Pacific) that took part in the Group Stage, itself divided into 3 separate stages.

Click on the Stage Links to see the full details of each stage, group and match, with Classes and Replays!

Stage 1: Round of 48

From April to June, the First Stage was a Round-Robin with 8 groups of 6 countries each. Half of the teams got eliminated, with the first 3 teams of each group advancing forward to the second Stage:

Stage 2: Round of 24

Only 24 teams remained for the Second Round-Robin Stage, which featured 6 groups of 4 countries each. This time again, half of the teams were qualified for the next round, and the 4 best 3rd teams also passed, which was a chance for Belgium, Taiwan, Ukraine and Italy:

Qualifying Bracket

Finally, this Group Stage ended on a Qualifying Bracket, to determine the last 4 teams that will go to the GamesCom in August to know which would become the World Champion:

We now know the four teams still in the course to win this first edition of the Global Games:

  • Players: JáraVyskočil – pokrovac – StanCifka – CzechCloud
  • Players: HotMEOWTH – dog – Firebat – Amnesiac
  • Players: handsomeguy – Kranich – Flurry – DDaHyoNi
  • Players: DrHippi – NickChipper – Kolento – Neirea

Some numbers, statistics and trivia

All statistics gathered thanks to the Toornament API.

Throughout the 3 first stages of the competition, there have been:

  • 168 Matches (all were Bo5)
  • 686 Games
  • An average of 4.1 Games per Match

The most disputed Stage 1 group was Group G with an average of 4.4 games per match!
It got even closer during the Stage 2, with the Group F averaging 4.7 games per match!

No team was able to win all of its matches (the closest was South Korea with a 80% Match WinRate and 66.7% Game WinRate so far), but a team managed to lose all of its matches: Kazakhstan, which only managed to score 5 games in 5 matches.

What are the favorite classes of the players having taken part in the competition?
218 picks (15.89%)
203 picks (14.80%)
185 picks (13.48%)
181 picks (13.19%)
179 picks (13.05%)
163 picks (11.88%)
131 picks (9.55%)
86 picks (6.27%)
26 picks (1.90%)

Next rendez-vous is during the Gamescom, in Cologne in the end of August, so stay tuned to Toornament for all the results and data on your favorite tournaments!