Introducing Toornament TV

After weeks of development and testing, we’re very proud to introduce Toornament TV!

Toornament TV was tailor made for offline tournaments involving multiple spots (gaming zone, stages…) and public audience.

Offline events involves a lot of stress on schedules and location, each multiplying the other. How to keep you players informed about their upcoming matches ? Your attending audience up to date with the tournaments advancement, the next big match on the big stage ? The answer : a lot of efforts, a lot of staff and a lot of stress. Our answer : Toornament TV.

Tournament TV is a smart, automated public display solution, designed with this key goals in mind :

  • Better understanding of the tournament(s) advancement
  • Dresses up your event with live content : photos, info strips, scores
  • Keeps the visitor informed, entertained and starving for more

How does Toornament TV works ? Well, it can’t get easier than this : the whole system is automated. We’ve designed a smart behaving, setting a wide and relevant set of rules, so that Toornament TV makes the right decisions and displays the right infos at the right time.
The added value is huge : for no extra time or no extra people in your team, your event gets much easier to understand and follow. And much prettier, too !

Here’s a typical use of Toornament TV :

You’re running a mid to large size LAN, with a main stage, a gaming zone and a partner zone
Each spot will attract your participants along with your audience
Main stage needs to show what are the next matches, Gaming Zone needs to show Tournaments advancement and your partners want well, to be visible on your events !
Each spot thus require a dedicated information desk, computer and admin to run it, plus 1-2 additionnal displays
Toornament TV can automatically handle all the informations / display tasks, freeing 3 additionnal admins on your team. Just start it from your Toornament admin options.

Toornament TV requirements are quite simple and straight forward :

– A PC with GPU dedicated per TV (one computer can run several displays with the same info)
– A modern web browser
– A Full HD (1920×1080) display
– A click in your Toornament page

Toornament TV embeds a live info strip, based on a Twitter feed and hashtag. Toornament TV is also customisable through its main elements :

  • Background picture
  • Main layout picture
  • Border color (CSS)
  • Text color

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You can check it Live on this page and learn more by reading The Toornament TV User Guide (pdf).

Esports Players and fans are coming to Paris this week

From Oct. 28th to Nov. 2nd, the prestigious Electronic Sports World Cup is back in Paris for its 11th edition, with $150,000 prizes and thousands of Esports fans cheering for the top players and teams from 35 different countries. Six popular disciplines are played this year :

  • « Counter Strike : Global Offensive »
  • « Counter Strike : Global Offensive » Women
  • « Call of Duty : Ghost »
  • « Trackmania 2 Stadium »
  • « Shootmania Storm Elite »
  • « FIFA 15 »
  • « Just Dance »

As the ESWC fully uses Tournament as its managing software, you can find full coverage of the tournaments advancements and streams :

« Call of Duty : Ghost »

« Counter Strike : Global Offensive »

« Counter Strike : Global Offensive » Women

« Shootmania Storm Elite »

« FIFA 15 »

« Just Dance »

New update: registrations and statistics

We released a new update for Toornament that brings two important features: participants registrations and view statistics.

Participants Registrations

Toornament now allows you to manage the participants registrations. In your tournament settings, a new section allows you to enable or disable registrations and configure several options such as opening/closing dates and messages.

Once the registrations are enabled, a new dedicated registration page is available on Toornament and allows players to register for your tournament. Your widget also features a registration link that redirects to the dedicated page. We tried to keep it as simple as possible so players don’t need to create a Toornament account, they only need to enter their email and confirm it.

In your online dashboard, you will see a new registration section. All of your registration requests are listed here with the ability to accept or refuse them. Once a registration is accepted, it becomes a participant in your tournament. With this update we also added more flexibility to the participants management. You can now easily create and remove participants without touching to the structure or changing the size of the tournament.

During the registration, teams must also provide their lineup. The minimum and maximum number of players for a team may be configured in your tournament settings.

This is the first step of our registration feature. Take the time to test it and fill free to share your feedback with us. Your feedback is really valuable to optimize this functionality and go further.

View statistics

Are you curious about how many users view your tournament widget? We added the statistics of your tournament widget in your online dashboard. You will be aware of the numbers of users, sessions and views of your tournament through his widget. We also provide the 5 best referrers. We hope it will give your more insights about your tournament and help you increase his popularity.

Try this update, and again share your feedback with us!

[Organizers] How to define your match format

With Toornament, you can easily report the match result. Moreover, you can also report all games results of a match once you have defined the match format.
The match format refers to the number of games a competitor must win over another competitor in order to win the series.
When a competitor manages to win the majority of the games, then, the remaining games can be discarded.

You can have matches played with:

  • No Game: if you just want a Win/Loss information, or a global result with no detailed game.
  • Single Game: if you have only one game per match with details (BO1)
  • Home and Away: if you have two games per match (BO2)
  • BO3 to BO11: for matches with as many possible games, where a participant has to win a majority of games to win the match

You can combine these possibilities to exactly configure your tournament:

  • To define all matches format on your tournament, go to Settings -> Match and choose your Match format. This match format will apply on all your tournament matches.

  • To define the match format on a specific part of your tournament, go to the Structure page. Then, click on Configure for the stage you want to edit, and you will be able to change your match format under the Advanced tab. This match format will apply to all matches from the selected stage.

  • Finally, if you need to change the match format on a specific match, like your grand finals, select the match in the Matches Section and edit the match format.

Road to ESWC 2014

The Electronic Sports World Cup is a worldwide competition that starts locally with national qualifying rounds and culminates in a World Final designed as a live show. ESWC 2014 Finals will be organized within the Paris Games Week, from October 29th to November 2nd.

The ESWC 2014 will host tournaments on Counter-Strike Global Offensive (mixed and female tournaments), Call of Duty Ghosts, Fifa and Just Dance.

The qualifiers begin today worldwide with three events. The Loto-Québec World Games Event and ESWC, in collaboration with CyberActiv, team up to organize the ESWC North American Qualifiers featuring Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Call of Duty Ghosts and Just Dance:

ACL Pro organizes also this week-end a Fifa qualifier in Australia:

And today begins the Japan Counter-Strike Global Offensive Gamers League where the best Japan team will be qualified for ESWC 2014.

Like all Toornament’s widgets, you can share and embed them on your website. It’s easy to embed: just copy and paste one line of HTML code, which you can find in each widget (the third top right icon).

Follow the International 2014 Dota 2 Championships

The International 2014 just started on July 8th in Seattle. This tournament is splitted into two parts: the Playoffs which contain three stages and the Main Event which will be held from July 18th to July 21st, in Seattle at the KeyArena Stadium.

Toornament will provide five widgets in order to revive all results of the Playoffs.

All results of the Main Event will be reported in live on the associated widget.

All widgets will contain the associated streaming channels, the Vods and the match details. They can be shared and embedded easily with the <iframe> code.

Head to Spain for the Gamegune tournaments

Tomorrow begins the Gamegune, a European esport competition featuring two tournaments: League of Legends, and Counter-Strike Global Offensive Female reserved to women. Teams from all over Europe will compete for the $25 000 prize pool. The venue this year is the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao.

Like all Toornament’s widgets, you can share and embed them on your website. It’s easy to embed: just copy and paste one line of HTML code, which you can find in each widget (the third top right icon).

Follow and share the Dota 2 ESL One Frankfurt tournament

Tomorrow begins the Dota 2 ESL One Frankfurt tournament. 8 teams will face off in the the Commerzbank-Arena stadium, in the hopes of taking home the victory and the $200,000 prize pool.

Get all results on your site using the Toornament widget. It’s easy to embed: just copy and paste one line of HTML code, which you can find in each widget (the third top right icon).

Follow and share the MLG Anaheim 2014 Call of Duty: Ghosts International tournament

Major League Gaming is returning to the west coast from June 20-22 for the MLG Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, featuring the best players from around the globe.

Get all results on your site using the Toornament widget. It’s easy to embed: just copy and paste one line of HTML code, which you can find in each widget (the third top right icon).