Improve your Press Strategy with Toornament

In our efforts to empower our organizers, Partners or not, we would like to share with you a few tips about how you could improve your communication and press strategy.
Talking about your competitions to the specialized press is easy, but having them cover your tournaments and writing about it becomes infinitely more complicated. That is why we developped some tools to help you in that approach.
So if you are interested in having your competitions radiate and shine on the interwebs:

Meet our first Partners!

Following our successful launch of the Partner Program, we started reviewing the requests, starting with organizations and company.
We have already accepted a few dozens of applicants, and we wanted to show everyone the level of quality our community organizers are able to put forward.
Let’s see what some of our first partners are made of!

BF Nations
Come to us for Battlefield news, streams, videos, guides and competitions.
Stay with us for Battlefield Esports tournaments and a fantastic community.

eSports Middle East
eSports Middle East (ESME) is the fastest growing professional gaming organization in MENA. Established in 2014 with offices in London and Dubai.

GetRECt is a team of gamers dedicated to building esports across the Midwest. [They] grow communities, work with universities and high schools, and put on esporting events of all kinds.

eSport.DK’s primary purpose is to create tournaments and other online activities that are serious, recurring and structured, with online tournaments organized throughout the year.

An online community agency that generates content for brands through streaming, snack content, web series, events (GameFest) etc.

FCF Cyberfootball
The FCF is social cyber-sportive organization mainly focused on the extension and popularization of cyber football in the official Russian Football Federation.

HeroesHype is a premiere Heroes of the Storm organization that serves to foster growth in pro players, esports staff, and influencers.

League of eXtraordinary Gamers
The LXG is a gaming and entertainment organization (with a huge bias for esports) committed to providing and sustaining a platform for gamers to express their true passion for games and achieve their dreams.

We wish a warm welcome to them, and to all the other partners that got into the program in this first instance. If you applied already, but got no news from us, do not worry, we will review and answer all applications!
If you want to embark on this adventure with us, here goes:

New: Bracket Information

A new feature has come to life on Toornament, to help the participants and viewers better understand what’s happening during a Bracket Stage.
Indeed, organizers have ways of customizing the brackets of their tournaments, thanks to the Configure Bracket advanced settings, and we now provide the same level of information for everyone, on any bracket view on the public pages of a tournament.
To display the detailed information, simply click on the “Info” button at the top-right of the bracket:

There are 3 kind of information on this new view:

  • The ID of the match, such as “WB1.1” or “LB2.2”, which stands for Winner Bracket or Loser Bracket, and the number of Round and Match
  • The arriving participants, with their Seed: “Seed #1 – 8”
  • The logical links between matches, with the provenance of participants playing in subsequent matches: “Loser of WB1.2” – “Winner of LB1.1”

The Info view remains active even after the stage has started, or is completed, and it then displays the results and participants’ names too:

This will help participants better understand their progression through a bracket, and know what to expect for their next matches, depending on their results! So hone your skills, and make your way through to victory!

February’s Open Tournaments

We hope your Valentine’s day went well, and whether that’s the case or not, time to take a peek at our upcoming Open Community tournaments!
Take a minute, check what we have in store, and maybe next week, you’ll be able to refer to yourself as a champion!

cr Clash Royale

La Couscousière Tryoutsby YARA 128 Players 21/02/2018 Register
STD Tournament Dayby STD SPŠE 64 Players 27/02/2018

fifa18 FIFA 18

Winter Pro League 18by WPL 64 Players 16/02/2018 Register
The MAGE Onlineby Mage Esports 256 Players 16/02/2018 Register
Ukraine Sportby Ukraine Sport Community 20 Players 17/02/2018 Register
eCOPA Nord-Est Q.5by Coca-Cola 4096 Players 19/02/2018

hs Hearthstone

Fireside Gatheringby Gargula Gaming 50 Players 17/02/2018 Register
AgderLAN 2018by AgderLAN 20 Players 21/02/2018

hots Heroes of the Storm

HGC Europe – Cup 4by HeroesHype 64 Teams 19/02/2018
HGC NA – Cup 4by HeroesHype 64 Teams 19/02/2018
Royal Rumble: Gladiatorsby CLAN a.s.d 32 Teams 19/02/2018

krosmaga Krosmaga

Arel Krosmaga Cupby Arel 256 Players 16/02/2018
FDJ Open #2by FDJ Esport 256 Players 24/02/2018 Register

lol League of Legends

OneUp Toornament ESCby Electronics Sport Chaos 16 Teams 15/02/2018
Torneo #1by EgamerLatam 200 Players 16/02/2018
ESCL 1by E-Sports Caribbean League 8 Teams 16/02/2018
Girls Vs Boysby Slice n Dice Gaming 60 Players 18/02/2018 Register

pubg PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds

AgderLAN 2018 – Duoby AgderLAN 50 Teams 21/02/2018
AgderLAN 2018 – Squadby AgderLAN 25 Teams 21/02/2018

You are an organizer, and would like us to showcase one of your upcoming tournaments? Feel free to contact us on Twitter or Facebook!

You can now duplicate your tournaments!

After having received your feedback, and thinking about the best way of handling the matter, we are happy to announce that you are now able to easily duplicate one of your tournaments!
The process is easy as pie, as all you have to do is get to the “Danger Zone” of the tournament you want to duplicate, in the “Settings” menu, and click on “Duplicate:

You will then be prompted with a menu asking you to select which features of your current tournament you wish to duplicate into the next one, and give your new tournament a new name:

Choices are obvious, and once you validate, you will automatically move to your newly-created tournament!
We want to thank all the organizers that gave us their feedback about this, and please note that we plan on adding the Structures to the list of things to be copied over, but that requires a lot more work, and we wanted to give you access to the feature as soon as possible, so we will keep working on it!