As unique as Esports are, organizing an Esport event shares a lot in common with other kind of events, from sports tournaments to conventions, to team buiding week ends.
As the E3 is on, here are 9 tips and words of wisdom which works great for all kinds of events and thus, yours !
As we announced it earlier, the Swiss System has just joined our array of supported competition formats.
As you may know, the Swiss System makes all participants face each other. Each victory grants the victor 2 points, whereas the loser gets 0 points. A tie results in a split 1-1 point between the competitors. Note that you can edit those values later. As the matches go, the Swiss system will pair people with similar result, making it harder and harder to win, for example.
The Swiss System thus allow a great amount of fair matches for everyone, from the top dogs to the underdogs. The Swiss System can be picked a a whole tournament format, or be paired with single or double elimination systems. Reminder : be careful about your time management, as this Structure grows exponentially with the number of participants.
Your dashboard homepage has changed and from now on, you will be greeted by our welcome board, which contains plenty of goodies :
– Our latest tweets about the Esport economics and latest trends
– Our latest blog posts
– An invitation to become a trusted user
– Your tournaments
– Your money status
– General informations and links about Toornament.
We find this landing page more useful, convenient… and welcoming. Hope you’ll enjoy !
You look at your dashboard today and yes, something has changed. This orange box wasn’t there before. Half-Life 3 confirmed ? Nearly : We’ve changed the way you can handle your tournament status.
By default, your tournament is now marked as a “draft”. This means it is 100% operational and working, but cannot be found through search engines on Toornament site and mobile app. You can still share its unique URL to people, but that’s it.
Publishing your tournament will make it visible, searchable and sharable by everyone.
The draft status is very handy when you’re building your tournament and just need to manually share it with a few trusty people (admins, sponsors, players).
The Published status make your tournament 100% visible and sharable. It’s of course great for your audience, media partners and competitors.
We hope this UX update will make the process smoother for you. Feek free to send us feedback !
Let’s start the week with a new feature on Toornament: Schedules!
This new tool allows you to create schedules with various purposes. Schedules can be set as public or private.
Here are some examples of public schedules:
- Opening and closing hours
- Extra activities (autograph signings, special events)
- Main stage schedule
And some examples of private schedules:
- Admins time of arrival on site
- Match process (when to go get the players, set-up the machines etc.)
- Admins meeting
create a schedule, just go to the “Schedule” in your dashboard. From
there, you can create and edit pretty much everything you need. The
public schedules will be visible in the tournament widget.
You can now start to test and use them, feel free to send us your feedbacks!