One tricky part about the Round-Robin Groups and League formats is the tie situation, where two or more participants end with the same amount of points.
That’s why Toornament handle Tiebreakers, to rule the final standings.
This week, we’ve been working on 4 features improving your experience on Toornament. Here they are :
1. New widget : Registration
Our new widget will come very handy if you have your own website, as it acts as the smoothest way from your tournament announcement post to the registration page. Mesuring 300 px wide per 88 px high. It displays essential infos such as the event name and registration time.
Here’s a example with the incoming Dreamhack France :
2. Revamped Share dashboard
We’ve reworked the “Share” dashboard in your admin panel, highlighting the available and incoming tools : widgets, custom page, Toornament TV and social networks.
3. Paid Registration now handles Dollar
Paid Registration has been met with great feedback and requests from the community and we’re happy to announce that we now adding the Dollar currency, along with Euro ! With this, we’ll start to invite more organizers. If you’re interested with our Paid Registration feature, feel free to fire us an email !
4. Easier support
Our support platform has been upgraded so that now, you can contact our support people directly from your admin panel, we get back to you even faster than before !
We hope you’ll like and use them. And of course, we remain focused on your feedback – share it through our new support system !
After weeks of work our mobile app will be available for free on iOS and Android by the end of March.
Aptly named “Toornament”, our mobile app is aimed toward your competitors as a companion app. Our mobile app will help you manage your competitors in a much easier, smoother, more efficient way.
Here are its main features :
- Displays all the infos, as our widgets : scores, results, schedules, stats etc.
- Organizers can publish notes (i.e change of schedule) which will be pushed to the app
- Once the app is loaded, informations remain available even offline
- Live notifications your competitors receive when they have an incoming match
- Sharing options
- Bookmarking for the toornaments you follow
The first version, out by the end of March, will be about displaying informations. We’ll add more features over the next weeks and iterations.
Hope you’ll like it !
DOTA lovers, rejoice : starting today, we’re proud to announce that Toornament now support rich informations and statistics for each matches !
Picks, Bans, Kill / Death / Assists, inventory and levels are all there, to provide your audience with more datas. Combined with stream and V.O.D links for each match, our widgets are now the place to go to follow any DOTA 2 tournament.
How does it work ? You just have to enter a match ID (available in your DOTA 2 main menu)
So, here’s our famous widget everybody loves. Just click on a match details and…
… Here’s our widget boasting advanced DOTA 2 informations everybody’s gonna love even more !
This week is the perfect time to show you this feature : the DOTA 2 Asia Championship, entering its final phase from today to Sunday, is our featured tournament of the week. We can’t wait for you to enjoy it and then, try it for yourself.
Happy first blood !
In a recent post about
, new sponsors were one of our key points. More money and more recognition never hurts. Wishes came true these last days, with some new actors involved in Esport, from HTC to Disney…
HTC gets a triple kill in LoL
We wrote earlier that one of the main goal for Esport this year would be to attract sponsors outside the gaming industry. The past years have seen some interesting partnerships, but most ended being one shots. Now comes HTC. The Taiwanese smartphone company may be jumping into gaming this year with a new product. To show its longterm dedication, HTC striked not one but three sponsorship deals with major League Of Legends teams :
Those deals focus on the North American LoL scene, showing some insight from a traditionalist sponsor which we haven’t seen before. Also worth noting the wording used by the team : “premium” a “long term” shows that we’re not dealing with some kind of one shot or gear giveaway for some shoutouts.
Besiktas football, basketball, handball and volleyball club adds LoL
One of the largest sports club in mid-East, Turkish organisation
, just added a League Of Legends team, along with its soccer, basketball, hand ball and volley ball rosters.
which recently took part in the IEM Cologne. Linking an Esport club to a sport club has always been a long time and logical Esport fantasy, but this happening with a major international sports team (Besiktas soccer and basketball teams are quite renowned on the international scene) adds more weight to the deal. Here again, symbol matters more than any actual figures.
Korea closes the gap between Esport and Olympic Games
Korea remains one of the most advanced country for all things Esports. We just learned that the local Esport authority, the famous
. This means that Esport now required one last step to be integrated into the Olympic disciplines pool. Esport is 20 years old now, but its craziest dreams from the early days are about to come true.
Disney’s new teenage sensation goes Esport
Last, but not least, Disney. The company behind Pixar, Marvel, Lucas and well, Disney, is also a juggernaut in the teenagers content industry, with hits such as High School Musical and Violetta. The new kid on the block is no other than a profesional gamer. From (another Disney’s) TV Show “Jessie”, Cameron Boyce will also star in a new show broadcasted on gaming/anime channel Disney XD.
a teenage professional video game player who circumvents life’s challenges using his gaming acumen
But the most interesting part of this show lies in the (pro)gamer status treatment. Gamers characters have long been depicted as losers climbing from the bottom (I have no friends etc.) to the top (I’m finally cool, even tho I’m a gamer).
“GGPME” work the other way around. The hero here is an established cyber athlete, living the glamorous life of an Esport star until a thumb injury throws him back to “normal” life. We expect some stereotypes here and there, but the pitch itself shows a new step in Esport and gamers recognition : According to Disney, being a pro gamer is cool. This may look trivial to you, but this “bold” take on the matter may influence millions of kids – and their parents.