Toornament evolves

As you may have noticed, we rebranded the website last week. This is the first step of a full-scale evolution for Toornament in the coming months and years. We are indeed moving to a business-to-business (B2B) model, relying on our robust tournament engine to provide organizers with all the tools they need to create and manage their esports competitions in the best conditions.
As such, we decided to deliver our software as a service (SaaS), with premium features packaged in paid plans tailored for professional organizers.

For the amateur and esports enthusiasts, rest assured that Toornament will still provide access to the core features of the organizer software for free, for you to organize a tournament on any game, for your friends and communities.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in this adventure, and we will be back soon with more exciting news about what is yet to come!

Austrian eBundesliga on Toornament

Skilled Events GmBH is an Austria-based esports company with 15 years of experience in the field. They are working with the Esports Federation of Austria to provide players all across the country with great and compelling competitions, and are notably the organizers of the biggest e-soccer league in Austria, the eBundesliga, in cooperation with the official Bundesliga.
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A new LOL official league happening on Toornament!

On this day last year, we announced our partnership with Riot Games for the French League, entirely managed via Toornament, and with a custom website we built for them.
This partnership is carrying on, and it gets better, as it has been extended to the 2nd Division of the French League. This means that Toornament is now the go-to platform for the whole circuit in France, from the LOL students league to the pro players that have a shot at the LEC.

This new website dedicated to the 2nd Division comes with a brand new design, but retains the features and navigation of its 1st Division counterpart, to create a coherent environment for players and spectators alike.

Calendrier Equipes

We are pleased and proud to be the official solution chosen by Riot Games for the entire French esports ecosystem, and we have other exciting things to come working closely with them!

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to discuss building your own esports platform!

Use Case: LANA France

Today we want to introduce one of our first ever professional organizers, LANA France, a nonprofitable association that has been created in 2000, organizing events around video games. They made a name for themselves during the great era of LAN Parties (with the MaxLan), and now accompany communities in creating their events and exhibitions, by bringing them expertise and skills relevant to esports tournaments.

Here to talk more in depth about their experience is Cyril Grosjean, VP of LANA France:
We have been using Toornament since 2013 to manage our competitions (around a hundred now). It made the whole management, registration and communication process way easier for us.

On our latest project, Moselle Gaming Network, we needed a new feature to let participants choose their city of participation from a list of allowed cities. Indeed, this League of Legends competition was held simultaneously across 5 cities, and only participants from these cities were allowed to take part.
We then used the Toornament API to build a custom registration form directly on our website.

The advantages of this solution were numerous:
– We could build the feature in a few hours, tailored to our needs
– We now have the players only using our website, and do not need to have them go to and from Toornament and our own website, which prevented confusion sometimes felt by some of our younger players
– We could communicate entirely on our own media and networks, controlling the entire process and user experience

In the future, we plan on integrating Toornament even further in our websites, to allow for a fully white-label experience, with all tournament information being directly available on our website, which we know is possible thanks to Toornament.

Thank you Cyril for your time and insight on the work of an organizer, and congratulations the great environment you provide to your players!

What was up on Toornament in 2019?

2019 was quite a year for Toornament. For us, it was all about leveraging our B2B technology to create the best esports platforms. And we succeeded big time, by working with some of the biggest names in the industry, to offer players and organizers all around the world the tools and environment they need for their esports journey.

Business

First off, there were quite a few large scale tournament operations held on the platform, with Red Bull Player One 2019, the Mastercard Nexus Tournament and the Burger King by x6tence tournaments among others.

We have also worked directly with game publishers to create their esports platforms, such as the Splatoon 2 Tournaments platform for Nintendo, a complete national environment for Riot Games with the Grosse Ligue, targeted at students, and the two divisions of the LOL French League to find the pro players that will play in the LEC and the Rainbow 6 French League for Ubisoft.

Last, but not least, we have been working hands in hands with the teams from The Coalition, Xbox and PGL to develop, maintain and improve the Gears Esports Platform, a complete ecosystem for the Gears community, to play competitively, get to the top rank of your region and become a Pro Gears player.

Mobile Gears

Online Ladder Pro League

Updates

To make all of these projects possible, and make the experience of everyone using our technology the best possible, we kept updating and improving it all year long.
Among the major changes, we have added new bracket structures: Gauntlet and Free-for-All. We also made visual optimizations to better display all brackets on the website.

The API, upon which are built all the business projects, also received plenty of love with the addition of Webhooks and the Open-Api Specification. This makes it easier than ever to build entire websites based on our technology, and allows for even more customization and automation.

2019 has been a great year for Toornament, and we already have plans to top that in 2020! Thank you for staying with us, and get ready for another exciting year in esports!