Last week, popular Street Fighter IV tournament “Kakutop” used a rather unusual format:
- Round Robins groups into Round Robin final group
- First to 5 matches
- 2 games of difference victory condition
This lead to extensive matchups where some players fought from 5 (5-0 final score) up to 12 games (7-5 final score)!
Toornament supports “Best of X” match formats up to “Best of 9″. The vast majority of match formats use “Best of 3″ and “Best of 5″ formats, sometimes extending up to “Best of 7″.
We could easily extend our Match formats support to “Best of 11″ and beyond, but the visual representation of such series would suffer greatly, especially when seen in widgets or from a mobile device screen
When we covered the Kakutop 3 tournament, we went for this scoring format instead:
This allowed us to display scores while keeping it clean.
Kakutop and other events using exotic formats (Just Dance World Cup, anyone?) bring great challenges and inspirations for us tournament software developers. We can’t wait for the next one, bring it on!
More and more eSport communities run tournaments around their favorite games. Whether you’re an official community manager or a community lead member, you should try to federate all these initiatives and harmonize some aspects like rules and links.
Here are the most important points you should keep in mind:
When entering the results for a match, you can set a score, and have to declare a Winner and a Loser (or a Draw between the participants if the structure allows it).
Even though entering the score is important and mighty useful, only the “Win-Draw-Loss” selection will really validate a match result.
Let’s focus today on an advanced feature of our League , RR Groups and Swiss structures: the Pairing Table, that allows you to fine tune your match days, deciding who plays aginast who, when, and how many times.
If most of our community wants it tournament to be easily searchable and sharable, some want to run private event, or just test new things without trumpet calls.
For those organizers, we have the solution to create “Private” tournaments: