Use Case: Empowering the new Rainbow Six League for Ubisoft

Toornament is proud to be powering the new Rainbow Six: Siege French League, with a brand new R6FL official website especially designed for the occasion. The website provides all the information about the competition, from schedule to results, with teams and news in between, and it’s all seamlessly integrated and automated thanks to the Toornament technology:

Having Toornament as the foundation of the platform also allows for an easy sharing of the tournament information outside of the official website, with our Widgets. They can be used by media websites to easily display up-to-date information to fans, as part of a global coverage strategy to improve the tournament reach:

It is an honor and pleasure to kick off this new partnership with Ubisoft, to make the esport experience better for everyone involved, with hopefully much more to come!

Want to play some FIFA and take on a pro player?

FIFA has always been a top game on Toornament, and its community one of the most active on the platform. So it’s only fair that we put the spotlight on these amazing organizers from time to time, and there is also a great opportunity for our German friends that currently under way with the Charcoal Cup, that can be summarized in a few words:

  • German tournament with 4 qualifiers open to all 16+ residents, that will send 8 finalists to the Museum Soccer in Dortmund
  • Prizes for all finalists, and the winner will take on Proownez for a chance to win better rewards if he wins a series of skill-based duels including FIFA
  • Fun activities and meet&greets organized for all those who will attend, and a complete Livestream of the competition for those who can’t

The Charcoal Cup tournament is not affiliated with or sponsored by Electronic Arts Inc. or its licensors.

The Soccer Museum, with indoor soccer court and other installations

Find all information on the Charcoal Cup Website, and if the registrations for the first qualifier are over, you can still try your skill in the next three:

For those of you who are not in Germany, or did not make it through the qualifiers, we have plenty of other tournaments to hone your FIFA skills, and compete against the world:

APEX Legends – The latest Battle Royale sensation!

It is hard to believe you would not have heard about Apex Legends, but just in case, it is the latest Battle Royale released by Electronic Arts and developed by Respawn, the creators of the Titanfall series. It’s fast-paced, brutal and seems to have understood everything a Battle Royale must be and do to succeed.

The post-launch numbers are quite eloquent:

Apex Stats

And the first weekend saw a peak concurrent players at more than 2 Million players, and almost 500,000 viewers on Twitch. Needless to say, the launch has been a huge success, and we felt it on Toornament too, with a lot of Apex Legends Tournaments created since the release of the game!

Official tournaments have also started, with the first Twitch Rivals on Apex Legends having been held earlier this month, with European and North American teams challenging each other to a points race during an evening:

So if you want to join the hype train, gather two of your friends and drop in King’s Canyon with your powers and weapons to claim the victory! And if you have the soul of an organizer, we have the perfect guide to help you organize your Apex Legends tournament!

Case Study: French League of Legends official league powered by Toornament!

Riot Games’ LOL French League (LFL in short), the French national League of Legends tournament starts today, and the competition is to be organized entirely on Toornament.com!
That is incredible news already, but there is more!
We teamed up with Riot Games to build the LFL website, based on our API, to make sure it makes the most out of our solution!

The LFL Website is a portal for all fans to follow the competition:

LFL Home

It of course has all matches, with results updated automatically and spoiler tags, and rankings:

LFL Results

There is also a Teams section, with details about each team, their next matches and past results:

LFL Team

It is a pleasure to have been chosen as the official solution by Riot Games for their French Official League.
Contact us at contact@toornament.com if you would like to discuss building your own esports platform!

Use Case: Riot Games organizes the French Collegiate League with Toornament!

Riot Games is launching La Grosse Ligue (the Big League), the French League of Legends Collegiate League.
The League is built around the 12 French regions, with three tournaments per region, where teams are seeded based on their in-game rank. Each of the three Tiers (Baron, Dragon and Herald) boasts a different structure, that also depends on the number of participating teams in the region.

Here are all of the Grosse Ligue tournaments:

To accomplish this, Riot Games chose to trust Toornament for our wide array of structures, and flexibility of our points system to accommodate their specific rules. We built a custom registration tool for teams to apply and provide scholarship certification, and more than 500 teams across the country answered the call. The teams were then imported in their respective tournaments using the Toornament API.

Thanks to the integration with the League of Legends Tournament Codes, the matches can now be played seamlessly by the players, with results automatically reported to the platform.

Our goal at Riot Games France is to create local solutions that resonate with the French audience, and given France’s complex tertiary educational system, we needed to create a highly modular and flexible tournament system to answer those needs. We entered into the production stage with some trepidation, as we believed that implementing the format was not something that was easy to solve.
However, Toornament was able to provide the perfect product that we were looking for to create an amazing tournament experience for French university students.

– Howon Lee, Esports Lead at Riot Games

The first matches were held on the 7th of November, and the League is bound to last several weeks, where the competition will move to the national level, with the best teams competing for prizes against the best teams from the other regions.

Here is the trailer for the competition:

Find all results on Toornament, and on the Grosse Ligue official website!

Use Case: PSG Esports International ’18 Coverage Page

The PSG.LGD team came to us with a simple, yet challenging task: they needed a way to feature their sponsors during the International 2018.
We offered to create for them a One-Page to gather all relevant information about the team and their performance in the tournament, all while showcasing their sponsors.

The PSG.LGD TI2018 Coverage Page was made possible thanks to our coverage of the competition and the Toornament API, which allowed for the full automation of the page to avoid mistakes and delays:

psg-lgd-coverage

If you are interested in talking to us about getting one of your own

Quakecon partners with Toornament

We are pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2018 partners with Toornament to create the BYOC Program, for both official and community tournaments!

Here are the Battle of the BYOC tournaments:

If you are going to be in Dallas, Texas for the event, here are all the things you need to know about the BYOC Community Program, gathered in a

Two of the biggest EU LAN Parties are this week-end!

This week-end in France will be held the Gamers Assembly, and the Copenhagen Games in Denmark. For the occasion, thousands of participants and dozens of thousands of spectators are expected, both on site and online, to take part in these huge events.
Toornament has this year again been chosen to be the platform of choice for these competitions, and here they are:

Gamers Assembly 2018

csgo Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
32 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
5 000€
lol League of Legends
64 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
20 000€
overwatch OMEN by HP Overwatch Trophy
40 Teams – Groups + Elite / Amateur Playoffs
Played on PC
8 000€
hearthstone Hearthstone
160 Players – Swiss System + Playoffs
Played on PC
6 400 €
r6s Trophée Rainbow Six Siege
32 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
7 500€
r6s Rainbow Six Siege XBox One
12 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on XBox One
1 000 €
sc2_lotv Starcraft II
64 Players – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
1 600 €
krosmaga Krosmaga
36 Players – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
1 600 €
rocketleague Rocket League
32 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
2 400 €
streetfighterv Street Fighter V 1v1
48 Players – Groups + Bracket
Played on PS4
1 500 €
streetfighterv Street Fighter V 3v3
48 Players – Groups + Bracket
Played on PS4
supersmashbros Super Smash Bros
64 Players – Bracket
Played on WiiU
1 500 €
dbfz Dragon Ball FighterZ Nacon Trophy
64 Players – Groups + Bracket
Played on PS4
1 500 €

There are also Trackmania tournaments, with Stadium, Fullspeed, Canyon and Dirt.
Battle Royale will also of course be present with PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds and the Shadow Trophy Fortnite!

But this event is not just for players, the week-end is also going to be filled with Exhibitors and Cosplayers, among other things.
If you cant not make it to Poitiers to follow this event live, make sure to check what is happening on the Official Twitch Channel, if you wish to participate or have any question about the event, you may join the Official Discord Server.

Copenhagen Games 2018

csgo Main Qualifier
114 Teams – Bracket Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
100 000€
csgo Samsung Female
32Teams – Bracket Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
$25 000
lol LOL Tournament
32 Teams – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
20 000 DKK
pubg PUBG Tournament
Open Registration – BR Matches
Played on PC
Gaming Prizes
hearthstone Hearthstone Tournament
64 Players – Swiss + Playoffs
Played on PC
5 000 DKK
tf2 TF2 Tournament
64 Players – Swiss + Playoffs
Played on PC
3 000 €
tf2 FIFA18 Tournament
64 Players – Groups + Playoffs
Played on PC
15 000 DKK

The Copenhagen Games will feature more tournaments, that you may see HERE, and other festivities such as Cosplays and Esports Conferences.
If you can not make it in time to Copenhagen, follow all programs on the Official Twitch Stream!

Paris Games Week 2017: ESWC is back!

This week in Paris will be held the annual Paris Games Week, with lots of major video games actors like Twitch, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft and many others gathering to present their latest games or products.
And of course, Esports will also be part of the show, with the ESWC occupying the largest spot of the exhibition to shocase four epic competitions:


First off, Quake Champions will make an epic comeback onto the ESWC stage with a 16-players tournament competing for a 10,000€ cash prize!


How could an ESWC happen without a Counter-Strike: GO competition? The setting is simple, an international pro team, and three french teams (one professional and two qualified through open online qualifiers) will try to claim the title and the 50,000€ cash prize for themselves.


Next, one of the landmark disciplines in ESWC events recently, Clash Royale will have its tournament with 48 of the best players in the world coming to Paris to discover who is the best, and gets to go back home with their share of the 15,000€ cash prize. Offline Qualifiers will be held today on-site to select the last players to join the final stage of the competition.

This event will also feature the first iteration of the ESWC on FIFA18, latest installment of the legendary game. Two tournaments will be held simultaneously to find out the best PS4 and XBox One players, that will then compete in a Grand Finals to succeed to PSG DaXe and grab the fair share of the 15,000€ cash prize.

For all information, see the ESWC Official Website, and see you in Paris!

Use Case: Quakecon 2017

In the end of August was held in Texas the latest edition of the iconic event for all Quake fans, the Quakecon. The event boasted Professional and Community Events, in the form of the Quake World Championship (Duel and Sacrifice) and BYOC LAN Tournaments.
Toornament.com was the Technical Partner of the event, and we are going to see how did the organizers benefit from our features, and how we could allow them to create the best event for their needs.

The first step was to provide a clear and complete registration process to their participants. The idea was to have the participants pre-register on Toornament, and then get definitely validated on site.
Their LAN information (row, seat etc.) were then added to all the information they already provided through the Custom Fields, like their in-game IDs or email addresses.

Admins checking Participants in

Another tall order was that the tournaments were featuring many different formats and structures. One of them was a challenging Free-for-All custom format for the Road Rage tournament.
This format was made possible thanks to some of our advanced features, and a few tricks to allow for more versatility within standard structures. If you wish to learn more about it, see how to create your own FFA tournament.

The FFA format used for the Road Rage Tournament

There was also the question of making all information and results about the ongoing competitions available to everyone on site. To that end, they used the Toornament TV, our sharing TV Module, to display all live results, brackets and tournament information on a huge screen:

Quakecon Toornament TV on site

How would participants report their scores, and advance forward?
To ease up Admins’ lives, Participants could use Toornament to report their match results after each game (either through the website, or the Mobile Application):

Admins reminding participants they would report their results through Toornament

Before the competitions started, The Quakecon media staff sent our dynamic Widgets to their press partners. Thanks to the Widgets, they could communicate on the event, its results and stories, as can be seen here on Millenium:

Millenium coverage of the Quakecon thanks to Toornament widgets

And to conclude, we’ll give Aaron “Kuffs” Tygart (Head Admin of the BYOC Competitions) the floor:
We can tell that Toornament contributed to the success of our event by simplifying interactions between admins and players. We hosted 9 BYOC competitions at Quakecon 2017 and we learned very quickly how to benefit the most of the platform: registration process, sharing modules with a gigantic Toornament TV visible by everyone and super easy score reporting process by the players.