Best 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!

UseCase: 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.

Discover the path to becoming a Clash Royale ESWC Champion!

“The ESWC Organizing Committee is pleased to present the different paths to qualify for the ESWC Paris Games Week Clash Royale Final and its 15,000€ of cash prize. It will allow thousands of players from all around the world to access the qualifiers and try to win a slot for the final in Paris. Thus, the 48 upcoming champions will come from Regional Online Qualifiers, National Qualifiers, Direct Selection and Offline Qualifiers.”

And once again, we are proud to announce that all qualifiers and competitions will be held on Toornament!
You can see below the Clash Royale circuit held to qualify North American players, and it’s basically the same for Europe and Latin America (with different dates):

So if you wish to try your luck and prove you’re among the best Clash Royale players in your region, time to register to one or several of your region qualifiers:

Latin America Dates Registration link
Ingame #1 30/09
2:00PM BRT (UTC -3)
Register
Ingame #2 30/09
5:00PM BRT (UTC -3)
Register
Ingame #3 01/10
2:00PM BRT (UTC -3)
Register
Ingame #4 01/10
5:00PM BRT (UTC -3)
Register
Top 64 final 07/10 Top 16 of each ingame tournament
North America Dates Registration link
Ingame #1 07/10
2:00PM CDT (UTC -5)
Register
Ingame #2 07/10
5:00PM CDT (UTC -5)
Register
Ingame #3 08/10
2:00PM CDT (UTC -5)
Register
Ingame #4 08/10
5:00PM CDT (UTC -5)
Register
Top 64 final 14/10 Top 16 of each ingame tournament
Europe Dates Registration link
Ingame #1 14/10
2:00PM CEST (UTC +2)
Register
Ingame #2 14/10
5:00PM CEST (UTC +2)
Register
Ingame #3 15/10
2:00PM CEST (UTC +2)
Register
Ingame #4 15/10
5:00PM CEST (UTC +2)
Register
Top 64 final 22/10 Top 16 of each ingame tournament

Another way to qualify is to get selected directly for the ESWC Paris Games Week Final, by applying for a slot through this Form:

Now, it’s up to you to prove your skill and come meet other champions in Paris! All these information and more can be found on the ESWC Official Website!

September got CS:GO’ed!

September is bound to be a huge month for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Esports, so here is our breakdown of the main competitions taking place, or having already taken place! As per usual, find all information, results and replays on the platform!
The month started really strong with the knockout phase of the DH Masters Malmö, which saw G2 Esports come out on top:

After a break last week, while teams were in Sweden for the DH Masters, the ESL Pro Leagues are back with their weekly clashes and ever-evolving rankings:

As for the upcoming tournaments, this week-end will see a split in teams, between those that chose to go (or only qualified for) the 2017 ELeague Premier…

… and another Dreamhack competition, in Montreal this time!

And of course, next week will be the ESL One New York:

So it’s a packed up month for CS:GO players, and fans. It underlines the duality of the current CS:GO esports scene, which is the plethora of tournaments, to the point where it becomes hard to be able to attend them all (for players) or follow them all (for spectators), leading to a possible lost of impetus… Let’s hope it doesn’t happen, and that the hype stays as strong as ever, with an October month that’s bound to be a bit quieter, before November arrives, with its full week-ends!

And for those who also love to play CS:GO, head over to our Open Community Tournaments!

Will you be in Dallas (Quakecon) or Cologne (Gamescom) this week?

Two major events this week for video games enthusiasts, first the QuakeCon in Dallas, USA, and the Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
Let’s see what those two events have in store for us!

This year will be the 21st edition of the historic event, and Quake Champions is going to be the guest of honor, with the Finals of the Quake World Championship ($1,000,000 tournaments!) being held during the convention.
Two game modes are present, Duel which pits players 1v1:

And Sacrifice, for team matches 4v4:

If all teams for the Sacrifice tournament are known from the NA and EU Regional Finals, Duel players from their respective NA and EU Regional Finals will be joined by the 8 best BYOC players, which will be qualified live from the convention. You can find all due information regarding the tournaments on the Official Competition Rules.

And you will notice that there’s more than just Quake Champions, there is also an Anniversary Quake II Duel Tournament, a Rage: Road Rage tournament and a Battle of the BYOC DOOM tournament!
This QuakeCon is going to be something to behold, and may be the revival of an epic esports title!

In the meantime in Cologne will be held the Gamescom, with a much diverse panel of exhibitors, from Bandai Namco (Dragon Ball FighterZ anyone?!) to Electronic Arts (who already announced Battlefront II and an esports mode for Battlefield 1), Konami (PES 2018) and Microsoft Studios (preparation for the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational was racking up the viewers on Twitch before it even started!), without forgetting Amazon Game Studios (here for their title Breakaway, sort of a mash-up game between Battlerite and Rocket League).

But besides PUBG’s Invitational, this convention is not all about announcements and games to come, as several huge events are to happen there:

The Finals of the Hearthstone Global Games 2017:

Season 2 Finals of the Rainbow Six Siege Pro League Year 2:

Last but not least, the ESWC is also going to be on site with Clash Royale and FIFA 17 tournaments,
As for Clash Royale, two Offline Qualifiers will determine the last players that join the champions who already qualified through the Online Qualifiers since July, and the Round-Robin distribution of the champions is known already:

All details can be found on the ESWC Clash Page.

Finally, the FIFA tournament will be the ESWC GamePro Cup, a national competition where the best german players meet for the title and a 5,000€ Cash Prize:

With two great events taking place in opposite sides of the world, isn’t home still the best place to be, to be able to follow them both and not miss a thing?

Team Liquid’s journey through The International 2017

The International 2017 was the seventh annual edition of The International, and third Major Tournament of the 2017 season. Hosted in Seattle for the sixth consecutive year, this year’s edition’s Prizepool culminated at a staggering $24,787,916 with more than $10,000,000 for the winners: Team Liquid.

They started strong in the Group Stage, finishing at the top of their group, after an almost perfect run of 5 Wins and 3 Draws. They came second only to LGD.Forever Young when it came to Group Stage results (the Chinese team went 6 Wins / 2 Draws):

The Main Event looked good for Team Liquid who picked as their opponent the 4th Team of Group B, Invictus Gaming. But as the Team Liquid’s official blog post states:

The Chinese squad looked very prepared to counter our draft, with Game 1 exposing the importance of vision in our playstyle. We snatched one back when they allowed GH’s KotL, but iG successfully punished our very greedy draft in Game 3 to knock us down.

Hence, Team Liquid went down in the Loser Bracket as soon as the Round 2, and had to make their way back to the Grand Finals, a feat never accomplished before.
That was no easy task, but they managed to defeat all of their goes until they met with Newbee. The Best-Of 5 match went quite smoothly, with a short (27 minutes) first game, won after a masterful Draft by KuroKy.

See the replays of the Grand Finals HERE

Game 2 could not have been more different from the first one, with a better Draft for Newbee, but Miracle-‘s Alchemist could not be stopped by the Chinese squad, and the game was a wrap.
Finally, Game 3 was probably the most disputed of the series, with both teams struggling to take any significant advantage, but Team Liquid, after an epic Roshan fight, would ultimately take the lead and not let it go until it was over, ending the game, the series and the tournament.

Congratulations again to the players and fans (with their epic “Let’s Go Liquid” chant!) for this impressive prowess, and rendez-vous in 2018 for the next Major Tournament of the 2017-2018 Competitive Season!

The Global Games Group Stage is over, and the finalists are known!

The Hearthstone official website reads:

In the Hearthstone Global Games tournament, teams from around the world go head to head to see which country is home to the greatest Hearthstone players on Earth, but there’s a twist – [the Community] decides who gets to be on each team!

The premises are simple enough, countries battle it out with cards to determine the World’s very best, with a Cash Prize of over $300,000. There has been no less than 48 countries (28 from Europe, 7 Americas and 13 from Asia-Pacific) that took part in the Group Stage, itself divided into 3 separate stages.

Click on the Stage Links to see the full details of each stage, group and match, with Classes and Replays!

Stage 1: Round of 48

From April to June, the First Stage was a Round-Robin with 8 groups of 6 countries each. Half of the teams got eliminated, with the first 3 teams of each group advancing forward to the second Stage:

Stage 2: Round of 24

Only 24 teams remained for the Second Round-Robin Stage, which featured 6 groups of 4 countries each. This time again, half of the teams were qualified for the next round, and the 4 best 3rd teams also passed, which was a chance for Belgium, Taiwan, Ukraine and Italy:

Qualifying Bracket

Finally, this Group Stage ended on a Qualifying Bracket, to determine the last 4 teams that will go to the GamesCom in August to know which would become the World Champion:

We now know the four teams still in the course to win this first edition of the Global Games:

  • Players: JáraVyskočil – pokrovac – StanCifka – CzechCloud
  • Players: HotMEOWTH – dog – Firebat – Amnesiac
  • Players: handsomeguy – Kranich – Flurry – DDaHyoNi
  • Players: DrHippi – NickChipper – Kolento – Neirea

Some numbers, statistics and trivia

All statistics gathered thanks to the Toornament API.

Throughout the 3 first stages of the competition, there have been:

  • 168 Matches (all were Bo5)
  • 686 Games
  • An average of 4.1 Games per Match

The most disputed Stage 1 group was Group G with an average of 4.4 games per match!
It got even closer during the Stage 2, with the Group F averaging 4.7 games per match!

No team was able to win all of its matches (the closest was South Korea with a 80% Match WinRate and 66.7% Game WinRate so far), but a team managed to lose all of its matches: Kazakhstan, which only managed to score 5 games in 5 matches.

What are the favorite classes of the players having taken part in the competition?
218 picks (15.89%)
203 picks (14.80%)
185 picks (13.48%)
181 picks (13.19%)
179 picks (13.05%)
163 picks (11.88%)
131 picks (9.55%)
86 picks (6.27%)
26 picks (1.90%)

Next rendez-vous is during the Gamescom, in Cologne in the end of August, so stay tuned to Toornament for all the results and data on your favorite tournaments!