The Free-for-All is here!

After months of hard work, we are finally ready to unveil our new update, containing everything you need to organize and participate in competitions for your favorite Battle Royale games. After our teaser from last week, we have the pleasure to announce that all planned features are now available on the platform!

If you wish to create a great Battle Royale tournament, like the LeStream Show Barrière, search no more, we have all you need!

Come and discover the brand new FFA-tailored structure, that can handle up to 100 players per match, with points and ranks automatically calculated!

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Having the structure is good, but there is more to it! There are New Match Formats & Automated Calculations to make our organizers’ life even easier!


Last, but not least, this update also comes with the possibility to setup your Double Elimination Bracket grand finals the way you see fit, with or without reset!

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All of these confirm that Toornament remains at the forefront of innovation when it comes to creating and managing the best esports competitions out there!

Check our detailed guides on how to create a tournament for your favorite game!



This new format allows you to create your Battle Royale tournaments, but also any other free-for-all format, like Racing Sims or FPS Deathmatches, as long as participants earn points for each game/race!
See our General Guides on how to create tournaments:

What to expect with our next update?

Fellow organizers, now your watch is ended, the Free-for-all structure is headed your way, as the headline of a massive update. To achieve this, we had to rethink a large part of the match system, and took the opportunity to bring some other quality of life improvements along the way!

New match format system

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First of all, we have redesigned the match formats, leaving the fixed list of available formats, to allow you to customize every aspect of your match, be it a best-of or a set number of games (like in the FFA).
Plus, each format now comes with a wide array of options, from the number of games to advanced settings for the most advanced one, allowing you to design your matches as you will.

Automated result & score calculation

Thanks to the new match formats, we have been able to develop a much awaited feature, automated calculation of result and score! It means that when selecting your match format, you may opt for a score or result-based calculation!

You will for example be able to only enter game scores, and all the rest will be automatic, the game results will give a Winner status to the highest score, and will automatically get conveyed over to the match level.

The Free-for-all Structure

With all of the stepping stones firmly in place, the Free-for-all new Structure, soberly called “Simple”, is now available! It makes good use of all of the previous improvements and new features to make organizing Battle Royale tournaments a breeze! First, a new match sheet, with reorganized content and a new interface to accommodate the hundred players that can do a Battle Royale match at once!

As you may see, the calculations are present, and you will just have to set the in-game rank and kills of a participant for the system to determine his total score, and rank him accordingly! And if you play several games, it all adds up to give the final standing!
And along comes the public version of the page, for everyone to follow and see the results of a Battle Royale game!

Double Elimination Grand Finals

Another highly requested feature is coming your way with this update, the double elimination Grand Finals Reset! You may now choose a Double Finals setting when creating a Double Elimination bracket, and this will automatically generate or remove the reset depending on the results of the first match of the grand finals, whether the Upper Bracker participant wins, or the Lower Bracket one!

With all these improvements and new features, we assure our position as the best platform to organize your competitions, and there is no way we stop here, and have plenty new things headed your way in the future!

Search tournaments by Platform

With the Platform Information added a few months back, we now have a nice pool of tournaments that display the new information, and it is time to allow you to search your tournaments based on Platform preference!
When searching for a tournament to participate in, you may now select a game and look for a name, but also filter on a platform-basis:

Furthermore, the platform information is now displayed directly on the tournament results, by the game’s name:

As usual, let us know what you think of this new feature, and as you enjoy it, we get back to working on the Free-for-All structures!

Our API evolves!

The Toornament API provides an alternate method to access, edit and share the Toornament data. With our API, you will be able to extend the functionalities of our platform, and improve your event production. For example the API can be used to create bots, alternative tools, native branding, integration in other applications, or directly in game…

The notable new functionality of the Toornament API version 2 is the three-legged authentication workflow of OAuth 2. It allows actions on the API on behalf of another user. For example, associate your website user account to our user account, create the tournament registration form directly in your application, etc.

The Toornament API version 2 is separated into different sections: viewer, account, participant, organizer. Each one gives you access to the data of the Toornament platform within a specific scope, to achieve different goals.

  • The viewer API will let you publicly consult the tournaments information
  • The account API will let you get information of a user
  • The participant API will allow you to register a user to a tournament
  • The soon-to-be released organizer API will let you manage tournaments
maintenance API Release: Once all of the Toornament API version 1 functionalities are integrated in the API version 2, the version 1 will be deprecated, and an end of support date will be announced.

It is to be noted that our API can be used for free for non-commercial projects, as long as you feature our dedicated logos on the pages using it.
We are also launching a new commercial offer if you wish to use our API in commercial projects, so either way, Contact Us if you would like to learn more about it!

How do I get started?

That is very easy, go check our extensive API Documentation and see for yourself all it has to offer!

New: Bracket Information

A new feature has come to life on Toornament, to help the participants and viewers better understand what’s happening during a Bracket Stage.
Indeed, organizers have ways of customizing the brackets of their tournaments, thanks to the Configure Bracket advanced settings, and we now provide the same level of information for everyone, on any bracket view on the public pages of a tournament.
To display the detailed information, simply click on the “Info” button at the top-right of the bracket:

There are 3 kind of information on this new view:

  • The ID of the match, such as “WB1.1” or “LB2.2”, which stands for Winner Bracket or Loser Bracket, and the number of Round and Match
  • The arriving participants, with their Seed: “Seed #1 – 8”
  • The logical links between matches, with the provenance of participants playing in subsequent matches: “Loser of WB1.2” – “Winner of LB1.1”

The Info view remains active even after the stage has started, or is completed, and it then displays the results and participants’ names too:

This will help participants better understand their progression through a bracket, and know what to expect for their next matches, depending on their results! So hone your skills, and make your way through to victory!

Launching the Partner Program!

Last year, we teased you with our upcoming Partner Program, that would help us find our best community organizers, and work together by providing them with business opportunities and premium features.

The teasing is over, and today is the official launch date of the Toornament Partner Program!

If you think you have what it takes, and are interested in helping us mature the esports ecosystem, then there is no time to lose, follow the link and apply for partnership!

Feature your Discord Server on your tournaments!

Communication between a tournament organizer and his participants is essential for the good run of a competition. Hence, we today add a simple yet significant feature to a Tournament’s contact information: the Discord Server:

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This information is now treated just like the organizer’s email, meaning it gets displayed on public pages, confirmation emails and soon on the mobile application!
You can display your Discord Server by adding its invitation link (make sure it is a permanent one!) in the General Settings of your tournament, under the new “Contact” tab:

We hope this will make organizing and participating in tournaments even easier for everyone!

Check-in now available!

A highly-requested feature is now available on Toornament for all to use!
You can activate the Tournament Check-in for your participants to confirm their presence to your competition. Alternatively, you may also just activate the Check-in on the Organizer’s side, to keep track of your participants’ presence yourself.

As a participant, you can see the current status of the tournament, including its Check-in part; both on the tournament public page and your list of tournaments:

As usual, you can find more details on the Help Center: for both Organizers and Participants.
And it’s available on both Android and iOS versions of the Mobile App:

We are of course still open to feedback and comments, so try it out, and let us know what you think!

Krosmaga now has its Pick & Ban!

We are proud to announce that we worked with Ankama to make Toornament the go-to platform for Krosmaga tournament organizers, and are now releasing the Pick & Ban feature!
It’s as simple as it gets, after the tournament organizer enables the feature from the Organizer Dashboard (“Settings” > “Krosmaga”), you will be able to pick your gods when registering to a tournament:

Next, you will be asked to ban one (or more) of your opponent’s Gods through the “Ban” menu of every match you have to play.
The process is similar to what you might have experienced with Hearthstone, but the whole Pick&Ban feature got revamped for the occasion, and is now even more user-friendly!

And as per usual, the process is entirely doable from our Mobile App!

Read more about this new feature on the Help Center!

A look back on 2017

2017 has been a huge year for Toornament, which underwent its biggest transformation ever with the release of the V.2.
The first half of the year was entirely dedicated to bringing those sweet new features to you, while the rest was about keeping the flow of novelties and improvements coming your way. And now is the time to stop for a minute, and gaze upon what 2017 brought along!

Toornament V.2


The biggest evolution Toornament has ever known basically revamped the whole website, especially on the organizer’s side, with some major points:

The Match Lobby


Participants like to talk, would it be to exchange information about an upcoming match, or to gloat after a win. Whatever the reason, we released one of the features our users most requested: the Match Lobby.

Support V.2



Because having a great platform comes with providing great support, we created a true Knowledge Base and opened up new support channels to make sure everyone could get the answers they were looking for.

Participant Interface



To further improve the quality of life of our users, we merged the public tournament pages with the Participant Dashboard in a new Participant Interface. This was only possible thanks to the changes initiated with the V.2 release, that has proven being an invaluable improvement (because it opens up so many other possibilities you’ve only seen a glimpse of!).

Registration Multi-Selection



It is easier than ever to handle and manage your registrations, thanks to the Registration Multi-Selection, which allows you to select any number of registrations to act on them all at once!

Miscellaneous

Adding to these major changes, the year was full of lesser updates, full of optimizations and bug smashing, all aimed at making Toornament the best esports platform there is.
Among those, you may recall:

What’s in store for 2018?

For those of you who are not familiar with our Public Development Roadmap, let me tell you we plan on making 2018 even more incredible than 2017 was!
Next feature in line will be the Tournament Check-in, rolling out first thing next year!
2018 will also be the launch year for our Partner Program, aimed at rewarding our best organizers with business opportunities and premium stuff.

Oh, and by the way, i might have forgotten to mention that we are also working on a new tournament structure: