Our League of Legends Advanced Features are back!

Sorry about the wait folks, your favorite advanced features for your favorite game are now back on Toornament!
I obviously mean the Tournament Codes and Detailed Statistics!

They now work wonder again, and you can use them to ease up your life as a Tournament Organizer, especially with our new way of handling statistics after a Tournament Code match. Indeed, the URL for the match played with a Tournament Code is now automatically added to the match on Toornament, all you have to do is update the “Stats” link!

Good League of Legends tournaments to all!

September new Disciplines

September marks the start of the new school year, and just like any other studious person, we did our homework!
Here are the 20 new disciplines available on Toornament as of today (plus the newly-added Mordheim and a new map for Overwatch).

Arena of Valor
Mobile MOBA game by Tencent Games (Android).

Bazoo Esports
Mobile Puzzle game by Iscool (Android & iOS).

Black Squad
Multiplayer Tactical Shooter by NS Studio (F2P on Steam).

Dreadnought
Futuristic Combat Flight Simulator by Grey Box (PS4 & PC).

Fable Fortune
Collectible Card Game by Mediatonic (XBox One & PC).

FIFA 18
Football Simulation (I think) by EA Sports (PS4, XBox One & PC).

Gigantic
Strategic Hero Shooter by Perfect World (F2P on Steam).

Hand of the Gods
Collectible Card Game by Hi-Rez Studios (F2P on Steam).

Lawbreakers
Multiplayer Gravity-defying Shooter by Boss Key (PS4 & PC).

Madden NFL 18
American Football Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & XBox One).

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Fighting Game by Capcom (PS4, XBox One & PC).

Mordheim: City of the Damned
Tactical RPG by Rogue Factor (PS4, XBox One & PC).

NBA 2K18
Basketball Simulation by 2K Games (PS4, XBox One, Nintendo Switch & PC).

NBA Live 18
Basketball Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & XBox One).

NHL 18
Ice Hockey Simulation by EA Sports (PS4 & Xbox One).

Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Football Simulation by Konami (PS4, Xbox One & PC).

Project CARS 2
Car Race Simulation by Bandai Namco (PS4 & Xbox One).

Shardbound
Tactical Collectible Card Game by Spiritwalk Games (F2P on Steam).

Soul Hunters
Mobile Action-Strategic RPG by Lilithgames (Android).

The Amazing Eternals
Team-based Shooter by Digital Extremes (PC).

Titanfall : Assault
Mobile RTS by Nexon (Android & iOS).

Overwatch
New map “Junkertown” available in the match settings.

Organizers and Participants, to your competitions!

Let Mordheim pave the way…

Warhammer Fantasy — does this epic universe even need an introduction? Dive into the world of Mordheim: City of the Damned (Steam, PS4 & Xbox One) and lead your warbands into bloody skirmishes in this turn-based tactical adaptation of the renowned tabletop Games Workshop title.

We are excited to announce that Mordheim is now integrated into the Toornament platform, and we have been working with publisher Focus Home Interactive and developers at Rogue Factor to add official assets and game-specific features.

For new organizers, we have a starter guide to help you Organize your First Tournament, from the registration of your participants to the promotion of your competition thanks to our embeddable widgets and TV Module! Many other settings and advanced features are available, like the Participant Match Report from the Web or our Mobile App!
Of course, we are always working to make the platform better, so share your feedback with us!

Stay tuned and, if you haven’t already, give Mordheim a try!
Whether you’re here to participate in tournaments or take that extra step and start organizing your own, Toornament has been deemed the best platform by the creators of Mordheim for you to compete on!

New Feature: Platforms

Today, we add a new Feature to Toornament: The Platform. You now have to set (at least) a Platform when creating a new tournament.
The setting is required, and has to be filled in for the tournament to be created:

We have listed platforms per discipline, meaning you will get a list of the available platforms for each game, and when there is only one, it will be set by default.
As for the “Generic Discipline”, it has all of them,
You can also access this option from the “Settings” menu, in case you made a mistake, or would like to add another Platform to the list:

Beware though, if you edit the Settings of an existing tournament, you will now have to set the platform(s) for the saves to be effective, else you’ll be confronted with an error like this:

The form has not been submitted due to invalid data. Please fix them and submit again.
Please fill in the platform for your tournament, as this information is now required.

This is the first step towards a better classification of tournaments on the website, to allow participants to search for tournaments on a platform-basis.
Let us know if you spot any incoherence in the platforms lists!

Additionally, we also changed the process to Login and Register to the website… Nothing changed technically, just a small update to make it better looking on mobile devices, and an improvement needed for new features to come!

Here is what it now looks like (Register on the left, Login on the right):

Support v2: Help Center and Discord Server are Live!

In our drive to offer the best user experience there is, we are today proud to announce our new Help Center and Discord Server!

Help Center

Though useful, our current Knowledge Base, on our Blog was far from perfect. A bit tedious to read and browse, it contained most of the answers you needed, but those were not always easy to find.
Thus, we today introduce the brand new Help Center that gathers all the resources from the Knowledge Base, supplemented with a F.A.Q, all tucked up in a practical and agreeable setting.

For starters, we recommend you read one (or both) of these guides, depending on why you are on Toornament:

We hope you will like and use it, and all comments are welcome on how to make it even better!

discord Server

Our official Support channels welcome a newcomer today, as we officially launch our Discord Server!
Most of you are already familiar with the software, but for those who don’t, let’s simply say it is a combination of text and voice channels, and that ultimately, we hope it will become a community-driven channel, that people use to get quick answers to their everyday questions, whatever the time!
Of course, all previous ways of contacting us remain open, and are still fully operational, we just add a new way of communicating with the team and the community!

New feature: 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, Toornament now features a fully functional and home-made chat system, linked to a tournament’s match: the Match Lobby.
It is available to all the participants of the match, and all admins of the tournament with the “Report Results” permission.

Nintendo Switch games are available on Toornament!

The increasing popularity of the Nintendo new hybrid console brings brand new games to its catalogue. The ones with a competitive side are already available on Toornament, for epic competitions and tournaments! Here is a non-exhaustive list of popular Switch games available for you!


Do we really need to introduce Mario Kart? The licence is back in a Deluxe edition for the Switch, based upon its Wii/Wii U big brothers with new characters, karts and other features such as an 8-players local mode, a LAN mode and a fully unlocked game from the get-go. So time to throttle on and prove the world you’re the best Kart racer there is!


ARMS is a brand new fighting licence coming to life on the Nintendo Switch. You embody fighters with extensive weaponized arms, to try and knock out your opponent(s) in fast-paced and intense arms fights. The premises of this game are just too good to pass up on a tournament!


Splatoon is also back on the Switch with a new opus, soberly titled “Splatoon 2”, in which the goal is still to splatt ink all over the different levels, while the enemy team will do just the same, just with another color. New game modes, features and weapons are announced for the title, released on the 21st of July!


1-2 Switch is a collection of mini-games, bound to keep you busy for hours of friendly fun, but why not make things a bit more spicy with a tournament made up of several different mini-games, or to decide who is the best at Samurai Training or Soda Shake?


Pokken Tournament is a fighting game featuring our favorite pocket monsters. The game will be release on the Switch on the 22nd of September, but in the meantime, some tournaments are already happening! New characters are already announced for this Switch version, and more are bound to come!


Street Fighter II is probably the most emblematic episode of this emblematic series. It’s back on the Switch with a not-so-sober title, “Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers”, but the fundamentals are here, with all the iconic characters, levels and techniques that built the series!


Bomberman is back on the Switch with Super Bomberman R, a new opus of the famous licence, where up to 8 players will be able to fight until they explode for the win. New power-ups, 3D environments and characters and a solo campaign are here to propel this new game.

So wait no more, and create or participate in your first Switch tournament!

New streaming provider: Mixer

A new streaming service is now supported by Toornament: Mixer.
Mixer is a Microsoft next-gen streaming service that offers viewers real-time influence and participation in live game streams.
Real-time and interactivity are the cornerstones of this new service, and you can start broadcasting from XBox One or Windows 10 in a few clicks, without having to install any extra software.

When selecting the streams for your tournament, you can now add a Mixer URL and attach the stream to the matches of your tournament. That will display the stream directly on the Public and Match pages for spectators to see.
The process is detailed HERE.

Version 2 is LIVE!

After months of relentless work, we are proud to release the new version of our platform! Participants and Organizers are now able to discover for themselves what changed and how we made it evolve.
The whole is going to look a lot like the ancient version, but based on a brand new tournament engine built from scratch on a new database running on a new servers infrastructure, allowing much more traffic than what was previously possible.

Tournament Size

The maximum size of a tournament goes from 256 up to 4096 thanks to the new tournament engine and infrastructure.

New Structure System

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More freedom, more flexibility! You are now 100% free when it comes to creating a tournament and its structure. You can have several stages played together, of different size, with participants coming in and out at any stage of your tournament.

Learn more about the Structures

New Placement System

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Along our new structure system comes a brand new way of placing participants into your stages. The seeding and the placement were merged into a single interface to allow for a clearer experience, with new options for you to choose who plays where.

Learn more about the Placement

New Widgets

Another field that needed attention were our widgets. They are now clearer and more user-friendly, and just as beautiful as the rest of the site!

Learn more about the Widgets

Other Changes

Many other aspects of the platform went through some sort of change, among which:

  • Organizer Dashboard now has the same stylesheet as the other parts of the website, and an increasing compatibility with mobile
  • A few changes on the API (namely a page system for matches and participants, revisited matches and stages endpoints, no more schedule)
  • Game stats (as seen in LOL, DOTA2, CS:GO or Bloodbowl 2) won’t be available immediately upon release. They will be back, with all previous data restored, as soon as possible
  • Some least used features disappeared, to simplify the tool and make it the most efficient it can be

What to expect next?

The Version 2 being out means that we are going to go back to working on new features and improvements, after having spent those last few months dedicated to the task at hand.
We already made good progress towards some of the most requested features from our organizers:

  • Tournament and match check-in
  • Match chat system (first available on the web platform, on the mobile app next), as seen below:

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This is just the beginning, so stay tuned for a whole lot of new features and exciting stuff to come in the future, because we’re only getting started!

Developers: Version 2 and API Modifications

maintenance V2 Release is scheduled on the 31st of May, and all changes listed in this article will then become effective.

Introduction

With the new version just around the corner, it is time for us to address organizers/developers using our API on what’s about to change for them.
First of all, we’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the Toornament API is still in a beta state, and a constant work in progress, changes are bound to happen, and all feedback is, as usual, appreciated and taken into account.

To the users of our Scheduling Tool or CS:GO Bots (eBot and AdminBot), nothing to worry about, those will still work perfectly fine, the bots just won’t be able to send stats for a while, but without creating any issue.

New pagination system

Two endpoints now have parameters pagination:

  • GET tournaments/{tournament_id}/participants
  • now has 256 items per page (no change for tournaments with less than 256 participants)

  • GET tournaments/{tournament_id}/matches
    now has 100 items per page

Changes in the “Matches” endpoints

  • ALL /tournaments/{tournament_id}/matches/...

In all endpoints, the timezone property now returns null in matches and does nothing if you try to send Timezone information.
You have to use the one situated in the tournament’s endpoint.
The date properties are now returned with the Timezone setting of the tournament.

  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/matches
  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/matches/{id}
  • GET /disciplines/{discipline_id}/matches

When set to 1, the with_games parameter will no longer return participants information. They can be found in the match opponent properties.

Deprecated feature: Schedule

  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/schedules

We are not talking about match schedules here, but the Schedule feature, used to create events linked to the tournament.
This one goes down the drain entirely, and the endpoint returns an empty array.

Stages endpoints

  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/stages
  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/stages/{number}
  • GET /tournaments/{tournament_id}/stages/{number}/view

The tournament engine has been rebuilt from scratch and now uses a brand new staging system.
The current stages API endpoints will no longer be working, a new version of the endpoints will be released soon.

Game statistics

Upon the release of the new version, game statistics as seen in CS:GO (when a bot is used), DOTA2, League of Legends and Bloodbowl 2 won’t be available.
Their return is a priority to us. In the meantime, all endpoints properties related to specific game statistics (opponent lineup, pick&bans etc.) will return null.
The API used to write statistics with the CS:GO bots will return code 200 responses, but with no action attached.

The API documentation will be updated with all these modifications when the V2 is released on the 31st of May.