[Participants] Pick & Ban is now available on our Mobile app

The very popular “Pick & Ban” feature for Hearthstone is now available on our mobile app Toornament eSports!

The process is very straightforward: when you register and get confirmed for a tournament, you will be asked to pick the classes you’ll use for your matches.

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Now, go on your match page, where you’ll see your picked classes and your opponent’s ones.

If the “Ban” phase is part of the rules, click on the lower button to choose the class you’ll ban from your opponent.

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You can see which class your opponent banned once your own ban is done. You’re all set, may the Top Deck gods be with you!

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2016: A Year of Breakthroughs

2016 has been loaded with new features, updates and low-level changes. From our new frontpage to the constant flow of key features integrated in our Mobile App, we remain true to our original statement: deliver the most powerful free Esport platform in the world.

Take a look at the main breakthrough we came up with this year!

FRONT

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In 2016, Toornament took a turn: we opened our platform to a broader audience: participants and fans. With featured tournaments and participants interactions, we revamped our website from a B2B platform to B2C one.

MOBILE

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Our mobile app keeps growing at high pace. 2016 brought key features to make Toornament eSports the best companion app for all Esports fans and players.

PARTICIPANTS

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One of the biggest evolution of Tournament this year has been it’s opening towards participants: with a dedicated dashboard, match reporting and tournaments tracking on the mobile app, players can now enjoy the power of Toornament as their organizers peers did!

GAMES

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The total integration with Esports is our long term focus. Toornament already talks with LoL and DotA APIs. Going further, we now support LoL Tournament Codes for easy matchmaking. FPS-wise, we made a big leap with CS:GO, as popular match management softwares Ebot and AdminBot support us.

API

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Advanced users need advanced tools and we deliver. Our API has seen some major new functions and improvements, helping Esport professionals (video game developers and organizers) to harness the power of Toornament to suit their needs.

INFOGRAPHICS

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On the heels of our first infographic in 2015, we kept on pushing our data in informative and beautiful infographics covering major events and meaningful stats.

Social

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Expanding from our Twitter account, we took on Facebook and Youtube with differents goals. Youtube will be the home of our growing video production, while Facebook is designed as you go-to Esport Calendar. Like and subscribe!

Yes, it’s been a loaded year and guess what: 2017 will be even better, as we’ve now joined the Webedia family. Stay tuned and thank you for using Toornament!

2017 Preview: New Structure and Placement process!

Toornament is onto a deep changes for 2017 and we’re happy to share them with you today!

The most prominent change is focused on the Structure creation process. Until now, creating a Structure meant picking a Structure template which can’t be modified, just reseted.

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Gone are the structure templates, you can now pick a stage… and add another one, and another one, and so on! You can add as many stages as you want, one at a time.

This new approach is perfect, i.e if you want to add a tie-break stage between Groups and Playoffs, or split your participants in an “Elite” bracket for the best ones and an “Amateur” bracket for the struggling ones.

By making our competition stages independant from each other, we give you more freedom and flexibility.

This change brings another big one: the Placement process.

Until now, the Placement process is split between two sections: Seeding is done in the “Participants” menu, while the placement itself is done in the “Placement” menu.

We merged them together into a simplified yet more powerful and flexible Placement menu.

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First, you can add participants in the Stage either by assigning them in the seeding list on the left or by manually placing them in the structure view on the right.

Note: adding participants in your stage will also become more flexible. You can for example add any participant from your tournament list. Filters like “Checked In” or “Qualified: from Previous Stage” Participants will help you see through more easily.

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Furthermore, we’ve added useful options to help you better seed you participants, like locking participants which enables you to generate a semi-random seeding with the unlocked ones.

Last but not least, our smart Seeding methods are still available to help you make the best choices.

We can’t wait to deliver these update into your hands and see what you can do with them!

Mobile app updates, November 2016

Our free mobile app Toornament eSports (iOS, Android) has been updated with two major features:

Registration

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You can now register for a tournament straight from your mobile. Esports fans and competitors can now manage the essential tasks with Toornament Esports: follow the tournaments they follow, register for a tournament and report their match results.

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Additional languages

Our mobile app now supports the same languages as our widgets: English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Danish, Swedish and adds an 8th one: Russian.

Enjoy!

Search what you need

Welcome on our new blog!

With more and more content available on our blog, we decided to jump (the shark) from Tumblr to WordPress. First thing first, you’ll notice: we have an integrated Search Engine! Better late than never 🙂

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This will help you easily find the latest updates, tutorials, infographics and columns we’ve been published for a couple of years now.

Our most important post is of course the ever-growing Knowledge Base. In case you haven’t bookmarked it yet, we made you sure it’s linked from the blog homepage. Happy reading!

Battlerite is on Toornament

Have you met Battlerite, the latest competitive sensation?

Despite its limited availabity (20$ for early access), Stunlock Studios’ latest production is met with praise from the PvP community.

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Think about a top-down view, arena where you move your character with ZQSD keys and aim with your mouse.

Add various heroes, teammates and you get a fast-paced, skill-demanding team brawler which calls for another one and another one.

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At Toornament, we believe Battlerite could beyond its older brother Bloodline Champions and become a real Esport. That’s why we’re already supporting the game and expect numerous Battlerite tournaments from the community!

[Organizers] Toornament supports the LoL Tournament Codes

maintenance We are currently awaiting for Riot Games to fix an issue with their API, preventing the generation of Tournament Codes.

We’re happy to report that Toornament now fully supports League Of Legends Tournament Codes!
These codes will help you tremendously by putting your participants in the right lobbies and automatically retrieve scores from their games and results for their matches. Here’s how it works:

  • 1. Create a LoL Competition in Toornament
  • 2. Enable the “Tournament Code” functionality in “Settings” -> “League of Legends” and fill in the necessary information. Beware though, once you’ve validated, there is no going back, so please make sure to double check your settings!

  • 3. Participants can then find the Tournament Code on the match page in their Participant Dashboard:

  • 4. Launch the LoL client and select “Play”. Then click on the Tournament button (with a little trophy on it) in the top-right corner, and paste your code in the field.

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Important: the participants must have their Summoner Name. The summoner name is used to match the result between Riot servers and our servers.

You’re set! The post-match results will automatically show in Toornament, and the advanced statistics like picks and K/D/A. Running a great LoL tournament is now easier than ever!

Notes:

  • Organizers can find any and all Tournament Codes on the Matches page in the Organizer Dashboard, in case they want to spectate for example:

  • If all the participants leave the game during the Pick & Ban phase or during the early game, they can rejoin it with the same code. The game will be reset but the code, results and stats will still work.

Update: News from the front (pages)

It’s back to school for students around the world and back to code for us, with numerous enhancements tweaks on our front pages. Meet the latest ones!

On time

Toornament will now detect your location and adapt the dates and times to your timezone. It is already the case on our mobile app. You can still switch between your timezone, UTC and local timezone. The local timezone is the one originally attributed to the tournament by the organizer.

Total Bracket

You can now admire any bracket in its fullscreen glory, making is easier to get an overview of large brackets – or display them for your audience.

It’s a Match

We keep on streamlining our tournament pages, as the « Matches » tab is moving today from the embedded widget to full native content.

Watch them out

The same goes for the « Participants » tab. We’ve also added a dedicated “Watch” section, if you want to follow your favorite team or gamer.

See you soon for more refinements!

Updates to our mobile app!

Each update of our mobile app brings new features in your phones and smiles on our faces. Today’s batch is an important one, check it out:

Login / Register

This feature will really enhance our app, as you’ll be able to log in your existing account or register a new one!

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Participant dashboard

Following the Login and Register functionalities, your dashboard now includes a Participant tab named “My Tournaments”. It displays all the tournaments and matches you’re participating in. Very handy to know where and when to play!

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Revamped Menu

While including “My Tournaments”, we’ve also updated our menu (and squashed some bugs).

Better Search

Your queries history has been added in our Search tool. Enjoy!

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