Welcome (board) on Toornament !

Your dashboard homepage has changed and from now on, you will be greeted by our welcome board, which contains plenty of goodies :

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– Our latest tweets about the Esport economics and latest trends
– Our latest blog posts
– An invitation to become a trusted user
– Your tournaments
– Your money status
– General informations and links about Toornament.

We find this landing page more useful, convenient… and welcoming. Hope you’ll enjoy !

New feature : Draft status

You look at your dashboard today  and yes, something has changed. This orange box wasn’t there before. Half-Life 3 confirmed ? Nearly : We’ve changed the way you can handle your tournament status.

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By default, your tournament is now marked as a “draft”. This means it is 100% operational and working, but cannot be found through search engines on Toornament site and mobile app. You can still share its unique URL to people, but that’s it.

Publishing your tournament will make it visible, searchable and sharable by everyone.

The draft status is very handy when you’re building your tournament and just need to manually share it with a few trusty people (admins, sponsors, players).

The Published status make your tournament 100% visible and sharable. It’s of course great for your audience, media partners and competitors.

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We hope this UX update will make the process smoother for you. Feek free to send us feedback !

Introducing the schedule functionnality

Let’s start the week with a new feature on Toornament: Schedules!

This new tool allows you to create schedules with various purposes. Schedules can be set as public or private.

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Here are some examples of public schedules:

  • Opening and closing hours
  • Extra activities (autograph signings, special events)
  • Main stage schedule

And some examples of private schedules:

  • Admins time of arrival on site
  • Match process (when to go get the players, set-up the machines etc.)
  • Admins meeting

To
create a schedule, just go to the “Schedule” in your dashboard. From
there, you can create and edit pretty much everything you need. The
public schedules will be visible in the tournament widget.

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You can now start to test and use them, feel free to send us your feedbacks!

 

Here’s the new Toornament TV

Our public display and in-between match content solution has been updated !
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This new version embeds a live info strip, based on a Twitter feed and hashtag. Toornament TV is also customisable through its main elements :

  • Background picture
  • Main layout picture
  • Border color (CSS)
  • Text color

You can check it Live on this page.

The ESWC CoD 2015 starting this week end will be the first tournament to use the new Toornament TV.
Toornament TV is still underwork and thus, not directly available from your dashboard. If you’re interested, feel free to contact us !

Light theme !

Here are today’s new features, one invisible and other much more visible.

First, we’ve had our server maintenance process and internal changes, enhancing Toornament’s global performances and responsiveness.

Second, we’ve added a new color for our widget : Light. This white, clean look will make our widget a perfect embedabble content for more sites using white backgrounds and clear color schemes.

You just have to pick it from the “Share” tab in your dashboard. Here’s one in the flesh :

A full black theme is also on the way.

Meanwhile, other features and improvement are on the way, just let us know what you’d like to see !

What’s next ?

Here’s our weekly glimpse at what’s incoming on Toornament – and how you could decide on what’s next !

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(photo : CC Eager)

Right now, our main projects are  :

  • Personalized participant info fields

You’ll be able to fill in more infos about your participants, from their Battle.net ID to their age, nationality, complete names etc.

  • Swiss System

One of the popular tournament structures is being added to our platform ! Swiss system tournament, that you may have encountered in chess tournaments, will add another way to create fair match ups between your participants.

  • Mobile App

We introduced our mobile app a few weeks ago and are happy to report that its availability is now a matter of days on iOS and Android. We hope you’ll like this V1 !

  • Paid registration

Our popular feature is expanding each day : after Euro and Dollar, Toornament Paid Registration will support English Pound, Swedish Krona and Danish Krone.

After a closed invite access, we’re now opening this feature to more and more organizers. Just fire us an email !

  • Toornament TV

Our smart content display for public screens and in between matches sequences now handles Bracket Groups. You’ll be able to request Toornament TV in your dashboard very soon.

WHAT’S NEXT ? WHAT IF IT WERE UP TO YOU ?

As Toornament is an ever-evolving project, we keep on working on various matters, from UX to new features and for our next leads, we’d like to hear from you.

Which feature would you like added on Toornament ? How would tweak the UX ? We’re all ears for your suggestions here on our blog or through twitter !

New update: score information, new languages and more

This week, we’ve updated Toornament once again with 4 new features.

1. Score information
The groups now display the score information: score for each participant, score against each participant, and the score difference. In a tie situation, the score difference is now used to decide the rank between participants with the same amount of points. You still have the ability to make an other choice with the decider functionnality.

The score information is also displayed on the tournament widget. It’s a new valuable data to share to your audience

 

2. New languages supported
As a European based company, we know the importance of local language, so our two widgets, tournament navigator and registration, support now 4 more languages: Danish, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Each time you share your widget you will be able to select the language to use.

3. Registration email notification
Want to receive an email for each new registration request on your tournament? You can now enable this feature in your registration settings. Never miss again a request.

4. Rules
Finally for this new update, we added a rules field, displayed on the tournament widget. This was a common feedback request.

Try those new functionalities, and continue to send us great feedback.

New features and improvements

This week, we’ve been working on 4 features improving your experience on Toornament. Here they are :

1. New widget : Registration

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Our new widget will come very handy if you have your own website, as it acts as the smoothest way from your tournament announcement post to the registration page. Mesuring 300 px wide per 88 px high. It displays essential infos such as the event name and registration time.

Here’s a example with the incoming Dreamhack France :

2. Revamped Share dashboard

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We’ve reworked the “Share” dashboard in your admin panel, highlighting the available and incoming tools : widgets, custom page, Toornament TV and social networks.

3. Paid Registration now handles Dollar

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Paid Registration has been met with great feedback and requests from the community and we’re happy to announce that we now adding the Dollar currency, along with Euro ! With this, we’ll start to invite more organizers. If you’re interested with our Paid Registration feature, feel free to fire us an email !

4. Easier support

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Our support platform has been upgraded so that now, you can contact our support people directly from your admin panel, we get back to you even faster than before !


We hope you’ll like and use them. And of course, we remain focused on your feedback – share it through our new support system !