API Update: now with oAUth 2 and Write functions

How on the heels of our API first version, we’re happy to expand our API possibilities, with Write functions!

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The two headlines are “oAuth 2″ and “Write functions” for matches.

oAuth 2

The oAuth 2 protocol is now available in our API, enabling authorized-type access. OAuth 2 is an authorization protocol that enables applications to gain a limited access to user data on an HTTP service.

For more information and details on oAuth 2, please check our dedicated page.

Here are the new accesses you can get:

  • Your tournaments, whatever their status (public or draft)
  • Your tournaments private data (privates notes, participants custom fields and schedules)

Write functions for matches

The first Write functions implemented into our API are match-focused. You can now update:

  • Games and matches information
  • Games and matches scores and results

For more information and details on Matches function, please check our dedicated page.

What’s next ?

We’re prepping more Write calls, such as: participants, tournaments, structures.
Next? You tell us. Which features and functions would like be added next? Let us now in the comments or on our twitter account, we’re all ears!

Link : The Toornament Developer website

New feature: The Tournament Creation Wizard

As a powerful eSport platform, Toornament offers plenty of advanced features, tools and customization options.  This rich array of possibilities can be a bit overwhelming for newcomers at times.

In this view, we streamlined the process and are happy to introduce our Creation Wizard, making a tournament creation as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Pick your discipline and your participants

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2. Add the basic tournament information

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3. Start the registrations

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Note that the Paid Registration option is available right away. To know more about this feature, check our blog post.

That’s it, you’re set. As the regular Toornament Dashboard appears, it is now easier than ever to create a competition in Toornament. Tell you friends!

Our API hits Beta, want to test it?

You read it right: our much awaited API has reached private Beta!

Made for medias, video game and community developers, it will act as a solid foundation for your eSport section, retrieving rich data from the thousands of public tournaments created by our community and the featured tournaments our team covers and pushes.

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Our API lets you create automated modules or an automated eSports section. This first version of our API is Read Only and compliant with REST and JSON standards. You’ll get the following information from our database:

  • List of tournaments filtered by: game, importance, dates, location

For each tournament:

  • General information and structure
  • Participants
  • Schedule
  • Matches and statistics
  • Streams and VODs

A few weeks from now, it will feature Read and Write resources, like Score Reporting. Of course, our API is free and only subject to the visual attribution “Powered by Toornament”.

To get an early access to our API, feel free to contact us at support@toornament.com and tell us what you’d like to build with it, we’d be happy to help!

In the meantime, you can already get an early start by checking the complete API documentation and resources guide on our new, dedicated developer site: developer.toornament.com

We can’t wait to see you use our API!

Watch streams and videos straight from our mobile app!

We’ve updated our mobile app “Toornament eSports” to support and embed the most popular streaming and video platforms straight from the tournament home screen!

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You can now watch the associated streams of a tournament right from the homepage. Our app also supports “Picture in Picture” mode, allowing you to browse the tournament results and infos while the stream is still on.

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Last but not least, you can check VODs from all the matches when they’re available.

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Toornament eSports app supports the following platforms:

Streams

  • MLG
  • Hitbox
  • Youtube
  • Youtube Gaming
  • Twitch
  • Dailymotion
  • Dailymotion Gaming

V.O.D.

  • Youtube
  • Youtube Gaming
  • Dailymotion
  • Dailymotion Gaming

We’re shaping Toornament eSports to be the best way to follow your eSport tournaments, from the ones you compete in as a participant to the major ones you watch as a fan.

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And as an organizer, it’s as easy as ever to add stream and VOD links for your general tournament and individual matches, right from your dashboard.

Our mobile app is free on iOS and Android. Give it a try and enjoy the show!

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Download Toornament eSports for iOS (free)

Download Toornament eSports for Android (free)

Blood Bowl II advanced statistics on Toornament

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Blood Bowl II advanced statistics! The legendary board game is now a great video game, with a huge, dedicated community of brutal assaults and risky tactics fans around the world.
We’ve had the opportunity to work with Blood Bowl’s studio Cyanide and access the game API, to bring you match IDs and automated rich statistics in our widgets.

Here’s our new Participants Widget!

Our widget family is happy to welcome a new one today! Meet “Participants Widget” which will, as its name says, display all the participants of your tournament.

This new widget boasts some specifities:

  • It is content-only. No menus or interactions
  • Its height varies with the amount of participants
  • Single or multi columns style, depending on the chosen width
  • Team based games will show line ups
  • New unicode font, and clean design!

This widget will come very handy when you want to display your participants list on your website, in a post or embedded in a sidebar. Of course, you can fine tune the widget dimensions by editing the embed code.

The Participants Widget is available today, in the “Share” tab of your tournament dashboard. Enjoy!

Discover Toornament TV, your smart display solution!

Toornament TV, our popular public display / stream smart content, has been used to great success by some of you and requested by a lot more. After a Beta phase, Toornament TV is now available for all – and for free!

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The LCS Worlds 2015 Toornament TV: check it live

As a reminder, here’s what you can do with Toornament TV:

  • Generate in-between matches content for your online presence (streams)
  • Help your audience and competitors get the latest, most relevant information for your offline events

With Toornament TV, you can generate a dynamic content without the need of any human intervention.

Providing an advanced tool for free consolidate our position as one of the most powerful eSport platform in the industry.

We hope you’ll enjoy and benefit from Toornament TV. You can find Toornament TV in the “Share” tab of your tournament’s dashboard. In the meantime, check this example taken from the LCS Worlds 2015 and read our complete guide.

Get “Toornament eSports”, our mobile app for your smartphone!

After several months of beta tests, we’re happy to release our free mobile app for iOS and Android. Say Hello to “Toornament eSports”!

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We crafted our mobile app as the perfect companion for the Toornament website. Whereas the website is organizer orientated, the mobile app is designed towards the participants, as they can follow the tournaments they play in and get all the schedules and results directly from their mobile phone

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Toornament eSports also act as a great match ticker, as our team covers the major eSport tournaments around the world so that you can get all the results, scores and statistics for your bookmark eSport disciplines. But wait, there’s more!

The Toornament eSports mobile app is an ever-evolving project and we plan on adding more features in the next months. Here are some of the next steps we’re working on:

  • Embedded streams and VODs
  • Advanced stats and datas for Dota 2, League Of Legends and Blood Bowl 2
  • Participants can login and register, to find the tournaments they’re in
  • Communication with the tournament organizer
  • Score reporting

We can’t wait to put our next releases into your hands and in the meantime, enjoy our app!

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Lessons from the Beta Phase

Thanks to your feedbacks these last 18 months, Toornament has evolved into the most powerful Esport platform out there: new features, new architecture, a mobile app… and this is just the beginning!

Talking about our mobile app, we’ll have a dedicated post soon showing you what’s it’s capable of and how this major project will evolve over the next releases.

In the meatime, Here are some interesting trends spotted during the beta phase that we wanted to share with you:

Community:

  • 15,000 tournaments
  • 8,000 tournament organizers from 93 countries
  • 500,000 participants
  • 66 average participants per tournaments
  • 63% online events, 37% offline events

Top 5 games:

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • FIFA (EA)
  • League Of Legends
  • Hearthstone (Blizzard)
  • Call Of Duty (Activision)

Most popular tournament structures:

  • Single Elimination Bracket
  • Groups to Single Elimination Bracket
  • Double Elimination Bracket

To end this little dedrief, we produced a brand new trailer, showcasing Toornament’s wide array of functionalities and features and simplified UI.

 

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Cheers,

The Toornament team