So, what is a bracket groups ? As it names hints, it’s a group stage working as an elimination bracket (double or simple).
Bracket Groups structure brings a whole different pace to a group stage as each match becomes crucial.
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.
Here’s our weekly glimpse at what’s incoming on Toornament – and how you could decide on what’s next !
(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 !
“Double Elimination” is a very popular tournament structure in Esports, despite its more intricated nature.
The relationship between Winner and Loser brackets can at some point make the audience and the organizers alike scratch their heads. Who goes where, who faces who, at which stage ?
So here’s our take on the right way we correlate the two brackets, especially how and where a player from the Winner Bracket ends in the Loser Bracket.
As we’re always diving in our statistics, we’ve come to realize that a decent part of the thousands of tournaments created on our platform are not entirely filled with the proper datas and infos.
Many factors leads to this situation: lack of time, too many things to handle during the event, lack of knowledge about the possible features…Numbers show us that better data-filled a tournaments lead to better experience (before, during and after) for the competitors and the audience alike.
You have three methods to place your participants in your tournament:
Toornament will optimize the placement with the participant number used as seed. This method has more options according to the stage type and order (group, or bracket, first or second stage).
As the name suggest.
Don’t forget, you can manually place each participant by clicking on the desired slot, directly in the bracket or group.
And at any time you can reset your placement to start again from a blank page.
Take a look at this video to see how it works:
Toornament allows you to give specific permissions to your admins, depending on their role and level. Select a tournament in your dashboard, and click on “Settings / Permissions” in the menu. You can set their area of influence, allowing them to only manage the registrations, or report the results.
Watch this video to see it in action:
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.
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.