A Double-Elimination, as the name states, is composed of a dual bracket, an Upper one (for winning participants) and a Lower one (for participants having lost a match), referred to as Winners and Losers brackets.
Toornament is built with an ambitious goal in mind: to help you create and share eSports tournaments the best way possible.
Our widgets and recently announced API are a great way to generate and embed eSport content for medias and developers. We’re thus pushing the media aspect of Toornament, by covering the major
events around the world with all the scores, results and stream/video
These are what we call “featured tournaments”. You can check them from our homepage and get the complete list here : https://www.toornament.com/tournaments/featured
Straight from the organizers themselves, or thanks to our coverage team, 224 Featured Tournaments covering major eSport disciplines (Call Of Duty, CS:GO, Dota 2, HearthStone, League Of Legends, Starcraft II, Heroes Of The Storm, Smite, Street Fighter IV) and major tournaments (The International, LCS, Blizzcon, ESL One, Dreamhack, ESWC…) are already available.
We also highlight important tournament from games such as Smash Bros, Overwatch, or FIFA.
As always, Toornament is a 100% free platform, so feel free to use our database of featured tournaments to create and push content on your own platform!
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.
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
- 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 [email protected] 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!
Running a tournament means running into issues. Most of the ones related to rules are covered by a ruleset. But is that enough?
We’ve seen some controversy lately on how to handle an issue.
During the RNG CS:GO semi finals between teams Luminosity (Brazil) and Liquid (USA), a photographer accidentally unplugged a computer from one of the Luminosity players. Score was then tied 11-11 and the round was still featuring 4 players on each side. The American proceeded on winning the round and eventually the match, which caused much controversy.
Luminosity complained to the admin that the round should be restarted.
The admin told Luminosity that is was Team Liquid’s choice to reset the round or not.
The community flamed the admins for putting responsabilities on the players’ shoulders.
Liquid argued that they followed the rules, stating that if the round has begun and events have occurred, it has to be played until the end.
Luminosity countered with the fact that this rule applies for hardware or Internet failure, but not for human failure external to the team.
Tournament’s head said that no team was to blame, neither its admins.
It was a mess.
This is neither the first nor the last time an issue will cause debate among players, admins and the audience alike. We all remember the infamous “Fnatic boost” during the Dreamhack Winter 2014.
Even though it all went to very specific and exceptional conditions, this issue put the spotlight on how tournament organizers have to think, design stick to their rulebook.
Here are our tips to handle those situations:
1. Have an exhaustive, thoroughly prepared rulebook
Complete rules covering even the most exotic situations are available all around the web. Find your inspiration from the major events and get help from experimented tournament admins.
2. Make your rules visible to everyone
We’ve seen too many times players complaining about a ruling they were not aware of in the first place. Make sure your rules are on your website, mailed to the participants and double check your admins know them by heart.
Here’s an example of a tournament displaying the rules straight from our widget. How smart is that?
3. You got this
Last but not least: you’re the one in charge. It doesn’t mean you’ll come up with the best decision (we hope so), but it means it is your responsibility. Situation can get very tense if you give everyone a voice. Hear the arguments from everyone, but don’t ever share the decision process, or your tournament’s authority will suffer greatly. And in a dire situation, you’ll really want to keep the lead.
TL:DR: have both solid rulebook and decision making ruleset
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!
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.
Last but not least, you can check VODs from all the matches when they’re available.
Toornament eSports app supports the following platforms:
- Youtube Gaming
- Dailymotion Gaming
- Youtube Gaming
- 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.
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!