Giving money sounds cool, but the way you’ll distribute it is a bit more complicated. We give you advices and examples on how you could share the money pool between the participants !
How do you then distribute the money prize? The answers are numerous, and depend on different factors:
Depending on your personal preferences, the number of participants, the game specific needs and the time / logistics constraints, there are many ways to pick a competition structure.
Nowadays, most tournaments are split into several phases, with early ones eliminating or seeding participants for the final main event.
Since our last article on Placement methods and options, Toornament has refined its available options and here’s a complete guide to the placement methods.
Placement is the way each phase of a tournament is linked to each, how the participants move from one to another.
Generic methods :
- “Random” : as the name states, participants are randomly placed into a phase, regardless of their seed.
- “Manual” : you choose to place your participants the way you prefer. Note that you can combine Random and Manual placement methods.
Specific method :
Those methods follow a specific set of logic and rules
- “Participant Number” : only available for a first phase, as the participants are placed following their initial seed number.
- “Previous stage” : only available from a previous phase. The only logic is that the results from the previous phase build the seeding for the following one. The played matches doesn’t weigh on the placement.
- “Bracket Optimized” : only available following “Groups”, or “Bracket Groups” phases. This method adds a new rule : qualified participants from a group are placed in the bracket so that they’ll meet again at the latest stage possible. This method aims for a better variety in matchups.