Adding Participants

In addition to allowing participants to register on their own, tournament organizers may also manually invite them. This is helpful in making sure that everyone is in place before the competition starts. With the help of this feature, participants can be assigned to their matches, change displayed name on the bracket, remove, and even make substitutions for last minute changes.

Manage Participants

Access the Manage Participants page by clicking the Participants tab or add participants link from your bracket.

Add Participant

Add a single participant in two ways:

Display Name - Decide on a name that will be displayed for a participant or team. If a participant doesn't want to create a Challonge account to register for your competition, use this method.
Email or Username - If the participant has a Challonge account, you may enter the email address associated with their Challonge account or username. They will receive an invitation from the Notifications page when logged in to and via email.

To recover a missed invitation, follow this guide.

Bulk Add

Already have a list of participant or team names? Use Bulk Add and input one name per line under the Participants text box.

Review Participants

Once all participants or teams are added, 3 options will also appear across their names:

Edit - Modify the name of any participant that will be shown in the bracket.

Substitute - Replace anyone using a different Display Name or another participant with a Challonge account.

Delete - Remove any participant from the bracket. This option is also used in reporting forfeits and dropped participants for ongoing tournaments.

Rearranging Bracket Seeding

Manually assign seed numbers to each team or participant by dragging and dropping their names. Seeding arrangements will be shown in the bracket.

Shuffle Seeds

Alternatively, you can also randomize seeds to promote transparency and fair play. Just click the Shuffle Seeds button.

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