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Introducing Social Image Sharing
Share your match results easily on Facebook and Twitter using Social Image Sharing. When creating a new tournament, scroll down to Experimental Features and check the box to enable Social Image Sharing. Next, start
What does "Split Participants" mean in a double elimination bracket?
Split Participants allows organizers to host single stage (and two stage tournaments) with participants starting in the losers bracket (aka "lower bracket"). Single Stage Double Elimination Tournament With Split Participants
How to Create and Assign Stations
How to Create and Assign Stations A station can be any location that a game or match will be taking place during an event or tournament. Stations can be anything; courts, rinks, diamonds, tables, consoles, PCs, chessboards, dart boards, corn hole boards, swim lanes, you name it. Challonge has convenient and easy-to-create stations and assigning matches to them is just as convenient and easy.
Rank and Tie Break Statistics
Rank and Tie Break Statistics Match Wins Rank by number of wins. If ties are possible in your game, they'll be factored in as well. Game/Set Wins Game/set refers to the sets of scores that are reported for a match. For example, in the image below, the score sets are 6-1, 6-3, 4-6, so "Player 1" has 2 set wins, and "Player 2" has 1 set win. Points Scored The total number of p
Hosting Paid Tournaments
Hosting Paid Tournaments Start accepting fees for registration, the venue, the prize pool, or other types of revenue upon tournament registration through Challonge's paid tournaments feature.
Discord Bot Integration - Setting up
How to add the Challonge Discord Bot Once you have opted in for the closed beta you should be greeted by this on your Community Integrations Settings. Clicking connect will redirect you to Discord Auth page, where you h
Team Registration If you're hosting a team sport or esport tournament, Challonge can help participants register as teams. _Note: If you want your tournament to be publicly discovered by potential participants, you'll also want to host a sign up page and make it publicly visible. If you plan to send direct invitations to register and participate, you would still hos
Using Stripe When creating an event or tournament that requires an entry fee, the use of Stripe is necessary to collect payment.
Granting Admin Access for your Tournament
Granting Admin Access for your Tournament When hosting a tournament, sometimes check-in, management, score reporting, and managing participants becomes too much for one person to handle. Luckily, Challonge has an easy feature to grant other Challonge users the ability to help manage a tournament.
Resetting a Tournament
Resetting a Tournament Sometimes as a tournament organizer, it is necessary to reset your tournament to make a variety of changes. Whether you need to add a last minute participant, add a match of third place, or for a variety of other reasons, resetting your tournament is necessary to make large-scale changes.
How to Delete a Tournament
How to Delete a Tournament A tournament can be deleted from its Settings page. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99ea6ef0934f9800/delete-tournament-crop-arrow_1yzgnpn.p
Learn About Challonge Competition Formats
Find out the best format for your competition. We currently have five (5) Single Stage tournament formats, three (3) Two Stage tournament formats, and three (3) Racing formats readily available on Challonge to help manage your next competition. Single Stage Tournament Formats Single Elimination is one of the simplest and most popular tournament formats. It’s a knockout tournament wherein winners from each match advance to the next round and losers are automatically eliminated.
Printing your Bracket
Printing your Bracket To print the bracket for a Challonge tournament, follow the printer icon link to the right of its bracket.
What is the Ideal Banner Size for my Community?
What is the ideal banner size for my Challonge Community? The ideal banner size for your Challonge Community is 1920px x 820px, and depending on the screen size and resolution certain parts become visible. To help you create the perfect banner for your Challonge Community here are three templates to download. Available Templates: [Adobe Illustrator (.ai)](https://drive.google.c
How To Add Custom Registration Fields
Custom Registration Fields Custom Registration Fields allows tournament organizers to gather more detailed information about participants (individuals or teams) at the time of registration. It can also be used to present registering participants with any type of necessary waiver, agreement, media release, and/or acknowledgment of rules and reasons for disqualification. We're excited to see all the creative uses for custom fields.
Introducing Challonge Time Trial
Simulation racing, speed running, and any other timed events are now all possible on Challonge. In order to create your Time Trial log into challonge.com and selec
Running a Prediction Contest
Running a Prediction Contest The Challonge prediction system can be used to run March Madness style prediction contests for single elimination and double elimination tournaments.
How to add Custom Form Fields To Prediction Contests
Gather more information about your Prediction holders. Custom Fields empowers tournament organizers to gather more detailed information about participants (individuals or teams) at the time of registration. Using a similar process for Custom Registration Fields, tournament organizers now have the option of enabling Custom Fields for submitting predictions.
Enabling Region Locking
Host regional competitions and allow specific countries for your registration. Region Locking helps tournament organizers control the participant registration from specific countries they only wish to invite. Organizations and pro leagues handling international competitions can take advantage of this feature. This is also recommended for locally hosted tournaments that aims to reduce lag, delay, and high latency issues for online matches. Click Settings from the bracket and scroll down t
Requiring Verified Email Address
Enjoy Challonge's features by verifying your email address. As a tournament organizer hosting a tournament with open registration and/or a sign-up page, we strongly encourage that you require participants to verify their email address first. This is a prerequisite to ensure that your participants get email notifications about their upcoming matches, the tournament results, and community announcements. A verified email address is also required before allowing participants to [upload match at
Discord Bot Integration - Tournament Notifications
Discord Tournament Notifications There are 5 settings currently available for Tournament Notifications. Enable Notifications at Tournament Start This means when you start a tournament it will send a message telling your Discord members that the tournament has started on the specified channel. !(https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/7742410/67394882-8898cd80-f5d7-1
How to host a Free For All Tournament on Challonge
Free For All is the perfect format for running Battle Royale and Racing tournaments. Next step is to check the Settings tab from your tournament. You can provide all the basic information such as Tournament name, Description, Game, Registration and Start Time. Choose Free For All as the Format and input the number o
How Timezones Work for Start Times
How Timezones Work for Start Times Each user account on Challonge has a time zone set for the account. This time zone can be changed from the user settings page: When a tournament organizer sets a start time for a tournament, the time zone of the organizer will be used, unless specified otherwise by utilizing the start time options
How to Set Times for Matches
How to Set Times for Matches Keeping on schedule at an event or tournament can be a hassle. Challonge has a system for assigning times to stations that you have created. (See Station Creation article here)
Embedding Brackets into your Website
Embedding Brackets into your Website Embed codes can be found for any bracket on the upper menu to the right of each bracket. This HTML code snippet will allow you to easily embed a bracket on your website. Simply copy the embed code and paste it into your website's HTML to embed the bracket. V
Discord Bot Integration - Announcement Notification
Discord Announcements Notifications There is currently 1 setting available for Announcements Notifications. Enable notification when an announcement is created When an announcement on your community is made the bot will automatically send a message containing this announcement to the specified channel. !(https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/7742410/67475615-1bde0b8
Editing Round Labels in your Tournament
Editing Round Labels in your Tournament When you create a tournament, sometimes you would like to customize it to fit the venue, or the brand that you represent. Or, sometimes you just like to have unique identifiers or theming. A very easy way to do this is to edit the labels on your rounds to say whatever you would like. In addition to custom round labels, you are also able to set the amount of games per match for each round of the tournament.
How to Move Any Tournament into your New Community
How to Move Any Tournament into your Community Grouping your tournaments for your loyal followers has never been so easy. Putting all of your tournaments into one place, your community, is a simple solution to have a central location for your followers to find any tournament you will be running, or ever have ran!
Discord Bot Integration - Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting The settings is disabled Check if the settings for the notification that you want is enabled. The Bot is not in the Guild You can use the Change Guild option to reinvite the Bot to the guild. The Bot is in the Guild The Bot might not have access to the channel that you specified on the Integrations Panel. A good way to find out if the bot can send to that channel is to check the user
Discord Bot Integration - Match Notifications
Discord Match Notifications There are 2 settings currently available for Match Notifications. Enable notifications at match start When you start a match it will send a Discord DM to the participant. This requires the participant to authenticate his Challonge account to Discord.
Discord Bot Integration - User Authentication
Discord User Authentication To connect your account to discord you need to go to your account settings' Authentication page. At that page you should see a Connect with my Discord Account Button That will redirect y
Discord Bot Integration - Participants Notifications
Discord Participants Notifications There is currently 1 setting available for Participant Notifications. Enable Pinging for Participants This will enable a UI element on the Match Details modal that will allow you to ping the user, the message is currently premade and there is a limit of 5 seconds before you can send the ping again. The ping button will only show up if t
Discord Bot Integration - Events Notifications
Discord Events Notifications There are currently 2 settings available for Event Notifications. image Enable notifications when an event is published Publishing an Event will have the bot send a message containing the url and details of the event to the specified channel. ![image](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/7742410/67482018-96ad2380-f695-11e9-90e3-fc515ae
Team Tournament Creation
Team Tournament Creation Some games, sports, or activities are team based. With this being said, Challonge offers team based tournaments and events to facilitate this fact. When creating a new tournament, check the box labelled "Require participants to register as a team".
How to submit game artwork for related tournaments?
Learn how to submit game artwork for related tournaments. There are two ways to create artwork for your game to be displayed on Challonge. We've provided templates available for download so feel free to try it. Please keep in mind that adding custom game artwork into Challonge is currently only available to the game's creator, developer, or publisher. This template uses a horizontal cropping. It is ideal for game art that uses a detailed background or places their logo on the
Renaming your Tournament
Renaming your Tournament Sometimes when we make a tournament, we want to change its name for a number of reasons. Maybe there was a typo, or a change in sponsorship, or you want to archive it years later. Regardless of your reasoning, Challonge has made it simple to change the name of your existing tournaments!
How to apply Free Pro Community License
Upgrading to Challonge Premier comes with a lot of exclusive features and earning one free Pro Community License is one of them. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpd
How to use the Logitech Digital Billboard
Share your match results clearly on TV or larger screens using Logitech Digital Billboard. The **View Digital Billboard **button will be available for tournament organizers and admins. Adding /billboard at the end of a tournament's URL can be used as an alternative. This feature works be
Introducing 100 Participant Free For All Format
100 Participant Per Match FFA Layout for Premier users Challonge Premier users now have the option of adding 100 participants (individual or team) to a single free for all tournament match. This favors a better structure of a genuine Free For All skirmish. For reference, the free-to-use Challonge FFA format allows up to 16 participants per match. In creating a new tournament, select Single Stage Tournament as the tournament type, and Free For All format. Add up to 100 participants per
How to Host a Leaderboard Tournament on Challonge
Highlight Overall Rankings Just like in any sporting events, video game tournaments, and other types of competitions, the Leaderboard is a new tournament format on Challonge that displays all participants, scores, and overall rankings. This format is suited to highlight the performance of your participants in all kinds of events and competitions. Click the Create A Tournament button, then select Tournament. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99ea6ef0934f9800/
Why is my tournament flagged as toxic?
Preventing unlawful and inappropriate content when using Challonge Our goal is to provide and sustain a safe, welcoming competitive environment for all. The Toxicity Checker we have implemented works by blocking content that is found to be harmful, or that may have violated our Terms of Service. In order to prevent this warning message from coming bac
How To Use Tournament Check-in
Tournament Check-in As a tournament organizer, you may require participants to check-in minutes, hours, or even days before the actual start of the competition. It also helps you know who is actually taking part and you'll be able to plan ahead for any substitution. Similar to managing check-ins for Events, this can also be done on a single page with all the registered participants. After providing the
Sending Private Messages in a tournament
Sending Private Messages in a tournament Communication is one of the key factors for having a successful tournament or event. As a tournament organizer, sending of private messages within a tournament is a huge advantage especially for releasing announcements, reminders for upcoming matches, sudden change of rules and many more.
How to Start a Voting Contest
Bracket Voting Decide the best choice for your group with the Voting feature. Allow anyone with a Challonge account to cast their vote on who or what will advance to the next rounds and ultimately, be crowned as the grand winner. After providing basic information for your tournament, start the bracket by adding participants as choices for the voting contest. This can be done from the Participants tab. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99ea6ef0934f9800/0jpg_
How to Hide the Bracket Preview
Finalize the bracket first. Tournament registration is now open, participants are coming in and the bracket is already filling up. The first thing they see is a preview of the bracket which is not yet definite and is still subject to change. As a tournament organizer, you still have a job to do: reordering the grouping/seeding according to rank, or even shuffle for transparency once everyone has already signed up. In some cases, participants are skeptical with the pairings or even assume t
Multi-lingual Tournament and Event Descriptions
Expand your audience reach. Adding different languages in a Tournament or Event Description helps tournament organizers enhance or modify the experience of their participants. This feature can be used to personalize a message or provide specific instructions for participants residing in different countries. Take advantage of this opportunity and reach out to a larger audience by providing multiple language options.
Reopen tournaments and secure your progress Errors occasionally occur in tournament management, particularly in score reporting and match advancements. These can be spotted even after the tournament has already ended. Participants may also request to double-check and rectify their ranking if the standings are not accurate. Use this feature to reopen already finished tournaments, review past matches, and make the necessary adjustments without starting from scratch. Visit a tournament th
How to Create a Private Tournament
Control your audience. Tournaments are always welcome to be shared and discussed, particularly for huge sporting or gaming events. At the same time, we understand that this is not always the case. Regardless of the size of the competition, tournament organizers also host private tournaments amongst their peers. Tournaments being held in the office, schools, or even at home can be made private with this process. During the tournament creation, scroll down to Advanced Options > Permiss