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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.
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
Using Stripe When creating an event or tournament that requires an entry fee, the use of Stripe is necessary to collect payment.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
How to add Custom Form Fields To Prediction Contests
Gather more information from those participating in your Challonge prediction contests with custom form fields Custom Fields are how Challonge enables 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
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 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
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.
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
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
How to Edit your Community URL
How to Edit your Community URL When signing up for a community, there are two options, Pro Membership and Free Membership. With a Pro Membership, you receive a dedicated sub-domain name (e.g. example.challonge.com). With a Free Membership, there are still options to customize your community URL (e.g. challonge.com/communities/example). !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99ea6ef0
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 Add Social Media to your Community
How to Add Social Media to your Community Adding social media to your community is a great way to connect all of your followers with your social media platforms. Communities has a built in feature to add your social media so it appears in an easy to access place on your community dashboard. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/99ea6ef0934f9800/community-start-crop-clean-arr_mshav4.
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/
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
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