Introducing the FFA League

Updated 1 month ago by Geoffroy "Vomact" Piot

You can create a ranking-based FFA League on Toornament, to have participants play in FFA matches and earn points towards a division ranking.
This stage can accommodate up to 128 participants in its free version, and up to 4,096 split into 4 divisions in the Starter plan and above.

A FFA League is created just like the Duel variant, providing a name, size and number of divisions. Two things will be VERY different though:

  1. Points attribution system
  2. Matching table

Points attribution system

You will need to define how are the points calculated in the FFA League, just like in the Duel one, but the calculators in place do differ, with the addition of a Ranking scale option, that will let you grant points to participants depending on their rank in their matches and/or games, for maximum flexibility.

It is also possible to have the scores be used as points directly, and as usual, any combination of them to come up with the calculations you need in your tournament!

Tiebreakers are also available, in a dedicated FFA version, to make sure the final rankings avoid ties.

Matching table

The FFA League currently only comes with a Manual matching method, meaning you will have to generate the matches that are to be played in it. To do so, create the stage, and then head to the 'Configure' page of the structure. Select one of your divisions, and enter the matches that will be played in this division.
To do this, you will have to fill in the Matching Table field, following these rules:

  • Each line represents a day, where you can add matches at will
  • Each match follows a [1,2,3,...] syntax, each number represents the participant’s seed in the division
  • You can enter the participant seeds in 'batches', using this syntax: [1-3,8-10]; this is the same as writin [1,2,3,8,9,10].

Example:

[1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10] [11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20]
[1-5,11-15] [6-10,16-20]
[1,2,3,4,5,16-20][6-15]

Note that the table will be rewritten by the system to its shortest version, so the match [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10] will be saved as [1-10].

Once the table is complete and saved, matches will be generated and available via the Matches menu for you to enter the scores/ranks, depending on the Match Format you have chosen for your tournament or stage.


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