Structures available on Toornament

Updated 1 month ago by Geoffroy "Vomact" Piot

As Toornament offers a vast array of competition structures, here’s a quick and useful guide on what each of them do best. Must read, if you need to pick the format that suits you best!
Each format is detailed, with the maximum number of participants available for this kind of stage, and the improved limit, for Toornament Partners.

Duel StagesDuel Stages

Single Elimination DUEL

The easiest and most used format, a bracket in which participants are eliminated after one loss.
Moderate length, with each round having half as many matches as the previous one. It may accommodate a wide range of participants, but leave no room for error as a single loss means elimination.

Free: 128
Starter+: 512

Pick Single Elimination if you want to rely on a quick, solid format known by everybody. Perfect fit for a first competition, or a quick one.
Examples: ROG Community Cup #1 (CS:GO) - Heroes of Ananas #10 (Overwatch)

Double Elimination DUEL

Another elimination bracket, but in this one a participant has to lose twice to get eliminated.
This format is more than twice longer than a Single Elimination one, even though it does not double the matches. It may also accommodate a wide range of participants.

Free: 128
Starter+: 512

Pick Double Elimination if you want to provide a more flexible experience to your participants, but are confident you understand and can explain the specific rules of the format.
Examples: Scorpia Brawl #2 (Clash Royale) - HGC Europe Open Division Playoffs (Heroes of the Storm)

Gauntlet DUEL

A specific kind of bracket in which a single match is played each round, with the winner of a match advancing to face a participant with a better seed that received a direct bye.

Free: 20
Starter+: 20

Pick Gauntlet if you want to put a strong emphasis on the results of a preliminary stage before the playoffs (the winners from a League or Group stage will have a huge advantage in this kind of bracket).
Examples: LCK Summer Playoffs 2018 (League of Legends)

Round Robin Groups DUEL

Small groups in which participants play against every other player from their group.
With a limited capacity (10 players per group), this stage is used to separate seeds, in a flexible setting as each group is an independent entity.

Free: 128
Starter+: 1 024

Pick Round Robin if you have participants from different skill levels, and wish to have several matches played simultaneously to rank them.
Examples: EuropaHalo No Team Needed (Halo) - Zilat Happy Games (CS:GO)

Bracket Groups DUEL

Groups in which participants play in small single or double elimination brackets. Allows for a much shorter group stage than with Round Robin, and with all matches being decisive.

Free: 128
Starter+: 4 096

Pick Bracket Groups if the average participant's skill is consistent, tailored for high-level tournaments.
Examples: Quokka 2v2 Retake Map (CS:GO) - GamingMonk Mumbai tournament (Clash Royale)

League DUEL

Large divisions in which participants play against every other player from their division. Works like Round Robin stages, except a League is generally the sole stage of a tournament.
May accommodate a wide range of participants, but number of matches and duration increase exponentially with participants.

Free: 128
Starter+: 128

Pick League if you want to create a continuous stream of matches for all your participants. It's a good fit for online competitions.
Examples: BFNations Season 1 NA (Battlefield 1) - IGL FUT Season 1 (FIFA18)

Swiss System DUEL

Stage in which participants will play against opponents closest to their skill level, based on their previous results.
It works well for large numbers of participants, as the number of matches will get limited by how many rounds you decide to play.

Free: 128
Starter+: 1 024

Pick Swiss System if you want to have a tournament open to all skill levels, or plan on having a lot of participants.
Examples: Student Gaming League 2017 (League of Legends) - UEG Hochschulmeisterschaft Season 2 (Hearthstone)

FFA Stages FFA Stages

Simple Stage FFA

Stage containing a single round of matches, created for the purpose of Free-for-all matches.
This stage is, as its name suggests, a simple series of matches, that you can use to organize Free-for-All .

Free: 128
Starter+: 4 096

Pick Simple if you want to organize a Free-for-all competition, for a Battle Royale or Racing game.
Examples: BornToCarry Squad Trophy (Fortnite) - Hunter Games (Darwin Project)

FFA Single Bracket FFA

This stage is a Single-Elimination Bracket, but composed of Free-for-All matches, where losing a match means being eliminated (but several players may "win" in each match).

Free: 128
Starter+: 1 024

Pick FFA Single Bracket if you want to organize a Free-for-all bracket, for a Battle Royale or Racing game, where players will have to win to advance.
Examples: ZrT Trackmania Cup 2018 (Trackmania² Stadium)

FFA Bracket Groups FFA

This stage is the FFA equivalence of the Bracket Groups Duel stage, where participants are distributed among groups, each one being a Single-Elimination FFA Bracket (see previous stage).

Free: 128
Starter+: 1 024

Pick FFA Bracket Groups if you need to accommodate a large number of participants in a FFA competition, and want to split them into groups before having them play a finals.
Examples: Twitch Rivals: Apex Challenge (Apex Legends)

Now that you know what structures are available on Toornament, if you wish to know more about them, head to the general Structure category!

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