Click the GAMES BUTTON in the upper left navigation or directly use the game jump menu in the left Navigation. Check the TOURNEYS category in the related Game page, above TOP 5 Players. Keep an eye on the tourneys name and the status of the tourney. Status should be : OPEN to join !
REMARK : At the beginning the status of a tourney is OPEN and changes, regarding to the amount of Players joined to CLOSED or RUNNING ! If not enough players joined, the tourney status is NOT STARTED. If a tourney status says CLOSED it is still possible that a players leaves the tourney, so joining the tourney can be possible at a later stage. If this is the case, the TOURNEY ADMIN can replace players or a player.ENDED tourneys have two possibe states : FINISHED and UNFINISHED. FINISHED means that the FINAL game was played and a winner was found. UNFINISHED means none FINAL game was played yet but can be played whenever wanted.
Nearly same than above (how to join a tourney), but you have to goto the PLAYERPANEL (2nd Level) and press the END BUTTON. After pressing the Button, the TOURNEY ADMIN will receive an email containing your retreat message. After that, the ADMIN will delete you from the TOURNEY PLAYERS List. If problems occur you can contact tourney ADMIN via email or use the support / forum.
ALL tourneys and leagues are listet at the TOURNEY LIST and under the TOURNEYS category in the middle above TOP 5 PLAYERS. At the TOURNEY OVERVIEW Site you mostly find the main part of infos you need, but you should also check related forums and news post !On the 1st level of the TOURNEY DETAILS you find :
- Tourney Settings with JOIN BUTTON
- REPORT LOSS / REPORT WINBUTTON
- ADMIN NOTES / COMMENT BUTTON
On the 2nd level of the TOURNEY DETAILS you find :
- the PLAYERPANEL with REPORT WIN, REPORT LOSS, CONTACT OPPONENT,
END TOURNEY BUTTON, CONTACT TOURNEY ADMIN, JOIN BUTTON
- an OVERVIEW about all TOURNEY Players.
On the 3rd level of the TOURNEY DETAILS you find :
- the TOURNEY START DATE
- TOURNEY END DATE
- ACTUAL ROUND
- GAMES OVERVIEW
- FINAL GAME + WINNER STATISTICS
- WINNING MEDAL
As TOURNEY PLAYER you must check the actual news for your tourney to stay up-to-date about what is going and and how the tourney is going. But even if you forget to check, you will get emails telling you that the tourney started and information against you will play.
Its the PLAYERS duty to contact the actual opponent, which can be done directly by using instant messengers like BIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo.. Or you can use the email Funktion "FIGHT YOUR OPPONENT" which is found at the TOURNEY OVERVIEW site.
After the Game was started and played, ALWAYS the Winner reports. During a Tourney it is also possible to report a LOSS, but that counts for Tourneys only ! Not for Ladder ! The Player than should check when the next round starts and which Opponent he has to play. If not, an email will be send out to inform him.
CONTACT the ADMIN ! Very important so that you show that you were willing to play the game. If so, the ADMIN can than later mark you as Winner of the round, as your opponent didnt make any efford to arrange the game with you. ADMIN have the right to check the situation and may delete both players ! Is it impossible to play (because of firewall settings for example) than the RANDOM GENERATOR finds a Winner who proceeds to the next round.
If a regular game is impossible (because of firewall settings for example) than the RANDOM GENERATOR finds a winner who proceeds to the next round. Maybe report this to the ADMIN as this player might use it as tactic to make you wait.When you have a suspicion, then notify this the admins or staff-member.
Example: he said, he can only night on monday, but he played all time.
Well, ADD a COMMENT about (tourney overview , Level 1), so that the other tourney players also see what you posted. Please complain before the tourney starts !
Complaining afterwards is unfair and wont have any effect on the game results !
The easiest modus is SINGLE ELIMINATION = Losers are eliminated. Best for fast and action loaded Tourneys. WHERE to recruit Tourney Players : GAMING LOBBIES, GAMESPY.
More advanced modus is DOUBLE ELIMINATION. Recommended by us because the tourney lasts longer and players can lose without beeing eliminated directly ! As the FINAL is only played once, its not a real double elimination tourney. Means, that after you lost two times you are eliminated. This tourney modus is recommended for experienced players.
An alternative system is the LEAGUE MODUS in which each players plays against and possible for a fast tourney as well as long-term leagues. Can be an alternative to single-elimination tourneys but the LEAGUE MODUS should be only used for well organized and long-term Leagues.
It is possible to choose a kind of champions league, where you first have a group phase and then the league goes into a dramatic phase where all the group leaders and second position players battle it out, finally after player after player have been eliminated, the winner is the one without a loss. The group phase is possible with three or four players.
Inactive community : 4-5 players (permanent playing) -> LEAGUE MODUS
Small community : up to 20 players -> 8 player single elimination or double elimination
Average community : up to 100 players -> 16 player single elimination or double elimination
Huge community : up to 1000 players -> 32 player single elimination or double elimination
LEAGUE MODUS fits nearly every time as he is independent of the amount of Players available. But a League of 32 Players is very hard to organize and you should add additional rules for the amount of players.
The groupmode can be turned on(or simply: used), starting from 6 active players (2 times 3 players). Hence can this mode come into being already in small communities and the contest will not be as drawn out as in league mode (every plays against every)
Best would be if you are an active part of a big online gaming community. Try to use the offered gaming lobbies to find tourney players. Regarding the amount of players online every day you can see how active the community is.
If our community (www.the-battlefield.com) isnt known by the players you maybe should spread the word. Players who want to join your tourney need to sign up first ! Very important are good chats with other players, especially CLANS as they bring a big amount of Players with them.
Clearly yes, but the join-procedure is important! So you know, that the players has :
a) an email-adress
b) a ladder account
You shall use forum threads for advertisement. With this method, check if players has interest in such tourney.
Only in forum without tourney tool maybe you will lost the overview.....so its easier to handle it!
Exception: League, because organisation is more important
Better set the START of the Tourney a bit earlier than wanted so that you have enough time to recruit tourney players, which can be a long process ! If you want to have a fast tourney you should recruit players in the lobbies !
NOTE : only be possible in communities with at least 50 players permanently.
Set the end of the tourney that way that all games can be ended easily with some days free between ! We recomment 2 WEEKS a round each : 4 rounds = 8 weeks + 2 additional weeks = 10 in total. Be sure that the game dates are right ! When unsure, use the manuel round timer
Refers how to you want to organize the tourney (lobby or not). If you recruit in the lobby the tourney should happen at the same time to be sucessfull. If not you should give the players enough time to contact each other and make appointments. We recommend at least 1 week, 2 are better.i
If its an PBEM Tourney it should be 6 Month or more!
Select your TOURNEY at the TOURNEY LIST.
Chose level 4 ADMIN PANEL. You can now :
- START Tourney
- START next Round
- REPORT GAME
- DELETE Player
- ADD Player
- CONTACT all Players (including attachement)
- DELETE TEAM
- ADD TEAM
- Reset Games
- Report default win (no report)
EDIT YOUR TOURNEY :
Go through ADMIN PANEL on EDIT YOUR TOURNEY !
EDIT game settings, round dates, DESCRIPTION, TOURNEYSTART, TOURNEYEND, MAPS.
Go to the GAME OVERVIEW Site (click GAMES BUTTON in the left navigation or direct game-jump button in the left navigation). Than click CREATE TOURNEY in the left game navigation. Now FILL OUT the tourney creation form.
YOU NEED A SUSTITUTION otherwise the tourney will be unsucessfull.
But you shouldnt create a Tourney if you are sure that you are going onto a holiday !
When a new tourney admin is needed, use our support!