Tournament Structures & Tiebreakers

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Generation Esports Administration
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This article explains the ins and outs of various competitive structures currently able to be run on the Generation Esports platform, along with tiebreaker logic used to determine leaderboard standing. 

 

Modified Swiss

  • Pre-scheduled matches, typically created each week. 
  • Matches up players/teams by similar skill, using MMR (Matchmaking Rating). 
  • Matches can be found on the Generation Esports dashboard under the following: 
    • Today's Play Times
    • Future Play Times
    • Match History (completed matches)

Queue System

  • Players/Teams enter into a matchmaking pool within a designated window of time. 
  • The matchmaking window is typically 5 minutes. 
  • Matchmaking factors in relative skill (MMR) of the existing matchmaking pool players/teams have entered. 
  • Matchups are created in real-time at the end of a 5-minute matchmaking window. 
  • Read more about the queue system HERE
  • Matchmaking windows can be found on the Generation Esports dashboard under the following: 
    • Today's Play Times
    • Future Play Times

Round Robin

  • Registered players/teams are put into group(s). 
  • Matches are pre-scheduled. Competitors will have their entire season scheduled in advance. 
  • Competitors will play each person in their group once at a minimum. 
    • Could play more if deemed necessary (i.e.) tiebreakers, double/triple round robin. 
  • Matches can be found on the Generation Esports dashboard under the following: 
    • Today's Play Times
    • Future Play Times
    • Match History (completed matches)

Single Elimination

  • Generally used for playoffs/post-season stages. 
  • Competitors are put into a bracket with predetermined round times. 
  • Lose once, and that player/team will be eliminated. 
  • Upcoming rounds and respective matchups can be viewed on the game's tournament page under the playoff bracket or "Matches" tab. 

Double Elimination

  • Generally used for playoffs/post-season stages. 
  • Competitors are put into a bracket with predetermined round times. 
  • Lose once, and that player/team will be put into a "lower bracket". 
    • Losing in the lower bracket results in elimination from the tournament. 
  • Upcoming rounds for upper/lower brackets and respective matchups can be viewed on the game's tournament page under the playoff bracket or "Matches" tab. 
  • Grand Finals (the last match) will be between the Upper Bracket and Lower Bracket finalists. 

What is a bracket reset?

  • In the grand finals of a double-elimination tournament, one of the two teams competing has not yet lost a match. A “bracket reset” is an optional format chosen by some organizers. This occurs when the result of the grand finals match is a loss for the previously-undefeated team, and another series is played (since in this specific case, teams are not eliminated until they have lost twice). 

Example of a double-elimination bracket: 

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Tiebreaker Logic

  • The tiebreaker system is run as a tiered protocol whenever a head-to-head match result is submitted. The tiers are as follows:  
    1. Wins. (Forfeit wins and bye wins are scored as a full series undefeated win)
    2. Head-to-head record. (If the two tied teams have played each other, their match record against each other is compared)
    3. Overall game win percentage. (e.g. winning a match 3-0 is better than 3-2)
    4. Higher opponents’ game win percentage. (e.g. it is better to beat an opponent who  consistently won 3-0 than 3-2)
    5. Fewer forfeit losses.
    6. Fewer bye wins.
    7. The team which had a higher number of wins before their first loss.
    8. If the first loss is received after the same number of wins, then the team which lost to the stronger opponent (as defined by game win percentage) will be ranked higher.

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