Tournament Structures Guide

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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. 

 

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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