Tournaments are fun!
Yes they are, but they are now rather chaotic and forum based. We should implement them more in the website, so users will be able to follow up on their tournaments more easily, join them more easily and tournament creators should be able to create them more easily.
This topic is mostly about brainstorming how we could improve tournaments on this website.
My current idea's:
- Make a special tournament tab on the left side with a dropdown menu. Here there are some options like Create a tournament, Join a tournament, Active tournaments, Completed tournaments.
- Make it possible for members to join a tournament just by clicking on a "join" button. People who joined can be placed on a list of players currently in the tournament. If they want to leave anyway, they have the option until the tournament organiser starts the tournament. When the tournament is full, the tournament organiser can use the option to accept X-amount of reserves. If not, you cannot join the tournament anymore and the tournament will automatically be removed from the list.
- Active tournaments: This can include a lists of tournaments you are currently participating in. For each tournament you can see the active games, and winners of those games. You can also see the round you are in. Of course, you have a link to the forum topic where the tournament can be discussed.
- Completed tournaments: You can see the winner and your own rank (or round you were eliminated)
- Create a tournament: Lots of options to create tournaments for the organizer to make his own tournament. He could be using a standard setup (like a bracket tournament. With each round a map chosen by the organizer.) or a modified setup where he can invite players to specific games and make a tournament structure the way he likes it. (just like it is now actually)
- If you created a tournament, you should get a manage tournament tab, where you have the option to... manage your tournament the way you like it!
How this will benefit the site and/or other comments:
- More peeps will join tournaments
- Easier for organisers to create tournaments
- Just a mayor improvement in this section!
How I see it: