Setting up tournament join settings

TOURNAMENT JOIN SETTINGS

To edit the requirements for players and teams joining your tournament, staff members with tournament Admin permissions can navigate to the “Settings” tab on the tournament menu. They can then select the “Join” section.

REQUIRE INVITATION TO PLAY / INVITE-ONLY TOURNAMENTS

Enable this setting to only allow players that you invited to join the tournament with their chosen team.

INVITING PLAYERS

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To invite players, navigate to the “Admin” tab and select the sub-menu tab “Invites” and invite players from your friend list.

Once invited, the player will see a notification at the top of their tournament schedule.

SKILL LEVEL LIMITATIONS

Creating a tournament with skill level limitations is a great way to create fairer competitions and benefit from our Elo rating system.

Offering multiple tournaments for different skill levels and with different prize pools will help you engage lower-skill-level tournament players who would be put off by dramatically higher-skilled players.

COUNTRY AND REGION LIMITS

COUNTRIES ALLOWED

By adding all relevant countries you can limit joining from unlisted countries. The checks performed to join a tournament can be done on two different levels:

Geographic location - The latest IP address of the user is used to join the tournament. Players signing up for their team may not be able to join your tournament if one of them last logged in from a PC that is located in an unlisted country.

Player profile - The country flag on a player user profile is used. This is based on the user’s address set on the user profile settings.

COUNTRY EXCEPTIONS PER TEAM

To encourage play, you may allow teams some flexibility with their roster. You can allow some exceptions for joining from the countries list. Intuitively, the more countries that can sign up, the more players can enter your event and reduce the number of teams that drop out.

TOURNAMENT TICKETS and ORGANISER SUBSCRIPTION

Players can purchase a ticket to join your tournament. 

Alternatively, players can use their subscription to your organiser page to join your tournament.

These settings are limited to partner organizers and you can contact FACEIT Partnerships to get access.

SUBSTITUTES

You can use the “team” subsection to allow teams to list additional players up until sign-ups close.

You need to set a limit of swaps each team can make over the course of the tournament. Setting a high number gives teams more freedom over their roster.

HOW DO TEAMS ACTIVATE THEIR SUBSTITUTES?

The main roster stays the same throughout the tournament. At the match start, teams have 3 minutes to update their roster for that match. If no action is taken, their original roster is used.

ADMIN ACTION TO ADD OR REMOVE SUBSTITUTES AFTER THE START

If substitutes are enabled, tournament admins can still add or remove substitutes after the tournament has started.

You can also change the default roster from the “Participants” menu tab by clicking on the setting next to the team you are looking to manage.

You can only add new players who are currently part of the FACEIT team.

Read more about tournament subs here

COACHES

You can allow teams to list their coach. However, the coach does not act as a substitute so cannot swap for a player on the roster during the match. Find out more about managing teams here.

CAN TEAMS CHANGE THEIR CAPTAIN?

Yes. Teams can change their captain for matches that haven't started. Already completed matches won’t be retroactively updated. 

A CAPTAIN DIDN’T ARRIVE, CAN I CHANGE THE TEAM’S CAPTAIN?

Only if the team has a substitute player. You can change their team captain from the action menu for that specific team. All current and future matches will have the new captain selected.

CAN I ADD/REMOVE PLAYERS/SUBSTITUTES/COACH OR CAPTAIN?

Yes. If you allow changes on request, ensure to specify the conditions in your tournament rules for fairness.

  1. If you are adding a new player/substitute/coach, ensure the user is part of the FACEIT team page that the captain used when signing up for the tournament and that they accepted the team invite.
  2. You must be at least “tournament Senior Admin” or higher
  3. Head to the participant's tab
  4. Open the action menu and click “Manage team”
  5. Make your changes and confirm your action.
  6. Let the team (captain) know about the change.

Your team changes will affect any matches that haven’t started or finished.

CAN I REMOVE TEAMS FROM A TOURNAMENT BEFORE IT STARTS?

Yes. You can “kick” to remove a team or “kick and ban” to permanently remove those players from the event. 

I HAVE ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATION CRITERIA. HOW DO I CHECK FOR THESE?

You can set additional requirements with “join screening”.

CAN I ELIMINATE TEAMS?

Swiss system and Round-robin format:
Yes. The team will be listed as eliminated on the team's page. All matches already scheduled will be set to be lost.

Single bracket format:

On the next match, use the admin match actions to set the result to a loss.

For Free For All tournaments:

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Preventing teams from getting matched is currently not possible. Adjust a team’s leaderboard points to remove their ranking at the end of the competition before prizes are paid out. 

HOW DO I ELIMINATE A TEAM?

As Senior Admin or above, head to the “Participants” tab and eliminate them from the tournament.

  1. You must be at least tournament Senior Admin or higher to do this
  2. Ensure that the entire team is aware before proceeding.
  3. Head to the “Participants” tab
  4. Open the action menu and click “Manage team”
  5. Click on “eliminate” and confirm the confirmation window

CAN I UNDO ELIMINATIONS?

Not always.

For the Swiss system format:
You can undo team eliminations until the next round of matches has been generated without the team.

For Round-robin format:
You can undo team eliminations at any time. Matches that were set to be lost will not be rescheduled. You will need to manually notify the teams and reschedule these matches. The leaderboard will update gradually once the new match results are in.

CAN TEAMS FORFEIT?

Yes. They will have to contact a tournament admin, who will set them as eliminated.

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