This article will walk you through how to set up pools and brackets for your tournament.
Step #1 - Scheduling and Scoring - Pools and Brackets
On your Event Owner Dashboard, select Scheduling and Scoring from the navigation menu. This will reveal a sub-navigation menu from which to select Pools & Brackets.
Step #2 - Building Your Bracket
Click on the division you would like to create a bracket for. This will reveal the Create Bracket button.
Next, specify the Format of your bracket. Choose from round robin, single elimination, double elimination, or consolation. Give your bracket a Name and define the Game Length and Rest Time. Click Create to complete your bracket.
Step #2 - Managing Pools
Once you have createdyour bracket you are able to create pools. Click on the Teams input to select which teams you want to include. Select the Pools input to choose the number of pools you would like your teams grouped into. You can add Placeholder teams if you are waiting on additional teams to register. Next, determine which pool to place teams in and rank each pool's team by dragging and reordering. Click Save to build out a draft of your game schedule.
Step #3 - Managing Games
Next, pre-generated matchups are populated, depending on the bracket format and the number of Guaranteed Pool Play Games. Select from the Pool dropdown menu to view the games from another pool. Hover over a matchup and click on the swap icon change the home team. You can also change teams in a matchup, delete matchups and create new matchups.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a summary of each pool, including each team's total number of games and home games. Once you're satisfied with your pool play matchups, select Create Games to finalize and move on to scheduling your games.
Step #4 - Finalize and Schedule Your Bracket
If you already have your venue and venue availability configured, you can now schedule each matchup by selecting a game to open up the matchup configuration modal.
From here, you can select the Options tab, toggle Specify Time and Location and set your venue's location, date and start time.
As each tournament can vary greatly the process of scheduling can be highly detailed. If you run into trouble with scheduling, reach out to your account manager for clarification and further assistance.
Step #5 - Update Your Bracket Status
To keep track of the status of your brackets, you can update your bracket from draft mode to active. Simply scroll to the top of the page and toggle the badge that says draft on the far right.