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Support multi-player games

I'd like to be able to use Challonge for three-player games (with different options i.e., one winner per game or points distributed based on finishing order, etc.)

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You can now select “Free For All” for tournament type to run matches with 3-16 players. You can advance any number of players per match, and they’ll get paired in the next round. Once a round is reduced to 1 match, that becomes the final round.

Please give it a shot and contact us at helpdesk@challonge.com with feedback. We’ll add additional flexibility to the feature in the future, but it’s already powerful and opens up some exciting possibilities!


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  • Ping Zero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would like to use this for Mario Kart, but using 4 players, top 2 go on, bottom two have second chance. Like double elimination, but with four players. I have done it with a excel spreadsheet, can't wait for this to be implemented :)

  • TheVoid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am planning on hosting a tournament for a custom game in StarCraft 2 called Marine Arena. It is a 2v2v2v2 team game, so this feature would be very much welcomed, I really need something which is easy to use like challonge, and easy to access as participants, so challonge is ideal, it just doesn't have this feature yet :S .

  • Saxtus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you! This will be something unique to Challonge as far as I know (except if someone else beats you first)!

    Is it going to support scored games (i.e. where the winner can be decided from total points won per round than per rounds won)?

  • Rob McConkey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you thank you so much. We have a racing game in which 4 teams race at the same time with 1 winner. This would be EXTREMELY helpful when this get implemented.

  • Alex Kryvoshei commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the most anticipated feature I would like to see on the Challonge! Currently there is no way to handle multi-player tourneys in games like Need For Speed when 4-8 players race in every round.

    I have created a mockup of how it could look - https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21390494/multi-play.jpg

    What settings I would like to have for such tourneys:
    - set # of rounds
    - name each round (it should be displayed as 'Round 1 - %custom_name%')
    - highlight 1-3 places in every round (not displayed on the mockup, but it could be similar to current distinction of the 1st place)

    Thank You!

  • Rob McConkey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! Please please implement this. Right now you have 2 teams compete in a match that produces 1 winner. But the game we play is a racing game that actually has 4 teams that compete at once which then produces 1 winner. Is there a way to increase the numbers of teams per match from 2 to 4?

    Thank you very much, and this is a great site

  • Eric Portney commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is ESSENTIAL if we are ever to use Challonge to control brackets and pairings for board game tournaments. I help plan/organize tabletop tournaments for several large conventions (PAX, Emerald City Comicon, etc.) and have been desperately looking for a tourney admin/bracket system that can handle 1v1v1v1v1 in Round 1, and then gracefully drop to 1v1v1v1 in Round 2 if needed.

  • Christian Auby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is high on my request list as well. Would be very useful for game tournaments that allow more than two players, such as Smash Bros and Mario Kart.

  • chad franklin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this would allow challonge to be used for pinewood derbys (for scouts and other organizations)

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