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Ladder Tournament Type

Add another tournament type. Ladder Tournaments are a seeded bracket in which seed 1 plays 2, 3 plays 4, and so on. The winner moves up a position and the loser moves down. It is run for X amount of rounds and places are determined by which position each player finishes after all round have been completed.

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  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is exactly what I am looking for, but I want an open ended version with no end date. It is for an office environment where people challenge the person above and compete to move up.

    The "end date / number of rounds" can be optional

  • TheApoc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    just got an email from David, this isnt going to happen any time soon. from what ive seen in previous updates it will be years..

    O well back to looking

  • Ping Zero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Real keen for this, as we run tournaments that we run from LAN to LANs would be great to have ladder, so we new comers have to start at the bottom and work there way to the top. We just use excel at the moment, would be good to have all our tournaments on challonge :)
    Is this something Challonge would be interested in doing ?

  • Brandon Casey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like a variation on this where matches and games could be at player discretion but overall ranking is ladder format. In my games (tabletop miniatures) we have tournaments where players can challenge others at any time. So one player might only play 3 games during the tournament where another might play 15. But you get awarded 2 points for playing a game and an extra point (total of 3) if you win. The idea is to get people to play more games. Either way the winner is based on points total, not wins. So someone who plays 15 games and looses them all could in theory win if all other players only play a few games.

    So the ability to have a sort of open ladder style where there is no seed and having the ability to track ladder position based on point total (not wins) would be important to me.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea. This type of challenge, to me, is not exactly a tournament. It is just an ongoing event, designed to get people playing the game (in my case, table tennis). I would envision just seeding the thing, and allowing it to run for a month, then starting over with a new random seeding.

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