I thought since this website already offers such a great bracket generator why not incorporate a simple league system? Like a soccer league of even a simplified one such as League of Legends LCS format where there is a bunch of teams (or participants) with their wins, ties and defeats. Since the bracket properties are very similar to the league tables the transition should be simple and very handy to use.
I spent three votes on this as I wanted to submit this idea myself. I run a table-top X-Wing league. We love using Challonge to host the league but there are limitation using tournaments. Ideally we should be able create "pods" similar to the swiss pods used for 2-stage tournaments now. Within each pod we'd like to let users submit any number of matches during the duration of the league. It's essentially show up, play whoever you want, but record the match. The league then tracks win/loss and updates ELO over time. We can then create a new league each season and put people in appropriately skill-based pods based on ELO.
I run an ever expanding league in the UK and currently we have our own website but we also use a website that does the league features and i think your website combined with the league feature and possibly an app could massively increase not only the usefulness of your website but also increased business that you can charge for.
We run weekly tournaments where the rounds needed to finish a tournament take far too much time. As a result, we use a league system with swiss rounds and tally up points over the course of 3 months. The ability to aggregate multiple tournaments would be very useful. As well a being able to limit the rounds of a Swiss tournament such that it ends before the number of rounds necessary to declare a winner. For example a swiss tournament with more than 16 people that still ends on the 3rd round.
I'd like to see the feature add the ability to edit the schedule. The league I need to keep track of sets up their own schedule, but I would like to be able to adjust the "tournament" that I set up on Challonge to fully follow when each team plays each other, rather than the site set a fixed schedule for me.
I Wayan Krishna Candra commented
I would like to see this feature implemented too... Too bad I've lasted out my vote quota.
We have several improvements we'll be rolling out to our website and tournament system before venturing into leagues. You're right that leagues aren't overly complex to build, but we're currently tight on development time and can't yet accommodate this. Check in later on and I'd be happy to provide another update. Thanks!
Any news about this Idea?
I am very much interested in this.
I would like to run leagues similar to ladders but essentially apply points for participation, ranking and special considerations which accumulate over time.
For example, We would like to run weekly tournaments in a league lasting 3 months, we may not have the same participants in every weekly tournament and participants may join at any tournament, but we would like to track league rankings over the course of the 3 months for an overall ranking at the end of the league.
I know of several methods for applying rankings and a choice of 2 or 3 options or customizing the calculation would be awesome but even a rudimentary system would be outstanding.
I second this