3.6 Round robin
A tournament mode in which all participants are divided into different groups. Each player in each group plays the same amount of matches, as determined in the settings of the game mode. In a regular round robin, every player within the group competes against every other player. Resulting in an equal number of winners as there are groups. Ex. Having two groups equals two winners in the tournament.
A round robin combined with a single or double elimination, allows the winner of each round robin group to progress further by adding a bracket stage after the group stage. Ultimately resulting in a single winner in a single elimination, or two winners (upper and lower bracket) in a double elimination.
For this round robin tournament, we set up a round robin gamemode (more info on how to do this, can be found here) with the following settings:
Group size: 4
Amount of games to win a round robin match: 1
Round robin rounds: 1
Maximum participants: empty
A total of 8 players signed up, divided over 2 brackets, each containing 4 participants. Every player, within the same group, will play one match against every other player. Click the ‘Brackets’ tab:
The bracket division clearly states which matches will be played in the first fixture for each group. Every group will host 3 matches (named fixture 1, fixture 2 and fixture 3) so all players within the same group have played against each other.
The player with the most wins, will be declared winner of it’s group, this is indicated by ‘#W’ underneath the players’ names. After 3 matches in every group, the bracket screen could look something like this:
Players ‘Laughable jellyfish’ is the winner from group A, ‘Naughty position’ is the winner from group B
When all the matches are played and all the scores are submitted, the ‘Bracket’ screen should look something like this:
The sections of ‘Group A’ and ‘Group B’ show the amount of wins each participant has.
The eventual results are displayed on the ‘Results’ and should look something like this:
The amount of points each player receives directly affects the ranking of the leaderboard that was connected to the tournament during the setup. The amount of points each player eventually receives is determined by the position of each player on the leaderboard. Every round and every mutual difference, in the ranking of the players, matters.