Lessened the impact of our watermark in bracket embeds
"Split Participants" double elimination feature that allows you to start half of your participants in the losers bracket
Improved final stage seeding and pairings for two-stage tournaments
Custom fields for event registration
Option to export event orders to CSV
Discord integration (beta) for Challonge Pro Communities
Private details can now be added to stations. These details might include server joining info, links, or other details you want to expose to participants. These details are only visible to admins and applicable participants.
Stations assigned to group stage matches are now visible in the brackets
When assigning a station to a match from the stations page, the matches list is now partitioned by Group when applicable.
You can now mark individual tournaments as unranked. This prevents their match results from affecting player ratings.
Top navigation links for Tournaments, Events, Communities, and Search are now available on almost all pages and also to logged out visitors.
Community look-up is now case insensitive
Updated Japanese translations
Reworked the filters for site-wide search
When entering a Challonge bracket URL in XSplit Broadcaster, the page now redirects to the XSplit plugin like it should.
Follow button behavior on bracket and standings pages
New default avatars for communities (they're awesome)
Proper displaying of event order form errors
Email notifications for changes to Community subscription preferences
Plug for paid tournaments that links to more information
XSplit plugin integration
Stripe connection issue impacting Community-hosted events and tournaments
Improved message editor for Community announcements
Much faster announcement posting for communities with a large number of followers
Team members now auto-follow a community when participating in a tournament
Manual order entry now includes a field for email address. This previously defaulting to the logged in user but limited you to one manual entry per account.
Invitation-related fix for users who are already registered
Communities you follow and manage now just show up under Managed Communities, not both sections
Uses custom game art for games on community pages (we have our own collection and then fall back on Player.me's database)
Fixes favicon URLs following our CDN change
'Offers' Pro Community section fixed for Firefox
Station auto-assignment for Swiss tournaments
Timezone for new events now defaults to your account's timezone
Updates tons of language translations
Tournament pagination controls on community pages
Increased permitted file size for community banner images
Minor refinements to the Discovery Communities page
Paid tournaments! You can now charge for tournament admission, event if you're not using our Events feature
Private beta for a new Station Queue view
Improved formatting of event date, time, and location
Notifications are now shown to the left of account info in the upper-right corner
Event URLs are now case insensitive
Redesigned the event registration process
Adding a tournament to an event now goes through the typical tournament setup form. You no longer need to go through the two step process of defining tournament registration settings and then publishing tournaments.
Event tickets are now categorized as either spectator tickets or participant tickets.
Various other fixes and changes to Events
Added an option to automatically assign available stations to matches
Added an option to only start matches that have been assigned stations
Security and privacy patches
New stations feature! Tournaments now have a stations tab for listing stations/consoles/courts/whatever-applies-to-you and assigning them to matches.
Performance fix when saving tournaments and their associations (discussion posts, included)
Current match summary will now correctly show "Loser of ..." instead of "Winner of ..." when applicable
Refreshed email template
Added an XL avatar size for users, teams, and organizations for new users and HDPI screens
Double elimination ranks when no grand finals are held
Redirect on log-in after access is denied
Various aspects of events, including fixes to product quantity availability, check-in, and ordering when not logged in
XSS-related security patches
Clickable Challonge logo when embedding a bracket with an ad
User setting to opt-in for product updates and major tournament announcements
Mobile formatting fix for tournament details (more to come later for desktop)
Breadcrumb text alignment on tournament pages tied to events
Paid tournaments (closed beta rollout)
Order editing for events - participants can now add additional tournaments after their initial order
API endpoint to clear all participants in a tournament (api.challonge.com/v1/documents/participants/clear)
Social sharing added to event order confirmation pages
Avatars of participants are now shown on the tournaments tab of events
Sales chart added to the event dashboard
Order searching added to event management
Minor redesign to tournament pages to start incorporating elements from our Events layout
Removed strict requirements to publish an Event. Tickets and such are now all optional steps.
Improved error messages in events when policies deny access
Auto-complete when inviting new team and organization members
Match attachment file uploads (broke when we changed hosting providers last week)
Checkboxes in Internet Explorer
Organization and Team members are added by invitation now, and the supplied email address no longer needs to match an existing Challonge account
When a participant is removed from an ongoing tournament, the resulting forfeited matches are flagged as forfeited. The forfeiting user will be crossed out in brackets and forfeited will be true on the match record in API responses.
Tournament dashboard was partially redesigned; the rest will follow soon
Event streams are now removeable
Event owners are now notified when they receive an anonymous message
Event ticket date availability is now enforced
Paid tickets for events, currently via Stripe payments. Stripe integrations can be connected at either the user or organization level.
Redesigned events dashboard
Custom URLs for events
Event social sharing description and image are now customizable (OpenGraph)
Advanced bracket options are visible again for all tournament types
Datetime selector no longer changes am/pm for 12:XX times when unfocused
Improvements to event streams UI and embeds
Event descriptions are now Markdown instead of HTML/WYSIWYG
Event sections for rules & regulations and sponsor logos
Option to deactivate account
Formatting of advanced tournament settings
Various bug fixes to the Events preview release
Various updates to public Event pages (still private, contact us to try it out)
Streams/media section for events
Various UI and design touch-ups
Private preview release of Event management (curious? contact us for a sneak peak)
Turkish, Norwegian, and Slovak translations
Updated existing translations
Double and triple round robins (at last!)
The score reporting view was revised so that winner verification is shown after score entry. Additionally, the winner is auto-selected based on the scores entered.
Round robin pairing algorithms were updated to balance court usage across participants. The "court" (console, table, etc.) is designated by the order of matches in a round, and "court side" (black or white in chess, left controller or right controller in gaming, etc.) is top or bottom position in a match.
Round robin and Swiss matches now reliably refresh on screen when changed
For Premier subscribers, 512 participant tournaments now support waiting lists of up to 256 participants.
Design refresh, including a redesigned header that incorporates game-specific graphics
Socket connections (for live bracket updates) are now established for pending tournaments, not just ones that were already started.
When XSplit Broadcaster's browser is detected, redirect bracket pages to the XSplit plugin view
scale_to_fit option for bracket embeds
Moved tournament discussion to newer tech in preparation for more significant UI changes
Double elimination prediction scoring
Moved the tournament log to newer tech in preparation for more significant UI changes
Added language translation support to the tournament log
Various enhancements to the client-side JS API
Bracket SVG shapes changed for more advanced theme support
Update language translations, most notably Hungarian (36.9% -> 47.4%)