Thank you for checking out our free-for-all (FFA) features. Please note that FFA is currently in beta and we’re actively working to add and improve functionality. Reach out to support@smash.gg if you have any feedback or questions and join the smash.gg discord for the latest news and updates!

Contents

  1. Free-for-all and Elimination Round Setup
  2. Configuring your Elimination-Round Event
  3. Elimination-Round Entrant and Set Management
  4. Starting and Reporting Matches
  5. Important Notes

1. Free-for-All and Elimination Round Setup

Elimination round brackets are multi-round events where groups of players compete against one another to earn points and progress to the next round.

  • Create your event!
  • Right now elimination rounds are only supported on Halo 5, PUBG, and Fortnite free-for-all modes.
  • Choose the event type
  • Free-for-all types create elimination round brackets
  • Head-to-head types allows for single/double elimination style brackets.

2. Configuring your Elimination Round Bracket

Elimination rounds are composed of players/teams, games, and progressions. Groups contain players who play a series of games for points. The players with the most points are progressed to the next round of groups. 

Fortnite/PUBG

Using the edit/delete page of your event you can set max players per group, progressions per group, and games per group. With these settings, your bracket will automatically adjust by adding new groups and rounds as players are added to your event.

The default scoring for free-for-all can be seen in this document, or the image below. 

Halo 5: Guardians

Currently default settings are locked at 6 players max, 2-3 players progressed per group. Number progressed depends on how many players are in each group. 

Seeding

Players are snaked across groups (1st seed → group 1, 2nd seed → group 2 etc.)

3. Elimination Round Entrant and Set Management

You must start your bracket to have access to these features!

Once the bracket is started, if registration is open players will not automatically be added to bracket and will need to be added manually using the steps below.

Add, remove, and swap players in a group’s Summary tab.

  • To add:
  • Click the Add Player button
  • Search and select a player that is currently registered for the event but not in bracket
  • To remove:
  • Select players to be removed using the checkboxes next to players
  • Click Remove on the blue banner that shows up
  • To swap:
  • Select players to be swapped using the checkboxes next to players
  • Click Swap Player on the blue banner that shows up
  • Search for and select the player to swap with.

4. Reporting Matches and Progressions

Admins have flexibility when it comes to how they want to call and report matches for their event. We have provided multiple levels of detail depending on how much information you want tracked about your games. 

(Optional) Starting a group 

Organizers have the option to “call” groups to play, as well as mark them “in progress”. Neither of these options are required, but can help you keep track of the status of the bracket. 

Find these options in the Summary > More menu on each group

  • “Calling” marks the group red. This lets players know to get ready, and spectators that a match is about to begin.
  • “In-progress” marks the group yellow. This lets bracket viewers know that the match is in progress. 

Reporting scores

You have the choice of reporting scores for every single game, or simply reporting the winners of each group.

Find these options in the Report tab in a group

  • To quickly report the final results of a group:
  • Navigate to Finalize Placements by using the Next Game button
  • Enter final scores and hit Save Results
  • To report each game individually:
  • Report placements and/or scores for each player for each game
  • Navigate between games using Next Game and Previous Game
  • Make any last edits using Edit Results on the finalize page.

 

5. Important Notes

Elimination brackets are in beta, certain features are not yet supported such as:

  • Phases
  • Waves
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