First, create your waves and stations on the Waves and Stations tab of the admin. Next, you need to assign each pool to a wave and station on the Pools and Seeding page.
Waves are blocks of time used for scheduling your tournament. There are two benefits of using waves:
- Using waves will help you avoid scheduling conflicts for players. Once you have all of your pools assigned to a wave, the conflicts tab will point out players scheduled for more than one event during a time slot. Here is a visual example of how waves might be set up: Notice that everything in the 10:00am to 11:00am time slot is Wave A, everything in the 12:00pm to 1:00pm time slot is Wave B, etc.
- Setting a start and end time for each wave will allow attendees to look up their wave time so they know when to be ready to play. They can do this by searching for themselves on the public Attendees tab, or on their dashboard.
- Waves are global, meaning they apply to all events across the tournament.
- Use letters for naming waves (Wave A, Wave B, etc.)
- A station is a physical grouping of setups where a pool is played. Stations can be used for different pools across waves.
- Use numbers for naming stations (Station 1, Station 2, etc.)
- Stations may be either global (used for all events) or event specific:
- We recommend creating a gap between station numbers when they are being used for separate events. For example, number Melee stations 1-10, and Wii U stations 21-30. This will lead to less confusion among tournament attendees.
- Streams are treated the same as stations throughout our site except you provide a Twitch, Hitbox, or Stream.me channel and we use that to embed your stream(s) on the tournament's public page.
- Streams are created at the tournament level and are not unique to any single event. Learn more about adding your stream here.