Smash.gg uses advanced progressions to automatically move entrants from one event phase into other ones. This often creates new ways for additional, closer competition. Typical uses of advanced progressions include amateur brackets, waterfall brackets, and more.
You may request advanced progressions from your support chat or via email - firstname.lastname@example.org
For help with amateur brackets, visit our amateur brackets article.
Note: Our advanced progressions are still a feature in development. As a result, only smash.gg support can implement advanced progressions for the time being.
Requesting Advanced Progressions
Upon requesting advanced progressions, you must describe their format of progressions and set up phases in their tournament’s Bracket Setup accordingly. Examples include:
Multiple amateur brackets
- Top 3 out of each pool advance to Top 16
- 4th and 5th go into a Silver Bracket
- 6th and below go into a Bronze Bracket
- Placement Pools
- Top 2 out of each pool advance to Division 1
- 3rd and 4th advance to Division 2
- 5th and 6th advance to Division 3
Again, each of these phases should be created before requesting advanced progressions. Waterfall brackets or custom advanced progressions should be requested as soon as possible to input well before a tournament start time.
Using Advanced Progressions
Once set, advanced progressions automatically progress players into their respective next phases.
Because seeding is made from phase to phase, you will want to ensure their Waterfall brackets are seeded correctly. Please note that same-pool avoidance is not optimized for Waterfall brackets. Check out our Customizing seeding article for more help!
Be sure to finalize seeding well before a tournament starts. Doing so allows players to understand the bracket format better, and will confuse them less with conflicting upcoming matches on the Match Dashboard.
Advanced progressions limitations
- Can’t progress by record
- A player/team is progressed by their placement in a phase.
- Example: A TO can not selectively progress players that went 3-2 in pools. Instead, they must progress by their placement (i.e. 9th).
- Can’t selectively progress teams
- If you progress one set of players/teams, you must progress everyone that placed above or the same as them in that phase.
- Example: A TO can not progress a pool's 1st place entrant into Top 16 and its 4th place entrant into an amateur bracket. Instead, 2nd and 3rd place must progress into another phase before 4th place can be progressed.