2019-09-25

Added
  • 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.
Fixed
  • Stations assigned to group stage matches are now visible in the brackets
Changed
  • When assigning a station to a match from the stations page, the matches list is now partitioned by Group when applicable.

2019-09-05

Added
  • You can now mark individual tournaments as unranked. This prevents their match results from affecting player ratings.

2019-08-19

Changed
  • Top navigation links for Tournaments, Events, Communities, and Search are now available on almost all pages and also to logged out visitors.

2019-08-13

Fixed
  • Community look-up is now case insensitive

2019-08-07

Changed
  • Updated Japanese translations

2019-07-30

Changed
  • Reworked the filters for site-wide search
Fixed
  • When entering a Challonge bracket URL in XSplit Broadcaster, the page now redirects to the XSplit plugin like it should.

2019-05-29

Fixed
  • Follow button behavior on bracket and standings pages

2019-05-28

Added
  • New default avatars for communities (they're awesome)
Fixed
  • Proper displaying of event order form errors

2019-05-21

Added
  • Email notifications for changes to Community subscription preferences
  • Plug for paid tournaments that links to more information
Fixed
  • XSplit plugin integration
  • Stripe connection issue impacting Community-hosted events and tournaments
Changed
  • Improved message editor for Community announcements
  • Much faster announcement posting for communities with a large number of followers

2019-05-09

Changed
  • Team members now auto-follow a community when participating in a tournament

2019-05-06

Fixed
  • 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

2019-04-25

Fixed
  • 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

2019-04-18

Fixed
  • Station auto-assignment for Swiss tournaments
Changed
  • Timezone for new events now defaults to your account's timezone
  • Updates tons of language translations

2019-04-02

Fixed
  • Tournament pagination controls on community pages
Changed
  • Increased permitted file size for community banner images
  • Minor refinements to the Discovery Communities page
  • Knowledge base link changed to kb.challonge.com

2019-03-27

Added
  • Communities can now set custom URLs
  • We released a Pro tier for Communities, where ads get removed from all of your content on Challonge.com, plus other benefits shown here: About Communities

Changed

  • Consolidated a few community admin pages into a single Settings tab

2019-03-05

Added
  • Community followers will now receive announcement notifications
Fixed
  • Community announcement date formats for Firefox and IE
  • User follow button is now hidden when viewing your own profile (sorry self love)
  • Tournament tie-breaks should no longer reset to defaults when saving settings

2019-03-04

Added
  • 'Create' drop-down for admins on Community pages
  • Tournament and event participants will now auto-follow the associated communities when present

2019-02-28

Changed
  • Added page title and open graph info (social sharing image, title, description) for communities
  • Updated Japanese translations
Fixed
  • Various minor changes to communities, some bigger additions coming soon

2019-02-16

Fixed
  • Fixed bug with bracket click and drag

2019-02-15

Added
  • Challonge organizations are now Communities! More details to follow soon.

2019-02-14

Added
  • Matches can now be queued for stations. This is especially useful for ensuring certain matches go on stream or on stage, and it also helps with station sharing for tournaments with pools.
Fixed
  • Event collaborators can now report match scores as advertised.

2019-02-08

Added
  • Added Live Stream URL to stations. When you assign a streamed station to a match, the match gains a video camera icon and direct link to the stream.
  • Collapse and animate large brackets on scroll (private beta, but stay tuned, this is awesome)
Changed
  • Redesigned how match station and time is represented on the bracket
  • Several optimizations to speed up page loading times
  • When changing a match's station from the bracket, there's no longer a delay for the station to show up
  • Removed description from stations

2019-02-05

Changed
  • Improved search on the event check-in page: broader query and asynchronous (no full page reload)
  • Improved event check-in: check in and undo check in are no asynchronous (no full page reload)

2019-01-24

Changed
  • Log in and Sign up forms now load in a modal window in some contexts, including event registration
  • Updated Italian translations
  • The process for setting a Challonge password on an Facebook or Twitter-connected account is now much less painful
Fixed
  • Fixed a couple bugs related to Twitter OAuth login
  • Improved OAuth login and registration flow, which fixed some related bugs

2019-01-08

Changed
  • Drag-and-drop participant swapping in brackets is now disabled on phones (accidents were too easy to make)
Fixed
  • Fixes some tournament links from event pages that led to brackets not loading properly

2019-01-03

Fixed
  • Fixes rendering of XSplit and StreamControl themes in the XSplit Broadcaster plugin
Changed
  • Allow images in event descriptions

2018-12-20

Fixed
  • Layout bugs on the team creation page
  • Adds a button for reporting ties in group stages

2018-12-11

Fixed
  • Internet Explorer score reporting

2018-12-07

Changed
  • Updated translations for Korean, Italian, Hungarian, French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese
Added
  • Partial Indonesian translation

2018-12-03

Fixed
  • Rendering of this changelog
  • Paid tournaments and events won't pin to your dashboard for a pending order, only for a paid order

2018-11-28

Added
  • New Free-For-All (FFA) tournament format with support for 3-16 participants per match!
Fixed
  • Form fields for final stage grand finals settings
  • Minor bugs affecting the tournament settings form

2018-11-20

Changed
  • Pricing for paid tournaments and events is now a flat fee per transaction
Fixed
  • When sharing admin access to a tournament, the input box should now remain visible
  • Match score updating for some cases

2018-11-12

Fixed
  • Resetting a match should clear the participant who advanced from dependent matches
Changed
  • Improved the score reporting alert/confirmation dialogs

2018-11-09

Fixed
  • Properly support Quick Advance for Swiss
  • Fixes tournament creation link within an event with 1+ tournaments
  • Properly ends Swiss tournaments when an impossible pairing scenario is reached

2018-11-08

Fixed
  • Bug fixes
  • Remove '0' placeholders in score reporting
  • Major stylesheet refactor, including some UI bug fixes

2018-11-05

Fixed
  • Score reporting bugs

2018-11-02

Added
Changed
  • Rebuilt score reporting views
  • Updates to Station Queue (still in private beta)

2018-10-30

Added
  • 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
Changed
  • Improved formatting of event date, time, and location

2018-10-19

Changed
  • Notifications are now shown to the left of account info in the upper-right corner

2018-10-15

Changed
  • Event URLs are now case insensitive

2018-10-11

Changed
  • 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

2018-09-25

Added
  • Added an option to automatically assign available stations to matches
  • Added an option to only start matches that have been assigned stations
Fixes
  • Security and privacy patches

2018-08-16

Added
  • New stations feature! Tournaments now have a stations tab for listing stations/consoles/courts/whatever-applies-to-you and assigning them to matches.
Fixes
  • 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

2018-08-09

Changed
  • Refreshed email template
  • Added an XL avatar size for users, teams, and organizations for new users and HDPI screens
Fixes
  • 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

2018-06-06

Changed
  • Updates our Privacy Policy
Added
  • User setting to opt-in for product updates and major tournament announcements

2018-05-18

Fixed
  • Mobile formatting fix for tournament details (more to come later for desktop)
  • Breadcrumb text alignment on tournament pages tied to events

2018-05-14

Added
  • 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
Changed
  • 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
Fixed
  • Featured tournaments on homepage
  • Bracket module demo (challonge.com/module/instructions)
  • Changing language in footer while logged in now saves your language preference
  • Accessing events with numeric urls/permalinks
  • When deleting an event, its tournaments will now also be deleted
  • HTTPS mixed content errors caused by HTTP gravatar images
  • Various UI bugs in Events

2018-03-07

Changed
  • HTTPS for everything!

2018-02-16

Changed
  • New landing page
  • New sign-up and log-in pages
  • Voting and prediction tournament options were split out into a new section
  • The Events management menu was revised to have an "Admission" section
  • Event status is now shown on public event pages
Added
  • New API endpoint for Tournament#open_for_predictions
Fixed
  • Various minor event bugs
  • Improved nav header design, mainly relevant to event pages

2018-01-04

Changed
  • Events beta is open!
  • Updates language translations
Added
  • Various event resources added to APIv2 (under development)
Fixed
  • A few minor event bugs

2017-12-11

Changed
  • Events no longer require full tournament setup prior to accepting registrations
  • Tournament registration and merchandise are now integrated into ticket checkout for events
  • Numerous revisions to Events (still in private beta)
Added
  • Merchandise management and purchasing for events
  • Ticket check-in

2017-10-24

Added
  • Challonge Ratings and leaderboards! Check out the ratings doc for more info.
  • Event Permissions - Admin, Event Manager, Tournament Manager, Event Assistant (public beta coming soon)
  • Auto-complete when inviting new team and organization members

2017-10-18

Fixed
  • Match attachment file uploads (broke when we changed hosting providers last week)

2017-10-09

Fixed
  • Checkboxes in Internet Explorer

2017-10-02

Changed
  • 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
Added
  • 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)
Fixed
  • Advanced bracket options are visible again for all tournament types

2017-09-21

Fixed
  • Datetime selector no longer changes am/pm for 12:XX times when unfocused

2017-09-12

Changed
  • Improvements to event streams UI and embeds
  • Event descriptions are now Markdown instead of HTML/WYSIWYG
Added
  • Event sections for rules & regulations and sponsor logos
  • Option to deactivate account
Fixed
  • Formatting of advanced tournament settings
  • Various bug fixes to the Events preview release

2017-09-01

Changed
  • Various updates to public Event pages (still private, contact us to try it out)
Added
  • Streams/media section for events

2017-08-17

Changed
  • Various UI and design touch-ups
Added
  • Private preview release of Event management (curious? contact us for a sneak peak)

2017-08-14

Added
  • Turkish, Norwegian, and Slovak translations
Changed
  • Updated existing translations

2017-07-12

Added
  • Double and triple round robins (at last!)

2017-07-04

Changed
  • 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.

2017-06-29

Changed
  • 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.
Fixed
  • Round robin and Swiss matches now reliably refresh on screen when changed

2017-06-13

Changed
  • For Premier subscribers, 512 participant tournaments now support waiting lists of up to 256 participants.

2017-05-12

Changed
  • Design refresh, including a redesigned header that incorporates game-specific graphics

2017-05-11

Changed
  • Socket connections (for live bracket updates) are now established for pending tournaments, not just ones that were already started.

2017-04-26

Added
  • When XSplit Broadcaster's browser is detected, redirect bracket pages to the XSplit plugin view
  • scale_to_fit option for bracket embeds

2017-04-25

Changed
  • Moved tournament discussion to newer tech in preparation for more significant UI changes

2017-04-21

Fixed
  • Double elimination prediction scoring

2017-04-14

Changed
  • Moved the tournament log to newer tech in preparation for more significant UI changes
  • Added language translation support to the tournament log

2017-04-12

Added
  • XSplit plugin
  • Various enhancements to the client-side JS API
Changed
  • Bracket SVG shapes changed for more advanced theme support
  • Update language translations, most notably Hungarian (36.9% -> 47.4%)

2017-04-10

Added

2017-04-04

Changed
  • Ported participant management to new tech stack. Improved UX and fixed several bugs. This is prerequisite work to some awesomeness we're working on.
  • Participants on admin page are drag and drop by handles now. This should help avoid accidental seed changes and improve mobile usability.
  • Updated language translations
Added
  • Hungarian translations (36.9% translated)
  • Portuguese translations (33.5% translated)
Fixed
  • When a group stage starts for a tournament with check-in, participants that didn't check in are now listed on the participants admin page (albeit without assigned groups).
  • IE10 support was accidentally improved

2017-03-29

Changed
  • Click and drag vertical scrolling no longer scrolls both the window and bracket container
Fixed
  • Log in with Facebook

2017-03-24

Changed
  • Homepage to include video overview

2017-03-14

Fixed
  • Tournament URLs in open graph meta tags (impacts Challonge link sharing on social networks)

2017-03-08

Added
  • Right-to-left language support
  • Arabic translations (56.1% translated)
  • Swedish translations (26.2% translated)
Changed
  • Updated Russian translations (98.7% translated)
  • Updated Japanese translations (56.7% translated)
  • Updated Spanish translations (97.4% translated)
  • Updated French translations (77.0% translated)
  • Updated German translations (86.2% translated)
  • Updated Chinese translations (50.7% translated)

2017-03-01

Fixed
  • When "quick advance" is enabled, matches with ties no longer display a checkmark next to player 2
  • Formatting of the "Tie Breaks" tab in advanced options
  • Predictions final round scoring
  • Allow users to delete their own predictions

2017-02-27

Fixed
  • Bug preventing some tournaments with non-Latin game names from starting

2017-02-24

Added
  • This changelog so you can see precisely what notable changes are made to Challonge