Skip to content

Groups

In Xerberus you have three possible group types to select:

  • Round-robin
  • 4 player double elimination
  • Free for all

All these types have different settings and work in different ways. We are going to go through them below.

Round-robin

Note

Round-robin is a competition format in which each contestant competes against all other contestants in turn.

When creating a round-robin group type, the following settings are important:

  • Contestants
  • Number of contestants to advance
  • Best of format
  • Points per win
  • Points per draw

You can also set up automated scheduling, which works by setting a start time, time per match and pause between matches in minutes. Match start times are then calculated automatically.

When you have decided your settings a group is created with the selected contestants as well as all the matches where each contestant plays against one another.

Each match will result in points for a win and points for a draw. All match points are calculated to the group score table and the contestants with the most points who are inside the set "Advances from group" limit, will advance to the next stage of the tournament.

4 player double elimination

Note

4 player double-elimination competition format consist of four contestants who are placed inside a double elimination bracket. Contestants who win the upper or lower bracket advance to the next stage of the tournament.

When creating a double elimination group type, the following settings are important:

  • Contestants
  • Number of contestants to advance
  • Best of format
  • Seeds

You can also set up automated scheduling, which works by setting a start time, time per match and pause between matches in minutes. Match start times are then calculated automatically.

When you have decided your settings a group is created with the selected contestants as well as the bracket where first matches to be played are in the round of 4, upper bracket.

When selecting seeds based on Contestants, the contestants with the highest seed value are placed on the opposite sides of the round of 4.

Each match progresses the bracket and in the end you will have two contestants who advance in the tournament.

Free for all

Note

Free for all competition format consist of a high number of contestants who play against each other in a sandbox environment with pre-determined number of rounds. Each round will end with rank and score for each contestant and all rounds will be calculated and added to a summary table.

When creating a free for all group type, the following settings are important:

  • Contestants
  • Number of contestants to advance
  • Number of rounds
  • Placing scores and points for kills

When you have decided your settings a group is created with the selected contestants as well as the the number of rounds selected. Each round will include all the selected contestants.

You will have to edit each round and reorganize the contestants in the correct ranking order. Before you reorganize the list, you can input the number of kills for each contestants if your tournament has points for kills. When you move a contestant up or down in the list the scores will be automatically calculated with the following formula:

(Number of kills * Points per kill) + Placing score

You can also add deductions to each contestant if you have to punish contestants for violations. Deductions will not be visibly calculated in the 'Score' column when sorting, but will be calculated into the contestant score and thus to the total summary table when saving.

If for reasons unknown you are unable to use a drag & drop feature to reorganize the rankings you can also input placings inside the input fields. You can also adjust each input manually.