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Friday, August 22, 2014

Release notes - week of August 22


  • Participant check-in was deployed last week (more on that here soon)
  • Match history links on the standings page now link to their respective match details
  • API: Add participants in bulk
  • "Best of #" can now be specified for a round. This is styled differently in round headers, sets the default number of form fields when reporting scores, and impacts match notifications.
  • Smaller and more appealing site header for phones (let us know if it doesn't look appealing to you)
  • FIX: Discussion post formatting should match what was shown in the editor
  • FIX: iOS score reporting

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Challonge Premier just got better


Today we're taking a step toward retiring bracket module credits. Effective immediately, as a Premier subscriber, you can embed your brackets on other websites without advertisements.

Q: What is Challonge Premier and how much does it cost?
A: Premier removes advertisements from your experience on Challonge.com, allows you to embed your brackets without ads or usage limits, and supports us so we can continue to improve our service. It is available for $5.99/month, or $29.99/year. Find more info and subscribe at challonge.com/premier

Q: How do I embed a Challonge bracket?
A: Instructions are at challonge.com/module/instructions

Q: What happens if I already have module credits?
A: Your credits will continue to be usable, but we'll only deduct from your balance if you are no longer a Premier subscriber. If you want to cash in your credit balance and have a Premier subscription, let us know and we'll gladly do so via PayPal.

Q: Can I purchase additional module credits?
A: No. Once your credit balance reaches 0, you'll need a Challonge Premier subscription to embed your brackets without advertisements.

Thanks for your support!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Challonge Premier

Whenever the Challonge team attends a LAN event, the users of our service we run into always ask the same question: 'How does Challonge make money and what can I do to help keep Challonge around?' We appreciate the positive feedback we receive (this has always been our development fuel), but until now we haven't had any formal way for users to show their support.

Challonge Premier was designed to provide users of Challonge that rely on our service a way to support the team behind it. We try to keep the ads displayed on Challonge as relevant and as least intrusive as possible, but we think the layout looks better without them! With Premier, you will not see ads while browsing Challonge from your account. Please note: people who view your brackets will still see advertisements, unless they are also Premier subscribers. Additionally, we would like to recognize the users that sign up for Premier by displaying a Premier badge next to their username to publicly display their support.












We appreciate community feedback and support from all users of Challonge and would encourage everyone to get a Premier badge displayed next to their name! Click on the Challonge Premier button (displayed next to our ads) to get started!

https://challonge.com/premier


Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/challonge if you'd like to run into us at a future event you're attending!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Adam Oliver joins CHALLONGE!

We're excited to introduce Adam Oliver as our Social Media Manager!

Adam, a fellow Midwesterner, will be joining us remotely from Lee's Summit, MO. As Project M's leader, he's an experienced software project manager, successfully elevating the game from a small side project to one of incredible popularity. Additionally, he has organized and participated in numerous tournaments, adding a valuable perspective to the Challonge team.

Adam will be promoting tournaments and helping us align our development efforts with the needs of tournament organizers. Give him a shout at @challonge or @Strong_Badam, and if you're in the Chicago area, join the entire Challonge team at UFGT on May 23-25!



Saturday, March 29, 2014

We're looking for a social media manager

Challonge is looking for someone to manage its social media. This is a part-time contract position for someone who's familiar with Challonge and in tune with the tournament scene, especially eSports.

Responsibilities include:
  • Posting to Twitter/Facebook/G+ 2-3 times per week
  • Responding to and/or escalating mentions
  • Highlighting new or lesser-known features of Challonge.com
  • Highlighting noteworthy tournaments
  • Communicating with Challonge developers

We're a small company of part-timers with a big user base, so there's plenty of room for growth in this position. Give us a shout if you're interested!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Madnonge 2014 is here!

New year, same ridiculous name. We're excited to host another year of bracket pools for the NCAA men's basketball tournament: March Madnonge 2014!

If you're like us, you're a fan of the tournament but not a fan of signing up for convoluted bracket contests. With this in mind, people you invite to your pool are not required to create accounts. They simply are invited to a fill out a bracket. Good luck with your prediction!