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Tournament Organizer Overview

The GameOn Tournament Organizer extension on Twitch leverages the natural connection between game broadcasters (i.e. streamers) and their fans, and enables broadcasters to become tournament organizers. Using the extension, broadcasters will be able to set up competitions for their viewers, allowing them to play with their fans in game and create compelling content for their streams.

About Tournament Organizer

GameOn has proven that enabling developer-hosted competitions using GameOn APIs increases engagement and retention in games. GameOn believes the Tournament Organizer extension will help game developers in additional ways:

  1. Community-driven user acquisition, engagement, and retention. Players from Twitch will need to play along with the broadcasters. Broadcasters will frequently host tournaments in games core to their stream, therefore driving engagement and retention within the game.
  2. Broadcaster evangelists. Enable broadcasters to become ambassadors for game developers and build community around their titles, which leades to long-term in-game engagement and retention.
  3. Scalability. Make the community work for the game developer. Democratize tournament creation to the community to free up live ops and engineering resources to do so.
  4. Reach Gen Y and Gen Z audiences. These audiences are moving away from traditional media sources and instead consuming their content via streaming platforms like Twitch.

Workflow steps

The following is a high-level workflow leading up to a player participating in a broadcaster-hosted tournament. The game developer, the Twitch broadcaster, and the game players (competitors) need to take the following actions:

  1. The game developer registers the game with GameOn, integrates the GameOn APIs into the game, including the GameOn Tournament Organizer API methods, and creates a Twitch account for testing.
  2. The game developer updates the game UI to display the Twitch Tournaments (i.e. broadcaster-generated tournaments), prompt players for the account-linking code, and enable players to join, participate, and submit scores in a tournament.
  3. The broadcaster installs and activates the GameOn Tournament Organizer extension on their Twitch channel page and creates a tournament from the extension panel on their dashboard.
  4. When the tournament goes live, the player requests and receives an account-linking code from the extension, launches the game, discovers the Twitch tournaments, enters the code (one-time only when prompted) to link their Twitch account with their GameOn account, and plays in the tournament.

Page Descriptions

Pages at a Glance

Game deep-linking with Steam
GameOn Tournament Organizer provides the ability to link a Steam game with the Tournament Organizer extension. Users of the Twitch extension can automatically launch the game on Steam. If the user... more »
Tournament Organizer Overview
The GameOn Tournament Organizer extension on Twitch leverages the natural connection between game broadcasters (i.e. streamers) and their fans, and enables broadcasters to become tournament organiz... more »
Get Started for Developers
Describes how to integrate the Tournament Organizer Twitch extension into your GameOn game. more »
Deeplinking to Steam
GameOn Tournament Organizer provides the ability to deeplink to a Steam game. Users of the Twitch extension can automatically launch the game on Steam. If the user clicks the link and they do not ... more »
Get Started for Broadcasters
Describes how Twitch broadcasters can use the Tournament Organizer extension to set up competitions for their viewers. more »
Get Started for Tournament Players
Describes how to join a Twitch tournament from a GameOn game. more »
GameOn Tournament Organizer API Reference
The GameOn Tournament Organizer API enables developers to show a list of tournaments and also enables gamers to participate in the tournaments organized by streamers and broadcasters. more »