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Tournaments, Ladders & Leagues Manager v4.x
by bananalive
23 Mar 2010 21:30

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Modification Description
This modification allows you to manage tournaments and ladders on your forum. It provides interactibility both for forum members and forum admin.
Tournament Types:Ladder Description:
Users or teams can join ladders and challenge other players or teams in the ladder. Elo rating system is used which calculates the difficultly of a match according to the players' ranks and this is taken into account when the ranks are updated after the match is finished.
Feature List:
  • General Features
    • All pages are XHTML valid
  • Tournament Features
    • Hall of Fame (Top 10 Tournament Players)
    • Permissions can be set per usergroup
      (AdminCP -> Usergroups -> Usergroup Manager -> {Select Usergroup} -> Tournament Permissions)
    • Tournaments start automatically when no slots are left
    • Tournaments have proper Date/ Time converted to users timezone and DST
    • 3 Tournament Modes: Last Man Standing, Single Elimination, Double Elimination and Round Robin
    • Filter Tournaments Displayed according to Tournament Status
    • Tournament User Stats Page
    • 'Start Tournament' for Single Elimination adds bye players and creates brackets
  • Tournament options
    • Turn on/off tournament
    • Create Thread on Tournament Creation
    • Require check-in before tournaments
    • Tournament Stats in Member Profile
    • Tournament Stats in Postbit (Can be turned on/off in Tournament Options)
    • Comments per page
    • Tournament description length shown in tournament List
  • Tournament Display
    • LMS realtime ranking shows if players are equal positions
    • Tournament View Counter
    • Tournament creator and last edited by notes at bottom of tournament
  • Tournament Moderators can...
    • Add/edit tournament (description uses vBulletin Editor)
    • Edit tournament type if not started yet
    • Add Score type (points, wins, kills, deaths, etc.) for LMS tournaments
    • Tournament mods can remove players if tournament hasn't started
    • Increase/ Decrease Tournament Slots
    • Pm all competitors with custom message and title (permissions set to bypass max pm recipients restrictions)
    • Add players (Ajax/Javascript userid fetch)
    • Swap players in LMS mode
    • Create/ edit/ delete announcements
  • Competitors can...
    • Players can remove themselves if tournament hasn't started
    • Users can PM themselves the details of the tournament
    • Sign up to tournament only once
  • Tournament Comments
    • Uses vBulletin Editor
    • Comment Display with user avatars and last edited by note
    • User able to edit/delete their own comment (subject to permissions)
    • Tournament moderators can edit all comments
    • If applicable under username on comments Tournament Creator, Tournament Competitor or Tournament Winner
    • Comment paging
  • Teams
    • Users can apply to teams
    • Leader can accept/ decline users
    • Team profile shows team stats
    • Team list
    • Can limit teams created by user (in usergroup options)
    • Fields: team website, gamertag, logo, description, slog, tags
  • Team leader can...
    • delete players from his/her team
    • Promote players in his/her team to Leader or Co-Leader
    • Join tournaments
    • Search Free Agents for new team members
  • Ladder Features
    • Elo rating system (Javascript Elo calculator @ ladders.php?do=elorating)
    • Players last activity (date)
    • Winning/ Losing Streak
    • Longest Winning Streak
    • Admin can submit scores/ add challenges
    • Report/ dispute challenges
    • Match Finder
  • Ladder Display
    • leader-board for each ladder
    • last 10 upcoming/ past matches per ladder
    • separate page for accepting/rejecting challenges and submitting score (have to be accepted by other user)
  • Tournament Announcements
    • Tournament Moderators can create/edit announcements
    • Uses forum last visit for announcement read marking
    • Shows last user to edit announcement
  • Categories
    • Share categories for tournaments/ ladders/ leagues
    • Category displays in navbar when viewing ladder/ tournament/ league
  1. Follow instructions included in .zip
  2. Click Install
Premium Features:
  • Pay to play/ credits system
    • Opportunity to earn money for your forum
    • Uses PayPal for payments
  • Support Tickets
  • Leagues into Knockout Stage
  • Live Match Finder
  1. Please post any suggestions/ comments about this modification and I will try and implement them :)

** Don't forgot to click Mark as Installed **

bananalive 23 Mar 2010 21:31

Version History

v4.0.0: 23 March 2010
- First Beta Release

v4.0.6: 29 March 2010
- added avatars to team members
- fixed username popup suggestion boxes
- fixed order on tournament
- fixed left sidebar show/hide tournament types
- fixed tournament stats for profile/postbit
- fixed rules page excess code and made it full width
- added back link for error messages of no title and no description
- 'Edited by' on rules/ announcements now follow Usergroup Permissions -> General Permissions -> Show Edited by note
- other minor glitches and styling issues

v4.0.8: 23 April 2010
- Double Elimination Tournaments (4 or 8 players)
- Fixed pagination for ladder competitors
- Fixed error preventing LMS tournaments being Finished

v4.1.0: 03 May 2010
- Fixed error on editing tournaments when in progress/finished of 'No type'
- Fixed commenting on tournaments

v4.1.4: 14 June 2010
- Images for tournaments and ladders
- Altered layouts for tournaments and ladders
- 2 Category Levels

v4.1.7: 4 August 2010
- Moved some more text into phrases
- Added compatibility for those without the php function 'cal_days_in_month'
- Other minor fixes

v4.1.8: 11 August 2010
- Fixed avatar issue with single elimination tournaments
- Added notification for team creator when his/her team is challenge
- Other minor fixes

v4.1.9: 16 August 2010
- New layout combining ladders & tournaments within categories
- New layout for scrolling announcements at top of page
- Added option to link tournament to ladder and winner gets X points to their elo rating
- Added pm on team ladder challenge
- Added extra tab for ladders, showing which tournaments it is linked to
- New link/page showing 'All Challenges'

v4.2.0: 18 August 2010
- Fixed navbar/re-direct when 'Admin Submitting Score' via Upcoming Matches
- Ajax show more recent matches & upcoming matches
- Improved help, adding some videos where helpful
- Fixed ladder adding player error messages and allowed adding of players who had previously left the ladder

v4.2.1: 29 August 2010
- Added start/end date for ladders
- Added seasons for ladders
- Other minor changes

v4.2.2: 30 August 2010
- Round names at top of each round/column
- Admin can now add multiple players to tournaments (seperate each username by a semi colon ';'))
- Additional fields for Ladder challenges, definable by each ladder

v4.2.4: 8 October 2010
- New challenges will have date/time field, which links into timezones
- Team profile pages will have a new tab for upcoming challenges.
- A new limit on challenging same player in same ladder is being introduced. Setting controlled in admincp options.
- You can also change how ladders are ranked in admincp options.
- For tournaments losing player can now report their lose, progressing their opponent to next round. (Single elimination tournaments only)
- Other minor changes/fixes.

v4.2.7: 31 January 2011
- New top navigation
- New global match finder (look for a match across multiple ladders on one page)
- Option for rules to be displayed under new tab for both tournaments and ladders
- Match comments for Ladder Challenges, All Challenges, Reported Matches, Recent Matches, Your Challenges and Upcoming Matches

v4.2.8: 5 February 2011
- New elo rating calculation
- Fixed show more matches and more matches showing comments
- Added tournaments+ladders joined to team profile
- Added link to hide unranked players

v4.3.0: 17 February 2011
- Teams Match Finder
- Round Robin Tournament Type added - max 14 players/teams
- Other minor edits and fixes

v4.3.1: 2 March 2011
- New Front Page with 'modules'
- New Ladders List view
- Player images (a dynamic image creator - to create an image with ladder information on it (rank & xp). For example for users to put in their signature.)
- Categories counts include sub-cats
- Other minor changes

v4.3.4: 3 April 2011
- League beta

v4.3.5: 5 April 2011
- League
- Double Round Robin
- Added vBulletin Options
- New League is separate page from New Ladder
- Easier new season creation
- New vBulletin Options
- Category banners (supports bb code not html)
- My teams page
- and other minor fixes, additions

v4.3.6: 5 April 2011
- Bug fix

v4.3.7: 10 April 2011
- Improved performance of several pages
- Tournament swap slots
- Ladder Admin Delete Match
- Tournament fixed non-regulation sized single elimination and double elimination tournaments
- New 'Categories' page layout
- other minor fixes

v4.3.9: 25 April 2011
- Ladders and Leagues separated
- Swap Player(s) & Reorganise Brackets improved
- Tournaments/ Ladders button redone - prevents overlap, etc.
- Tournament Restart (allows you to add/remove players/teams, etc.)
- Page optimisation - reduces server usage

v4.4.0: 28 April 2011
- Security release
- Fixes match comment limit bug

v4.4.1: 7 May 2011
- Hooks
- Teams can leave/rejoin ladders
- Can suggest/re-arrange match date

v4.4.2: 9 May 2011
- Bug fix for category counters

v4.4.3: 16 May 2011
- Added user html option for tournaments

v4.5.0: 4 October 2011
- Bug fixes
- League & round robin to 18 players/teams
- Front Page Carousel (Rotating Banners)
- Other minor changes

- Bug fixes
- Phrasing

bananalive 23 Mar 2010 21:31

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ProFifaLeagues 23 Mar 2010 21:39

Looks great we used this on 3.8 and i will test this tonight too,keep up the good work thanks

balkanboy 23 Mar 2010 21:43

waiting for demo + screenshots :)

AzzidReign 23 Mar 2010 23:00

Glad you brought this to 4.0!

smartkidbk5 24 Mar 2010 00:46

Thank you so much for bringing this to vB4.

Free for all would be a great addon for another tournament type. Also Double elimination would be great! :)

Bouncer222 24 Mar 2010 02:36

demo link at least please?

Bouncer222 24 Mar 2010 02:48

looks ok so far

KHALIK 24 Mar 2010 03:25

Bug found.

Ladder Tools link is not working;

URL ................/ladders.php?do=view&id=3#laddertools
When I click on the link, nothing happens.


plus unable to "delete" ladders created.

ErickLGonzalez 24 Mar 2010 05:18

I ended up customizing this ladder script at http://armoredcoreonline.com and did some awesome stuff with it.

Rahstyles 24 Mar 2010 05:47

Add at Rate player option

Shadawg 24 Mar 2010 12:53

Glad you are bring this to vb4 :D

bananalive 24 Mar 2010 16:16


Originally Posted by ErickLGonzalez (Post 2009166)
Is there supposed to be a menu for this plugin in the AdminCP? I found the group settings and the Tournament and ladder options under the main setting options, but that's it. Also I confirm the bug, the link is not properly parsed.

How do I add tournaments or announcements?

Click Competitions in the navbar then click new and under the dropdown menu you can create new tournaments, ladders, announcements, etc.

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