Do’s And Don’ts Of Hosting Video Game Tournaments

Hosting video game tournaments is a very serious business. As much fun as it is to win, it can get out of hand with the number of people you have competing against. So you need to follow a few do’s and don’ts when hosting these types of tournaments. Not only do you need to have a good time, but you also want your guests to be comfortable as well. In this article, I will discuss some of the do’s and don’ts of hosting video game tournaments.

Decide on a theme

The first and most important thing that you should do before even starting the tournament is to decide on a theme and create a mission statement. This will help guide you in determining all of the other details of the tournament. For example, you could pick something like “win every shot” or “kill everyone”. Think up as many ideas as possible. Use them as a springboard for creating the mission statement and the rules for the tournament.

Decide on your venue

Now that you have the mission and a concept for the tournament, you need to decide on your venue. If you have the budget for it, then that is great, but if you are on a tight budget you should still try to find an appropriate venue to host the tournament at. Remember, that if you are going to be hosting a high-profile video game tournament, then you might want to pay the extra money and have the place upgraded to a better venue.

guy playing game in video game tournament

Make your list of guests

Once you have found a venue that you are comfortable with, it is time to make your list of guests that you will be inviting, probably your gaming community. Now, you have to make sure that you are not making your guest list a secret so people know who they are. So you should email the persons on your guest list telling them about the tournament. At the end of the email, you should tell them that the tournament is now open and ready to accept applications for the event.

One of the most important aspects of hosting a tournament is the process of inviting people to the event. Therefore you need to have your tournament site organized in such a way that it makes it very easy for people to find their names on the list. You can do this by creating a table of the guests, with their names in order of submission. This makes it very easy for people to go in and out of the tournament without having to know who they are. It also allows you to have a system of checking back to see who has shown up.

Get your tournament trophies

After you have set up your tournament site, you need to get your tournament trophies. Many stores sell tournament trophies so you should not have a problem finding some that fit your theme and budget. Make sure you post an announcement on your blog, on your website, or via email. You should tell everyone that the tournament is coming up soon and that you will be giving out prizes. If you do not get any tournament prizes then you might consider giving out free merchandise instead.

If you are not a sponsor then there is one other thing you need to worry about. That is how you are going to pay for the prize money. Some people are willing to foot the entire bill while others will take a percentage. The best way to determine who is going to take a percentage is to determine how much money they make from the site. If they make a lot of money then they are probably willing to foot the bill, otherwise, they might be too lazy to foot the bill.

To sum up

These are just a few do’s and don’ts of hosting video game tournaments. If you want to host one then you should try to follow these tips. If you are still unsure of how to run your tournament, then contact a local video game store and see if they would be willing to help you out. They usually have great connections with other places as well so they should be able to help you out with everything you need.