Tournaments are organized competitions where participants must play a series of battles where the losers are eliminated. Eventually only two Captains will remain, and whoever emerges victorious from the final battle will win the Grand Prize, with their opponent receiving the still very prestigious second place!
If you get far enough through the tournament, you will receive a prize - how far you need to get depends on how many players are in the tournament. All prizes can be viewed before you choose to join a tournament.
In addition, you get more experience for taking part in tournament battles than regular PvP battles - twice as much as you earn from Hardcore battles, and you don't risk losing your units either! So even if you're unlucky enough to get knocked out in the first round, you'll still have benefited from some extra experience - and the more battles you play, the more extra XP you'll be getting!
Army Selection Methods
There are four kinds of army selection that you will see in tournaments. What kind of army selection is used varies in each tournament. You can choose a new army in each battle throughout the tournament - you don't have to use the same setup for every battle (unless the tournament gives you a Preset army, of course)
Open - You choose your army from the units you have in your storage.
Blacklist - Same as open, but certain units are not allowed.
Pool - You choose your army for each battle from a pre-defined pool of units. .
Preset - You are given an army, and have no choice about what units to use.
Arranging Your Tournament Games
Once you have joined a tournament, it will be your responsibility to arrange a time to play a match with your next scheduled opponent. We recommend the use of Private Messages (PMs) to arrange a time to meet your opponent. Whenever you decide to begin the battle, make sure you have enough time to complete it. Once you confirm your unit deployment you are committed to battle because you cannot then cancel, and the battle will start as soon as your opponent confirms their deployment, whether you are ready or not. Once the battle begins, the other player will be able to skip your turns if you don't complete them in the allotted turn time, just as in regular PvP .