Tournament is a new game mode available for a limited time. Here you can compete with players from all over the World to win HUGE prizes and acquire unique Tournament banners visible to all.
It's available through the "Events" button on the main screen.
Tournament matches take place on a special themed Alley which is unique to the Tournament.
You can join a Tournament only during its Qualifier Stage. There are three stages in total.
You can enter the Tournament by paying an Entry Fee. It can be paid using chips or an in-app purchase (you can choose).
You pay the Entry Fee once for a Tournament. All matches within this Tournament will be free.
Pin Layout sets are unique for every Tournament. You can see them on the Bracket selector screen on the "Rules" tab.
To start a match in the Tournament, hit the "Play" button in the Tournament window. It will be available only after you pay the Entry Fee and get access to the Tournament.
Tournaments have four Brackets:
To change the Bracket, swipe to the side on the Bracket Selector screen.
Each Bracket has restrictions on joining for a fair game.
- You need to reach Alley from 4 to 6 to be able to enter the Rookie Bracket.
- You need to reach Alley from 7 to 9 to be able to enter the Pro Bracket.
- You need to reach Alley from 10 to 12 to be able to enter the All-Star Bracket.
- You need to reach Alley from 13 to 16 to be able to enter the Superstar Bracket.
The higher the Bracket, the better the prizes. Superstar Bracket has the highest Entry Fee.
Each Tournament has three Stages: Qualifier, Semifinal, and Final.
Every Stage is limited in time. Also, there is a limited number of matches one can play on a Stage. Tournament participants can enter any number of matches within the given limit, but one should take part in all of them to get the best chances for victory.
- Players can join a Tournament only during the Qualifier Stage. It has no rewards. Get into the promotion zone to proceed to the next stage.
- Semifinal Stage has banners as a reward. Get into the promotion zone to proceed to the next stage.
- Final Stage has banners and ball cards as rewards. The Top 3 players also get gold.
To check the Stage duration, go to the "Stages" tab of the Tournament window.
You can see your position in the Tournament Rating in the first tab of the Tournament Window. This tab will have the name of your Tournament Bracket. It will also show how many matches you've played, how many of them are available, and what is your current score.
For example, on the screenshot below, player "Bowler" played 10 matches of the Semifinal Stage, All-Star Bracket, and 10 matches are available in total during the Semifinal Stage. Their current score is 900 (having scored 90 points during every match).
When all matches within the Stage are played, you'll have to wait for the Stage to end and check the results. If you got into the Promotion zone of the Qualifier or Semifinal stage, you will proceed to the next Stage. Otherwise, you can't proceed to the next Tournament stages.
Scores in matches within the Tournament are being counted towards your Tournament ranking points. The more points you score in matches, the higher your place is in the rankings.
You will get 20 additional points to your score in case of winning the Tournament match.
Rookie Bracket has green banners. Pro Bracket has blue banners. All-Star Bracket has violet banners.
Rewards for the Final and Semifinal stages are listed in the "Rewards" tab of the Tournament window. Scroll down to see the full list.
You can restart the Tournament.
If you've restarted the Tournament, the place you've taken in that division stays behind you: your nickname and avatar will be shown as if you're still participating there. But that doesn't affect you in any way, and you will get a fresh start in another division.
Please note, that you can restart only during the Qualifier Stage.