What are arena tournaments?

Arena Tournaments are fast paced, action filled events where you try to earn as many points as you can in a certain amount of time. There are no rounds in an Arena Tournament. Players are paired nonstop after their games until the timer runs out.

How do I join an Arena Tournament?

You can find the list of upcoming and ongoing tournaments by clicking the Tournaments button on your Play screen:

You can also see a few upcoming tournaments from your own Tournaments page, which you can go to by hovering over 'Play' in the left menu, and clicking 'Tournaments' See the schedule for all the various Arena tournaments, and more info about how to find and join tournaments here!

So, now you know how to join an arena tournament, but how does it all work? 

How do pairings work?

You'll be paired with people as close to your rating as possible while still giving you games as quickly as possible. Start your games as quick as you can to get the most wins, and most points possible!

How do points work?

You earn points by winning! A win is worth 2 points, a draw is worth 1 point, and a loss is worth 0. 

What are win streaks?

If you win multiple games in a row, the value of each successive win increases! For your 2nd win in a row, you'll receive 3 points. For your 3rd win in a row and every consecutive win thereafter, you'll receive 4 points. It's good to go on a hot streak!

How are winners determined? 

The Arena winners are determined by who has the most points when time runs out! The amount of time an Arena lasts depends on the time setting of the games.

If there is a tie, then the victory will go to the player with the most wins. If it is still a tie, then it the winner will be the one with the longest win streak. If that is still a tie, then the player with the highest rating will win. 

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