How to start a competition

Steps by text

  • Press on the big plus button to get to the compete types page
  • Select one of the wished competition types.
Compete game

Competition Setting

  • Select a theme for the theme list.

  • If you wish you can upload your own image as a thumbnail for the competition.

  • Name your competition under Competition Name
  • Choose between player vs player or team vs. team competition.
  • Then select a start date and end date.
  • Competiton end typ: First to target or Keeping going until time is up.
  • Event occurrence: Decides if the competition runs once during selected dates or reruns every time period. Available time periods are weekly, monthly or yearly.

  • Press on Next to continue configuring your competition. 

competition settings

Select the preferred score series:

  • If there is no score series to select then, one has to be created.
Selected scoreseries

Competition Players

  • If the competition should have a target, add it to the default target value field. (Not visible if not applicable)

Invite players to competition and adjust target:

  • Pressing on the plus sign will add players to the competition, there is also possibility to adjust player target.
  • When done, press Complete adding players.

Your back to Competition players

Just press “Done” and a new card has been added to your Competition page. 

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Competition Setup

Competition basic attributes

The first page of the set up defines some basic attributes for the competition. Such as name, icon, theme, start and end date. At the bottom of the screen a text is displayed explaining the rules according to your selection of target / competition winner and competition end.

Definition Meaning
Theme Select one of the available themes. The competition theme decides how your competition will be displayed. Each competition type has its own set of themes. You can create your own themes by clicking the ‘customize theme’ button.
Name Name your competition
Team Vs. Team
Player Vs. Player
Select how to compete, as a player or as a team.
Start date Competition start date. Start and end date sets the scope for the competition, only points registered within the competitions time frame will count.
End date Competition end date
Target / No target Select if the competition has a target. Target values are set per player when assigning players to the competition.
Competition winner Select the rules for how winners are decided.

No winners: No winners and no trophies for anyone.

First to target: First player to reach target wins. Option only available if target is used.

Standings at end: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins.

Standings at end and target achieved: Highest rank at the end of the competition wins but only if target is achieved. Option only available if target is used.

Competition End Select how and when the competition ends. Either when times is out or when target is reached by first player. This field is hidden and defaults to ‘when time is up’ if no target is used.
Order display Select in which order the players are shown, based on nearest target or highest points (Only applicable on “From A-B”)
Event occurence Select how often a competition is started, weekly, monthly or yearly. Example: If the start date is 1st of January and end date 30th of March, and event occurrence is selected to monthly. Their will be three competition events(one for January, February, and March) and they start the first each month and ends on the last the of that month.

Competition Score Series

A competition needs at least one Score Series. It is only the transactions from the selected score series that will be added to the competition players’ score. Selecting score series for a competition is done in the second step of the competition set up.

By default, a competition will use the sum of the points in the selected score series. By clicking on the gear wheel you may modify the default settings and use another function and even set a factor to adjust the score.

Competition Logic Gamification

Point functions:

  • Sum – Calculates the sum of points from the score series.
  • Count – Counts the number of point transactions from the score series.
  • Max – Gets the transaction with the highest number of points.

Competition Players

Whether competing player vs player, team vs team or together you need to add players to every competition. This is done in the last step of the competition set up.

For A to B and competitions with ‘First to target’ you need to set a target for each player. Use the default player target or set target individually for each player.

Selecting players for person vs person

Click either ‘Add players’ or ‘Add players from team’. Add players will list all players and you can add players one by one. Add from team will fetch all players from the selected team.

Selecting players for team vs team or together

If your competition is team based players will need be assigned to teams. You can use standard teams or create entirely new teams.

Use the ‘Add team’ button to add or create a team to your competition. when teams has been added you can add or remove players from each team. It’s important to realize that when you assign players to teams for a competition it is only for this specific competition. In other words each competition has its own unique team(s).

Compete types

From A-B
Fly your planes from point A to B, where A is the starting point and B is the endpoint. The endpoint is connected to the target. There is a set of themes to select from and it’s up to you if you’re flying an airplane or driving a retro race car!

Leaderboard
Traditional leaderboard with a set of templates, where competition can be about the highest point or against a target.

Together
Work against the clock and work as a team to reach your common target!

Head to head
One player vs another player or one team vs another team.
Against target or the highest score wins.

Top Performers
Works like a leaderboard but uses a grid style layout instead of a tabletop highlight players. It will only display the top players when displayed on a TV-cast.

Boring Boards
Cool dashboards with bars.

Recalculation of a competition

Players scores are calculated continuously. Even revoked points are considered and there is normally no need to recalculate a competition. However, there are situations when a recalculate is necessary. For example, if a score was registered in error and that score pushed the player above his/hers target and this caused the competition to end.

Recalculating scores for a competition will reset the score for all players and all scores will be added again. If you have scores registered in error, make sure to revoke them before calculating.

Recalculating scores for a closed competition

Go to Compete/History, select competition(s) to recalculate and select Recalculate from the gearwheel menu.

Recalculating scores for a running competition

Go to Compete press the gearwheel for competition to recalculate. Press next until you reach the players step and click recalculate.

Deleting competition

You may at any point delete a competition.

Deleting a running competition

Goto Compete, find your competition and click on the gearwheel. You will find the Remove button at the bottom of the first page.

Deleting a running competition will remove it from Pointagram.

Deleting a closed competition

Goto Compete -> History. Find your competition to delete in the list. Use the checkbox to the right to select it, click the gearwheel at the upper right corner and select Delete.

Deleting a closed competition will remove it from Pointagram along with any trophies awarded.

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