The word tournament is derived from the Latin words for “feast” or “battle.” It has the general meaning of an organized competition in which participants participate in a series of matches or games against one another. The purpose is to determine the winner. A tournament can also be an event that features a single game, such as a soccer match or a snooker match.
In many individual sports, tournament results over several years may contribute to a player’s ranking. This is particularly true in chess, where a player’s tournament record may be used to determine their world ranking. In team sports, however, a single tournament may constitute the sole ranking system; teams are promoted or relegated from division to division based on their performance in the single competition.
Winning tournaments in Mount and Blade: Bannerlord will reward the player with special gear and a small amount of renown. The items given out are progressively better for higher tier tournaments. The gear rewards are usually from the culture of the city the tournament takes place in, and they range from weapons to horses. Winning tournaments early on in the game can be a good way to quickly strengthen your character and companions through powerful equipment and weapons that would otherwise be difficult or expensive to obtain.
To find a tournament to compete in, players can visit the arena in any town, or they can ask the arena master for more information on the next event. This will always yield two or more tournaments in the nearby area. Alternatively, players can use Battlefy’s tournament filtering tools to narrow their search for a specific event. The filters allow players to select a date, to hide tournaments that have active ladder brackets, and to specify which format they wish to play in.
Some tournaments follow a specific set of rules, often adding elements that complement the official game rules. For example, a tournament might add a rule allowing players to call a shot, or they might allow players to substitute for themselves during the course of a match. In contrast, other tournaments occupy a middle ground, imposing additional rules that neither formally change the game’s official rules nor operate independently of them.