Zoom Tournament Basics

Quizbowl tournaments played over Zoom are similar to classes and other virtual meetings held on Zoom. Players, coaches and tournament staff join a Zoom meeting set up by the tournament director. They’ll be assigned to breakout rooms where the matches take place. After each match, they’re moved back into the main meeting room to wait for assignment to the next match.

In a Zoom tournament, everyone connects via audio and video. The moderators will read questions like in an in-person quizbowl match. Players will use the chat feature in Zoom to type “buzz” to buzz in. They can collaborate via voice or text on bonuses.