Duel Links Meta Tournament Website Redesign

May 8, 2020

by Oscar Perez

Hey guys welcome to another episode on Dodefy. So this episode I will be talking about Duel Links Meta. This website is based on the application Duel Links, a trading card game that is based off the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Top players from all over the world join to compete. This website also community help for new to top players. Dkayed is the founder. He placed 1st Place Global during KC Cup November 2017, 1st Place North America- World Championship Qualifier August 2017, and 2nd Place North America KC Cup March 2017.

Dkayed placed top several times and went to world championship in 2017. Duel Links Meta Problem is registering for tournaments. These are the ways you can pay and register. I found it difficult to follow through. 

Option 1: Subscribe to Twitch, Then Connect Your Discord with Twitch for Automatic Invite 

Option 2: Pay through PayPal and message Gia in Discord. Gia is the owner of the website helper. She then messages people and verifies their payment.

Option 3: Needed to be in the discord community which requires payment. 

I also listed their problems. These problems consist of tournament registrations and instructions.

Problem #1: Problem with handling so many player invites 200+ players in tournament. Manually have to invite every player via a smash gg invite. 

Problem #2: No clear instructions on how to sign up for tournament. This makes it difficult for new players to sign up and have a clear understanding. 

Problem #3: Players don’t want to get headaches going around to where to sign up. Asking constantly about how to sign up for the tournaments. 

Problem #4: Website is unclear and rules are hard to follow. 

I will offer several solutions to their problems. 

Solution: 

Solution #1: A one website portal that allows players to register for tournaments easy. 

Solution #2: This type of form will be useful for that. They will be allowed to sign in through their profile. Then it will detect if the user is a subscriber. Not a developer but did research this. It seemed possible. 

Solution #3: Players will be able to watch Twitch Live streams. This may decrease of users leaving the stream to watch a different stream. This will draw users when Dkayed is Online on Twitch. They can either go directly to Twitch or to the live stream page to watch directly. The Watch page will have Dkayed other videos that require a subscription to watch. This can increase subscription count.

Solution #4: Allow a payment directly here for players to pay here instead of PayPal. Fees for payment gateways will be included for the prize support not to be affected. 

Solution #5: Clearly display benefits for top players and new players. Cash support, chat and discussion. New player help and coaching. 

Solution #6: Page acts like a portal website specific for tournaments and tournament registrations. It can take you back to the actual website on the top right corner. 

I will show you a speed up design of the overall wireframe I came up with. I believe this newly designed website has what it takes to solve their problems. This will have a better user experience for Duel Links Meta. I emailed Duel Links Meta and they seemed interested. I will update you guys if I actually will be working on this or not in the future. Stay tuned and don’t forget too subscribe. 

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