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When you want to play in an official tournament you first have to apply at the group page of the tournament (at the group members tab you can select your team and Apply for membership). There are a couple of things that are important to know before applying;
To have the official tournaments run smoothly, everyone playing in them needs to obey the FUMBBL Official Tournament Rules.
Not every team is eligible to play in a specific tournament. On the group page of the tournament there is an eligibility section with the restrictions. These restrictions can be based on division, TW, etcetera. The TW restriction is only in effect for the start of the tournament.
Each tournament has a format specified at the group page. The format consists of the style of the tournament (like Knockout, Round Robin and Swiss) and the schedule (1 week per round, instant start, etcetera) with the deadline. The scheduled tournaments can be found in the calendar. When you apply for a tournament make sure the schedule fits your personal schedule.
When a tournament is started the teams will be seeded randomly and you can see your team is scheduled on your overview page. Important information in playing in official tournaments;
On the tournament page there is a section with the prizes you get for winning the tournament (some tournaments even give cash for advancing a round). Most prizes are automatically added to your team (extra MVP, +FF, extra cash), while some of the more special prizes (extra skills, extra player) require an admin to be put in effect.