You can get them the following way:
- perform certain in-game actions (you can learn which ones are needed by pressing the tournament icon).
- receive points as a reward.
- exchange (there are special machines, where you can exchange certain resources for tournament points).
If several players get the same number of points, the one, who earned them first, will be placed higher in the leaderboard. In case several players have 0 points, the ones that were added to the cohort earlier will be placed higher.
As there can be more than one active tournament at the same time, it is important to remember that each tournament has its own type of points. Please pay attention to what type of points each tournament requires, as they are not interchangeable and the points earned in one tournament won't be added to another.
When a tournament ends, all points reset to 0.