Updates to the match charts ● ESEA Weeks 6 & 7 ● ETF2L Playoffs ● ETF2L High Grand Final ● Ozfortress Playoffs ● AsiaFortress Weeks 1 & 2 ● Overview of Rankings movements
Sorry about the delay since the last post. After being away for a week I spent a while catching up on VoDs and making sure I had all the matches I missed on record.
Updates to the match charts
The revisions to this ranking system as detailed a couple of weeks ago are still in place, and in addition to that I’ve made a couple of little additions to the match graphics you’ll see below.
These relate to the MVPs section in the bottom-right. This section is completely unrelated to the rankings and is only there as an aid in pointing out what players may have stood out the most in the match. The formula I use to generate the four top players of the match (which has a degree of subjectivity to it, which is why it doesn’t affect the rankings) spits out numbers behind the scenes to approximate how well each player did in the match. Previously those numbers weren’t shown, but now each MVP has this number displayed next to their name as a percentage. The figure itself doesn’t really have a specific meaning, but it can be taken as a measure of how well the listed players delivered in relation to their peers.
In brackets next to each of the four names is the number of times in the last 500 matches that the player has made an appearance in the MVPs section.
The MVPs box is fundamentally less fair than the very basic gilding system that decides the rankings. You’ll find that roamers don’t tend to make appearances there as often as others because they generally get out-shone damage-wise by the players on other roles. Its value is mostly in spotlighting players who produced the most noteworthy numbers in the match, and offering an alternative measure of talent. For example, the rankings currently find Habib and Bdonski to be pretty much equal based on what it’s seen in the past 500 matches. In the same time-frame, though, Habib has made 28 appearances in the MVP box whereas Bdonski has managed it 41 times.
ESEA Weeks 6 & 7
Gnomercy forfeited their match against Froyotech.
ETF2L High Grand Final
AsiaFortress Weeks 1 & 2
It seems there are no logs available for the Week 1 match between Muscle Revolution Reborn and This Team
Overview of Rankings movements
Since I first previewed this revised rankings list about a week-and-a-half ago, there have been only small movements at the top of the tables. Back then, Geoh was in sixth place behind YWL but he’s since drawn level with the No Safeword player as equal-best Aussie. Elmo moved up from tenth to sixth for a while before he later slipped back to eighth.
TEAM FORTRESS 2 (aka Xiao), almost certainly Asia’s best team, have found much success in the opening couple of weeks of AsiaFortress, and their roamer Cloverella has climbed up from 18th to 12th as a result. He’s now ranked above Teejay as Asia’s best player. The team itself remain ranked eighth in the world.
In fact, nothing has really changed among the world’s top ten teams. The only positional change has been among ninth and tenth, with Lowpander falling slightly behind Svift.
Since the new rankings revisions, SE7EN have always been a whisker ahead of Froyotech. Jasmine Tea remain third in the world, and No Safeword have just about held on to their advantage over the newly-rebranded Ascent, but that may not last for long if they get soundly beaten in the Ozfortress final.
Scizor is ranked higher than ever now, despite the newly-expanded scope of the rankings. He’s currently 53rd after peaking at 51st a little earlier on. This means he’s considered to be Velocity’s best player.
Velocity overtook Faint Gaming around the time they beat the latter in a recent match, however a solid performance by Faint against Lunatik eSports proved lucrative enough for them to sneak back in front in the rankings for now.
Supa Strikas have had a bit of a roller coaster ride over the last couple of weeks. Their initial ranking was built upon half of its players (who were unknown to the rankings at the time) having the default 0/0 score which at the moment is about 450. When they lost their opening match against Xiao, those unknown players started their TF2Metrics careers ungilded, meaning their scores dropped from the default placement to about 180. This left Supa Strikas as, barely, the lowest-ranked team of all.
The following week they became Cookie Monster’s first opponent of the season, and this time it was the latter who came in with half of their players unknown, and therefore sporting the default score. That’s why the projection machine expected Supa Strikas to lose. In truth, Supa Strikas beat their adversaries overall and four of them were gilded, launching the team back up the rankings list to 24th – higher than where they started.
After the ETF2L High Grand Final, Loli Squad and ★★★½ are back on the rankings list. Their scores are almost equal, and they’ve been placed a short distance behind Nunya, close to Lunatik eSports.