Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Update on MPDC League

The first three weeks of the MPDC League are now in the books, and overall things continue to go well. However, there are a few small items of note that I wanted to take this opportunity to touch on.

First, CHAOSBLACKDOOM has created a Discord channel for our league. I don't know how many of you use Discord, but if you do, definitely check it out here.

Second, when filling out the results form, it is very important to make sure that your username and the name of your opponent are both spelled correctly. When I go to tabulate the results, I will sort by the username, and if there are different spellings of your name, it can be easy to miss some of your results. While I have been able to catch most of these, one in particular did mess up this week's results. Fortunately, it didn't impact the prizes, but it still meant that this particular player didn't initially get their right score. So please double-check each result form before you submit it!

Third, there has been a request for access to each week's form so that players can track shifts in the metagame. Right now only the scoreboard for the current week is available. I hope to work on this later this week. All the data is saved; it's just a matter of how to make it available in the right way.

Finally, there have been a few questions about tiebreakers. Week 3's results are a great example of how they work. When two or more players have the same score, the first thing I do is calculate the match win percentage for each of their opponents. These are then averaged to determine the Opponent's Match Win Percentage. Should those numbers end up identical, I next calculate the percentage of games each player won by adding up the total numbers of games (not matches) played and how many of those were won. This then gives me the Player Game Wins Percentage. And while I don't expect to ever have to use this, should that result be the same, I would then determine the Opponent's Game Win Percentage as the final tiebreaker.

Thanks to everyone who has participated in the league!

1 comment:

  1. gwyned can u please post the top 4 of each week and make comments, if possible? i enjoyed the way you did that on the past seasons