Post-MLG / Pre-EVO Ranking Ladder Update!

MLG Spring Championships were this past weekend (as well as East Coast Throwdown 4) and the results are in! Congratulations to Keev for taking yet another MLG Championships (and Woahhzz for taking yet another East Coast tournament). With the results in the record books, the ranking ladder has been recalculated to reflect the new standings.

However, doing some research on the rankings, I'm seeing a few "quirks"; I wouldn't say they are "bugs", because the quirks are actually by design. They actually show not only the strengths of certain players, but explain a few "slights" people may believe exist in the current system.

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The first think you may see is that Keev has rocketted up from fourth to first place. How did he get such a huge jump after only one event? Simple, he has not yet reached the event limit, which right now is 5. Since before MLG, he only had 3 events recorded, he had no other performances to replace; he was going to gain a 100% boost from MLG. In this case, his score went from 2625 to 3625.

The crazy thing is, he is currently ranked #1 with only 4 events recorded! With the current system, the max score a player can achieve is a perfect 5000, if they win 5 majors in a row. Since Keev has only attended 4 majors, his score could be at most 4000. But as you can see, he only has a 3625/4000. Which means not only is he beatable, he has been beaten several times in the past.

So what is this "slight" I am talking about? Well in the system, there is a player who has won every major he has attended; including those that Keev attended. He is the ONLY player in the ladder with a "perfect" score. But he is only ranked 14th... that would be: Omega. Why isn't Omega ranked higher? Because he has only been to two events, the max score he could achieve is 2000; which he has.

Even if Omega comes and destroys the competition at EVO next month, he will only earn a 1000 point boost to his final score bringing him to a perfect 3000. If Omega wins, and Keev manages somehow to get dead last, Keev will still be ranked higher. While this is a "quirk" to the ranking system, it is by design. The ranking system is scaled to prevent score padding by high attendance, but at the same time, it punishes those who don't attend enough events.

Doing some theoretical numbers based on the ladder, unless Keev is unable to make it into top 5 at EVO, it would be impossible for anyone to dethrone him in the current standings. Since he has only attended 4 events, he will gain a 100% boost of the points from EVO. If he gets top 5, there will be no one who can reach his score of 4125+; even if they manage to win.

Below is a chart of player's scores if they win EVO. If each of these players win, these will be their final scores. These are the ONLY players who can possibly dethrone Keev.
  • Age_of_Truth (UK) - 3930
  • Woahhzz (PA, USA) - 4050
  • Hawkeye (IL, USA) - 3875
  • Ramon (NY, USA) - 3785
  • RTD (GA, USA) - 3750
  • LostProvidence (IL, USA) - 3750
Keev's score is currently 3625. Below is a list of his possible scores depending on his results at EVO:
  • 1st - 4625
  • 2nd - 4500
  • 3rd - 4375
  • 4th - 4250
  • 5th - 4125
  • 7th - 4000
Of course, there are based on CURRENT standings. Remember that there are majors between now and EVO... so I can image that the player who wins CEO (which I expect Omega to show up to) will get a significant boost to their score before EVO.
 
Jason Axelrod

Comments

The point isn't who's wrong or right. By all means, you have every right to bitch. But how much is getting accomplished by doing it here? I doubt Namco cares about a few topics being overran with your anger. If you want to do something, blow up FilthyRich's Twitter or something the same way you've been blowing up topics here, do a podcast or something and send it to all the FGC sites, or just write a really good email. I'm sure you can find the people to help (you have quite the group of fanboys), so you can make a little noise.
 
The point isn't who's wrong or right. By all means, you have every right to bitch. But how much is getting accomplished by doing it here? I doubt Namco cares about a few topics being overran with your anger. If you want to do something, blow up FilthyRich's Twitter or something the same way you've been blowing up topics here, do a podcast or something and send it to all the FGC sites, or just write a really good email. I'm sure you can find the people to help (you have quite the group of fanboys), so you can make a little noise.
Man have you read my posts?, i have done almost all that, but hey its cool, ill let my fanboys deal with it -_____-
 
Yeah, I read them, but, like thugish said, keep bugging them until shit gets done. Hell, had I known, I would've asked Filthy in Anaheim for you.
 
fanboys?? the players from DR have known each other including norman from SCII and before, he asked for help, that's what friends do right? help each other,
 
Sorry for double post...but.............anyways. Omega do you know if Keev or Akire got the payment? if they did I think is time to start some srs flame against namco.
Nothing. Namco say to that it will take many time for being payed, so we've to wait.
 
Please erase my posts, about time Rich answered, lets see what he has to say, Jaxel you can take me off the ladder, im not going to be attending tourneys for a while, Keep up the good work.
 
fanboys?? the players from DR have known each other including norman from SCII and before, he asked for help, that's what friends do right? help each other,
That's definitely not what I'm talking about. Calm down, boss.
 
He's not the one to be speaking to when it comes to ppl gettin paid. Forgot what his name was, maybe Jason? but I had to nag on him for weeks so I could get paid. You gotta do the same lolo!
Yeah I don't think Dr. Dogg should have gone to MLG Anaheim if he still needs to pay off DEV winners...
Just saw this...

1. As Thugish mentioned, I help to run DEV, but I have absolutely nothing to do with the prize money.

2. Because none of the prize money comes out of my pocket, I am free to do as I please when it comes to my money. If you think otherwise, feel free to PM me about it instead of talking backhandedly like this.

3. Robb has been paying people every chance he gets. There was $40k to be made up as of the end of DEV 2011. You notice there hasn't been an announcement of DEV 2012? Robb isn't going to hold another one until he has everyone paid back, but $40k doesn't just magically appear.

He's paid back quite a lot of money at this point, but he's still no where near $40k. It's a gradual process because it's coming out of his own pocket. It has nothing to do with nagging him more.

yep that's exactly it! Keep on him! Ask em why it seems to happen every year! That's one of the reasons why I didn't go last year.
DEV 2011 was the 7th year the tournament has run. Before 2010 there were zero issues with payments. In 2010 the payment issues were minor and dealt more with Robb not trusting people to deliver money to the Koreans. This year it was a major sponsor backing out at the last minute.

With the amount of communication Robb has provided, it's a shame you people feel the need to talk about it here instead of either directing questions to me or going straight to Robb. We have no problem discussing the issues, but it's much harder to find these posts if you don't direction your concerns to the proper people... >_>