A number of users have shown interest in a more equitable Global competition prize distribution. The team is officially considering changing the distribution of prizes at this point. I will be hosting a complete discussion about the proposed changes here. We will be heavily considering the opinions of “Top Players” as they will be most affected by the change.
Proposal: Distribute rewards among the top 10, instead of all for one
Benefit: The ladder is inherently volatile, and it is hard to say one algo is definitively more robust than another. It is possible to hold the #1 spot for a while, but win nothing if you lose in the final hour in the current system.
Downside: The main downside I have seen so far is that players are concerned about multi-accounting. We will be individually verifying the identities of our top 10 users before we distribute prizes. We ultimately believe it will be very difficult for one person to make multiple algos.
Teams are allowed but must submit on a single account.
If anyone has any opinions on this, let us know, and answer this poll.
- We should distribute prizes to reward everyone in the top 10 in some way
- The prize pool should go to #1 only, as originally planned
Distribution proposal: “We need something to stream”
For starters, everyone in the top 10 gets 300$, for 3k total.
A round robin with every player in the top 5 facing every other top 5 player, for a total of 10 games. Every game would reward the winner 600$, for 6k total. The last 1k will be split among the player(s) who won the most games in the round robin.
This is one proposal to get us started. We will have others from the team, and will be taking yours into consideration