First, I really like the auto-competitions this season!
Second, I realize there is no prize money on the line so my query is purely from a diagnostic sense
W1 Bronze winner was Max K’s Spinach 50. That week, he was the only player promoted to silver.
W2 Bronze winner was Felix’s S5_test4. 2 other players were promoted to silver with them - Yumpy (top 8), and Raptors2019 (top 8).
This week, acshikh won the bronze and promoted all the way to gold. Three others were promoted to silver.
You’ve mentioned before that in your “Fully Placed” format everyone gets points each week from their wins which is what can lead to players being promoted without a first place finish. So looking closer at the promotions this week, I can see:
Acshih’s path that skipped silver was
1st place => promoted directly to gold.
Mirage’s path was
top 8 => promoted to silver.
FireDDD’s path was
top 16 => promoted to silver.
TheNikster’s path was
out in the first round,
top 4 => promoted to silver.
Now for me, I finished
2nd place - yet I am still in the bronze tier.
Also, it looks like Yumpy’s first competition was Bronze Week two, they placed in the
top 8, and then were promoted to silver despite not participating in week one?
Without any insight into your algorithm, are these results expected?