Seton's Clutch Tournament Best team of 2023

@pmbmize said in Seton's Clutch Tournament Best team of 2023:

Chisato,
I thought that Syndicus was wanting to host a Setons Tourney that wasn't a total Stack like the last one. So setting the rating cap lower allows for this. I mean honestly where do the average players fit in? I don't want to play another Tourney where the players are rated 2300/2000/1800/1700, this doesn't allow room for us plebs.
Honestly if I am gonna just throw away $50 and 8hrs time for sure. Why not buy some lottery tickets go to the bar and get drunk.

6600 allows for a 2300ish, 2 1500ish players and a 1300. Doesn't this sound like more FUN? It does to me. I even put money down to prove it.
If you want a 2k+ Setons tourney host your own and put some money up.

Just my 2cents worth

Mizer

100% fine, i just think the post title shouldn't be called "best team of 2023". obviously this tournament isn't gonna determine the best team of 2023 if there's a rating cap involved

its just a little misleading, could be why yudi was trying to remove the rating cap

"Exception: If player has over 2000 rating, player will be max rated at 2000."

seems a bit much or nah?

“I would like to participate in the tournament. Can you assign me to a team or something? Or does anyone want me on their team 🙂 (2k rank)

open to play, 2k rank

@chisato As discussed with Farms, it is difficult to find the sweet spot in which both levels of players (Moderate and Pro) are able to play at the competitive level (rating wise). The idea here is to include more than just the pros. As well as to avoid such team, stomping down the others due to a large skill gap (ex: stacked 2K teams), which is why the 6600 is justified. Simply put, the tournament is hosted for a greater amount of players in the FAF community!

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@deli I don't think so to be completely honest. I think when you hit 2K, you've hit a barrier of how much skill is possessed by that player. Of course this is subjective to what types of maps are played (Ex. 2K dual gapper vs 2K TMM player). It isn't as dramatic until you reach like 2500 because in that regard, in order to have possessed that many points, that player would have had to win multiple games against other 2Ks to be able to gain points going past, which would show superior skill. As you may know there are not as many players that achieve 2500. I think allowing 2100,2200,2300 to be considered 2000 is fine.

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@waffelznoob Relax its just the name of the tourney, you're still the best bully XD

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@Syndicus Cortana is a reference to the Halo Universe btw, not Windows AI assistance helper.

Many thanks.

@cortana

LOL

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Syndicus

Sign me up. and add another $50 from me. For a total of $100.

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Sign up if a team has a spot

Team Friendship-And-Gaming needs a 2k and 1500 rated team mates. Anyone interested?

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@syndicus said in Seton's Clutch Tournament Best team of 2023:

@deli I don't think so to be completely honest. I think when you hit 2K, you've hit a barrier of how much skill is possessed by that player. Of course this is subjective to what types of maps are played (Ex. 2K dual gapper vs 2K TMM player). It isn't as dramatic until you reach like 2500 because in that regard, in order to have possessed that many points, that player would have had to win multiple games against other 2Ks to be able to gain points going past, which would show superior skill. As you may know there are not as many players that achieve 2500. I think allowing 2100,2200,2300 to be considered 2000 is fine.

In my opinion, as 2000 global, there is quite a lot of difference between 1900-2100/(some 2.2ks) and players that are 2300+.

It's similar to the difference between 1800 players and 2000. There are exceptions though since you have overrated and underrated players. But generally speaking, this holds somewhat true.

It seems daft to cap and define 2000+ players as just 2000 players. By your own admission, a player who hits 2000 has hit the ultimate ability and skill possible in the game, which is not true. As you also point out, if a player manages to acquire 2500 rating, they have broken your previous assumption about skill caps. And assuming that said 2500 has acquired such a rating via beating 2000 rated players is wrong. Take the player Sid as an example. Or my clanmate Leader with 3600 global rating. He did not achieve such a rating by slaughtering hordes of 2300-2600 rated players.

These are of course exceptions.

I don't think it's fine to consider 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400 and 2500 rated players as 2000 players. Some players of those ratings may in fact be closer to 2000 ability in reality, but when you get to 2200 and certainly 2300 and above they are most definitely not like 2000 players.

It should be fine to include these players of 2100+ rating with their actual displayed global ratings. It just means their teammates will be of somewhat lower quality when making up the 6600 team skill ceiling.

The point of the rating ceiling in prior tournaments was to enable a high level tournament without having it simply be combining 2 of the top 5 as the winning team. Since 1800+ is the general level where everyone is familiar with everyone else for general games, the intent was to have a rating cap that stops Yudi and Farm from being, for example, an autowin 2v2 team yet not forcing them to partner with a random 1500 they have no experience with because that isn’t the type of player commonly played with at that level. So for 2v2 we had a 4100 rating cap with people maxing out at like 2200 rating as a ceiling. This was doing something like saying bully equates to yudi/farm in a 2v2. This enabled farm/tagada/yudi to play with a 1700-1800 rather than a 1500-1600 at the time.

This tournament, however, is saying briang equates to yudi/farm. Likewise it doesn’t actually stop any autowin since farm/yudi could still play along with a random 1700-1800 they are familiar with and have an 800 that has the objective of dying in mid. Really both the 1800 and 800 can play aggressive in mid with the intent to die and let the other two inherit the base. IIRC this was basically the general gameplan during the last tournament from Yudi’s team.

The rating minimum does more for halting autowin stacks; I’d probably even move it up since 800s in a tournament is just asking for immediate base donations. But the rating ceiling doesn’t do much because in the end, the rating cap is too small to enable people to play with largely familiar players.

That’s my take on it anyway.

If you want to promote diverse teams, I would suggest - every team needs to fit into one of these two rating caps:

Player 1: Unlimited rating
Player 2: up to 2000 rating max
Player 3: up to 1800 rating max
Player 4: up to 1600 rating max

or

Player 1: 2100 max
Player 2: 2000 max
Player 3: 1900 max
Player 4: 1800 max

The first kind of cap would allow JT and Mizer and Syndicus to be on competitive teams with the highest-rated players, without having a Yudi + Foley type of stack. (Allowing a Yudi + Foley on the same team would ruin the tournament by making only 1 team viable to win). The second kind of cap would allow other high-rated players to be competitive against a team led by Yudi or Foley.

Not sure how the game would play out, myself, but what if the 800 draws the air slot? Player walks mid after building fac and com bombs?

@cortana said in Seton's Clutch Tournament Best team of 2023:

In my opinion, as 2000 global, there is quite a lot of difference between 1900-2100/(some 2.2ks) and players that are 2300+.

Seconding this. Most of the >2.3k players are just significantly better than me at my 2k.

sign up fedorafreak (1500) for Team Friendship-And-Gaming, if Mize the legend will take me.

@Cortana @FtXCommando @CheeseBerry Thanks for your inputs for the tournament. I think I now have a more general understanding of what is to be adjusted here. I have adjusted the minimum rating to be 1000 rating and have adjusted the ceiling to be 2300 rating. If you have any ideas on or changes for what I adjusted please send me your suggestions.

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