Our first week of competition is finished! First off, I'd like to thank you all for your participation. I think it was a great success.
That's not to say there weren't any issues. I screwed up several people's class selections and bans and I apologize for that. This is a very manual process for me right now so unfortunately, chances are that mistakes like that will keep happening. You can help by checking my work and alerting me to any errors.
I also notice that most of the matches were pretty one-sided. I know getting blown out isn't much fun but don't get discouraged! I actually expected this to happen this week for a few reasons. The first is that our initial PR scores are based off of ladder performance, which in many cases isn't a very accurate measure of a player's ability. This is going to get better, however, as the PR scores adjust week to week. Another cause of bad match-ups is our relatively small player pool. Ideally, we'll have good amount of players of all levels. Right now, we're quite top heavy with many more legend and high level players than newer players. In hearthstone term, our curve is too high. As we add players and teams in following seasons, our curve will even out. Combine that with more accurate PR scores and I'm confident that we will see matches getting more and more competitive as we progress.
We have one more week one match to complete and as soon as that's done, I'll finish posting the week two match-ups. Speaking of week two, the week two class selections will be due on Wednesday Feb 18. Bans will be due on Friday, Feb 19, and week 2 matches will be Saturday, Feb 20.
I'm on vacation this week so I should have a little more time to work on the site. My main goal is to get the rules sections much more fleshed out out and detailed. If anyone has any suggestion for other improvements, I'd be glad for the feedback. I hope everyone has a nice weekend!
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