fraac
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Country Scotland
Signed Up November 7, 2015
Last Posted July 1, 2017 at 2:28 PM
Posts 216 (0.3 per day)
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#19 123 vs. BP – Contenders Season Zero Europe Playoffs Semis in Matches

I stop watching Overwatch for a few weeks and Dennia is top tier.

posted 3 weeks ago
#39 Editorial: This test run is unacceptable in News

harsha, I don't know how, but you've written a good article.

posted 3 weeks ago
#40 Blizzard releases avalanche of World Cup rosters in News

Don't ethnic Russians think of themselves as Russian? That's what the Crimean attaché told me anyway.

posted 1 month ago
#127 USA vs. CAN – Twitch Showmatch in Matches

I think the bastion tilted them so now they're "messing around haha".

posted 1 month ago
#72 USA vs. CAN – Twitch Showmatch in Matches

Will these be the final teams or just trialists? Haven't been following.

posted 1 month ago
#9 HARBLEU from NRG? in General Discussion

Surely this team gets dropped soon.

posted 1 month ago
#15 Dafran, Selfless, Throwing, Witch Hunts and r/COW in General Discussion

Just ban or low-priority his account of whatever Blizzard do, no need for drama. Obviously he's a complete bell-end but that hardly makes him unique.

posted 1 month ago
#7 CLG vs. Chipmunks – Contenders Season Zero North America OQ2 Quarter in Matches

Ah, they didn't make it in the playoff. Watching this team is by far the best thing in competitive Overwatch, imo.

posted 1 month ago
#7 Rogue vs. eUnited – TaKeOver 2 GF in Matches

First season of OWL better include lots of Korean teams or it's looking like a tier 2 affair.

posted 1 month ago
#5 C9 vs. Riders – TaKeOver 2 LR2 in Matches

Is it movi star or movie star? Is it swoosh or cwoosh?

posted 1 month ago
#3 Top 8 Teams who made it for Overwatch Contenders in General Discussion

Which team is Seagull's?

posted 1 month ago
#2 Misfits vs. Hammers – TaKeOver 2 Groups B in Matches

Cool that Bren and Sideshow are carrying their form into a new arena, they already seem top tier.

posted 1 month ago
#4 Blizzard just announced the Overwatch Contenders in General Discussion

Interesting list of countries allowed. No SK or China obviously, also no Montenegro.

No Mexico in NA. Bad luck Dcop.

posted 2 months ago
#32 KDP vs. Rogue – OGN APEX Season 3 Regular Season Group A in Matches

Just shut down Western Overwatch until OWL. Seagull leading the way as usual.

posted 2 months ago
#22 Site update 1st May - Rankings in Site Discussion

Problem is a lack of connectivity. If you imagine a network of blood vessels, you need sufficient capillaries to get the right amount of blood to all the smaller nodes/teams, and when you only have a few big veins linking disparate organs you end up with the tenth best Korean team rated close to the tenth best Chinese team, and no natural way within the system to fix that. You can rate each team manually to begin with (not actually cheating) so it starts off looking intuitively correct.

#20 Propagation is an interesting thought. It would also propagate errors. I think it would have the effect of changing the time scale without addressing the connectivity problem (and it would be confusing for teams who like to have clear targets to aim for). Might be​ worthwhile though, to deal with regions shifting relative strength. You can arbitrarily set the best Chinese team equal to the eighth Korean team, the best NA to the fourth best Korean, etc, then turn on the machine and it'll look fine for a while as they mostly play within their regions, but it'll fail to capture a regional surge, like gosugamers with Korea. So I like that idea.

If an Elo system works then it's a self-correcting network, so you can test it by giving it dodgy starting values and feeding it results, see how quickly it tends towards correctness. And if it doesn't work then you want it to look like it works for as long as possible, because who cares, it's just entertainment.

posted 2 months ago
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