ICCup Elo Event Rating
The ICCup Elo Event Rating is a list published irregularly by the administration of International Cyber Cup since December 2012. It ranks foreign players based on the Elo Number calculated according to their recent performance in individual and team leagues.
The new rating should display the tournament, league and other event performances of the most competitive and notable players, not their ladder games against anonymous users in comparatively unimportant training games. This way the ladder implemented in the server would be used only to find equally skilled opponents, while the Elo Rating would be used to generate a ranking for various events.
How Points are Calculated
The calculation is based on the Elo number, but uses different weighting factors to estimate a player's skill. The weighting factors are the same that were used in the original Battle.net Realms hosted by Blizzard Entertainment. For ever best-of-series the points were calculated in "real time", unlike suggested by the original Elo scheme.
The collection of data only includes tournaments and leagues starting or being hosted after the 31. December 2011. The list includes:
- Gambit's Cup 3 (starting from week nine)
- Altitude Nation Wars (starting from Semi Finals)
- Defiler Tour 33 to Defiler Tour 48
- Defiler Tour Plantronics
- 7x Decennary Tournament
- Sas Tour 1
- Defiler Russian Tour
- Sas Tour 2
- MMM Tour 1, MMM Tour 2, MMM Tour 3
- BWMN Open
- Defi Mini Tour 1 to Defi Mini Tour 10
- Defi Midi Tour 1
- sas Festive Tournament
- ICCup Clan League Tournament December 2012
- sas Tournament 2 Qualifier
- Teamliquid Legacy Starleague
- SBWI Nation Wars
Tournaments and leagues that had only restricted access, like the Russian King of the Hill or Netwars Cup 1 and Netwars Cup 2, or events that used exotic game modes like the Xsplit Random Invitational or Defi Mini Tour 8 were not added.
- Smurf accounts are a recurring problem for the calculation, especially for poorly covered tournaments
- Inactivity isn't covered by the Elo number well. The Event Rating team solved this issue by dropping out players, who did not participate in one of the listed events for more than two months or fifteen events, depending on the number of events per observed time frame
- numbers last updated: 16.01.2013