The organizers of the EC 2011 (thanks Marcin!) were so kind to give me the Archon ExcelSheets containing the tournament results from the EC 2011. I have collected/aggregated the different game win types (i.e. game win with 5 VPs, 4 VPs, etc.)
The percentage of timeouts (which does not necessarily mean there wasn’t game win):
- LV — 53,33%
- LCQ — 21,84%
- Day 1 — 38,67%
- Day 2 — 54,17%
- FCQ — 49,25%
The number of timeouts during the Legendary Vampire & Day 1 tournament are (in my experience) is what you can expect when such a number of high quality players (and decks) are present, I find the number of timeouts in the Last Chance Qualifier and even more so in the First Chance Qualifier rather high. Without having seen the contents of the decks I wouldn’t attribute it to excessive table talk, but the bloat capability of the decks (i.e. the use of Villein). I would be nice to actually have the average number of Villein (or similar cards) in the decks.