Since I was asked about statistical data on past VtES European Championships, regarding the distribution of game wins and timeouts, I dug up the Archons (ExcelSheets) from the ECs in Palma de Mallorca (2009), Paris (2010) and Warsaw (2011). After adding up the results from all the different tournaments (Legendary Vampire, Last Chance Qualifier, Day 1, Day 2 and First Chance Qualifier), the summary for these tournaments look like this:
As you can see, despite some suggestions given on VEKN.net, there’s no trend towards less game wins. It’s even interesting to notice how similar the distribution of GWs are over the past three EC tournaments. At most, you can see see a very slight trend towards more timeouts (last column in the table above), but this could also very well to be within the normal statistical deviation. After all, the data proves only how individual impressions can lead to false conclusions which are not founded on the actual data.
Two remarks regarding the base data:
- The data from Prague is missing the Legendary Tournament (the format was introduced in 2010 in Paris).
- I am only counting the five player games in order to have more comparable results.
Update: On November 28th, I have added the missing data from the Paris FCQ tournament.