As a followup to the previous post, here’s some statistical data on past four 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), Warsaw (2011) and Budapest (2012). After adding up the results from all the different tournaments (Legendary Vampire/Nations Cup, Last Chance Qualifier, Day 1, Day 2 and First Chance Qualifier), the summary for these tournaments look like this:
As you see this year there was a downturn for game wins, and a significant one, too. Game wins with 5 VPs almost disappeared, at the same time the number of games without game wins increased significantly (plus 3.6%). The question is what the reason for this change towards less game wins has happened, and if this constitutes the beginning of trend. One reason could be that the players are more willing to split the table 2-2-1, which would be in alignment with the drop of timeouts (down 3.8%) in EC 2012 when compared to the EC 2012.
One remark regarding the base data:
- I am only counting the five player games in order to have more comparable results.