The organizers of the VtES European Championship 2013 (thanks to Isak, Randal and Ivan in particular) were so kind to give me the Archon ExcelSheets containing the tournament results of the EC 2013. I have collected/aggregated the different game win types (i.e. game win with 5 VPs, 4 VPs, etc.). This is the same as I did in for the EC 2011 and EC 2012.
For better comparison here are some graphs for the different tournaments:
The percentage of timeouts (which does not necessarily mean there wasn’t game win) for the individual tournaments:
- NC — 50.00%
- LCQ — 36.17%
- Day 1 — 18.64%
- Day 2 — 37.50%
- FCQ — 38.10%
What is quite interesting to see is that the “trend” (or slump”) of last year’s EC to less gamewins, was flipped over. Last year’s EC there 33% of the games without a gamewin, whereas this year the rate dropped to a staggering 23%. Especially the Day 2 tournament, usually notorious for few gamewins, had this year only 21% of these games. I guess, this is due to the number of more aggressive decks (especially bleed decks) present at the Day 1 and 2 tournaments.
The metagame of Day 1 was especially fast and furious. The percentage of timeouts (18.65%) was the lowest recorded, and at the same time the percentage of games with gamewins (83.05%) was the highest ever recorded. Also quite interesting to note, is that the while the games without gamewins dropped dramatically, the average percentage of timeouts (35,33%) is the same range as with the previous ECs. This can be explained, by the fact that even if games timed out, it was often the case at a given table a player already had 2 VPs (and a few times even 3 VPs) when the game ended.
Take note that in the above statistics only games with 5 players were used. Also the number of games (these statistics are based on) was significantly less than the previous ECs.