2v2r Season 10 league and ranking


#1

This post was previously named as "New discovery (to me) about 2v2r and 2v2a ranking ladder (was old news)"
Yet this turned out to be my season ten 2v2r history post.

My partner launched 5 simultaneous arranged matches and I followed with 10 random matches. This time around I got much better partners so all future losts can be blamed on poor play, not on lousy partners. Having 15 simultaneous 2v2 games is taxing, so I am afraid that it effects my play, too.
This was the ranking list before those 10 matches were launched:
Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-04-08
1 jesusfuentesh (4 – 1)
2 bawk11 (7 – 3)
3 sdmario (3 – 5)
4 flogue-le (9 – 9)
5 Juslas (1 – 10)
6 Torbreck. (3 – 3)
7 dowkstar (2 – 4)
8 big boss (11 – 7)
9 SupanooK (4 – 6)
10 WojoVaults (19 – 19)

262nd (146-116) lost because of my mistake. Partner sdmario pulled nice move at the bottom of the map while enemy set up the bombshell. I tried to guess if red had savings in order to move bs and boost it, therefore defending my partner to win the match. Then I failed to move runner from spawn to spawn, this rare move was needed to defend our base from immediate threat from red. Felt super stupid afterward- dear partner, I am very sorry.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2sTovgkM

263rd (146-117) lost with Arthurdbco, because of wit inefficient play. This match is short and quite educational, both teams do have good attacks. Winner uses mobi wiser.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2pzIvQsM

264th (147-117) won after moving partners heavy.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2pzIvQoM

265th (148-117) won. It does help being paired with Super Titan against ST paired with Clever. This was nice match with good moves from all parties.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2vbRugoM

266th (149-117) won with Arthurdbco. We had two matches and this time around my chat hints kicked in on time. I thought I was a bit hard in time to time during our two matches, partner begged different, since I got invite to arranged match after this win. The final turn by my partner is all his/her doings. It is a win, but not all of the players can spot it. Well done partner.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2uHEvQsM

Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-04-15
1 rcsum (4 – 1)
2 jesusfuentesh (5 – 5)
3 Juslas (3 – 11)
4 big boss (12 – 7)
5 Torbreck. (3 – 3)
6 bawk11 (7 – 4)
7 flogue-le (9 – 10)
8 sdmario (3 – 7)
9 dowkstar (3 – 6)
10 -PasswordisTaco- (4 – 1)

And we can see that completed matches on ranking list and on my notes do not add up.

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Four hundred 2v2r matches in 5 years
#2

It looks to me that since random matchmaking paired me twice with same player we end up being forced as arranged partners. This is all brand new news to me since I have had numerous times same random partner on simultaneous matches, yet never the matchmaking at server side has forced us as partners.

It is known that player can try to fool 2v2r ranking list by inviting current random partner for a arranged match. This method has been used successfully to enter 2v2r ranking list very high with plenty wins.

Arthurdbco did invite me as a partner. Was invite sent before second match was won, likely. But first match was lost earlier, I doubt invite was sent during our first match. Yet match data on 2v2r list point to that direction. If Arthurdbco invited me as a partner before we lost the first match - no news. If the invite was sent after first or both matches and we got force partnered, well that be interesting.

Also if you turn 2v2r match to arranged by inviting partner during the match to another one, you can get quite a boost to your starting ranking. In my case at least. If I start cold a 2v2a team we get matched against newbies and fluffy first. Exploiting 2v2r system me and my new partner can start with master or super titan opponents.


#3

266th (149-117) minus two means 264th (148-116) since Arthurdbco matches turn out to be arranged against my will.

265th (148-117) lost with sdmario. There was no chatting and match passed by without much love. I have said it numerous times that I shouldn’t play dozen matches simultaneously.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2oqSvAoM
This was our only completed match last week and drop was evident. Fun to see how close the top 4 to 10 is secret ranking wise.
Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-04-22

  1. (new) hifimatlock (4 – 1)
  2. (-1) rcsum (4 – 2) -1
  3. (-1) jesusfuentesh (5 – 6) -1
  4. (+2) bawk11 (9 – 4) +2
  5. (-1) big boss (13 – 7) +1
  6. (+1) flogue-le (11 – 11) 2-1
  7. (-2) Torbreck. (3 – 3)
  8. (-5) Juslas (3 – 12) -1
  9. ( - ) dowkstar (3 – 6)
  10. (-2) sdmario (3 – 8) -1

#4

outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICgxumArQoM
This third completed match with Arthurdbco does not show in OSN. May be it appears thx to this link. Previous two, the lost and won, do show on OSN. They were completed 2 and 3 weeks ago, according to OSN.
The forth match rewarded us a place at master league! That is weird, since there should be 5 placement matches. The reason I searched OSN if I had missed a match. I doubt it, because I was sure we had had only 4 games as partners. And we know OSN is not perfect, it showed some of my recent league matches as friendly, too.
So after our 4th match we were placed to 2v2a master league! While I was still wondering if I care to have a new partner. There is yet to be seen invite to the 5th game. And I was doubting to sent one or accept one if Arthurdbco had sent me one.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg5rGerAkM

After all there was a new discovery- 4 matches were enough to get a placement on league!


#5

@Juslas you probably played a game with Arthur a long time ago or something like that that was a ranked game. That would explain why they counted as arranged games and why you only had to play 4.


#6

Arthurdbco has played from season 6 onwards and besides that I have complete record of all my 2v2 random matches. Cannot find 5th match.
Maybe there is declined match that I was invited to?

And Doodat, you are correct, I previously failed to find the match that took place 7 months ago
http://osn.codepenguin.com/replays/view/ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgIDArcGG6AkM

so no mystery here.
Does this match 7 months ago get deducted from my random ranking points?


#7

266th (148-118) lost. Not to spawn bramble had been wiser, but most likely wouldn’t make any difference.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2uuHqQoM

267th (149-118) won. We succeed to be fast, sounds a bit silly on over 50 turn match that took a month to complete. Race combo felt as disadvantage to us so we went for runner hit opening. At the end mobi proved once again that it has the reach.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2pXcvAoM

Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-04-29

  1. hifimatlock (4 – 2) +1
  2. rcsum (4 – 2)
  3. (returning) BK VII (4 – 2)
  4. bawk11 (11 – 6) 2-2
  5. (+3) Juslas (5 – 13) 2-1
  6. (returning) TheBarrow (1 – 4)
  7. (-4) jesusfuentesh (5 – 10) -4
  8. (-1) Torbreck. (4 – 5) 1-2
  9. (-2) flogue-le (11 – 13) -2
  10. (-5) big boss (13 – 9) -2

And numbers do not add up this time either. There is a fantom match on my last weeks results. I much rather had kept Arthurdbco just a random partner, but we are a arranged team now. One win with Arthurdbco has been counted as a win for 2v2r ranking. But witch one?


#8

Not sure haha, really weird with the arranged and random, would have to ask alex about it.


#9

It looks to me that my 1st match with Arthurdbco 7 months ago counted as random match. And for sure that match counted again as arranged placement match, because I was invited by Arthurdbco. So one match counted twice - for arranged and random leagues. I like to point out that there is no way of me to decline. We were married the second Arthurdbco proposed me, yet I had to wait several days to even see the invitation to the arranged 2v2 match.
That friendly match on OSN is actually a league game - OSN does that sometimes. And not all matches end up in OSN. Most of the games do, but there can be a glitch.
Looks to me I did get two arranged games counted as random - both of them we wins.


#10

Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-05-06
A win got you a step up and a single lost match dropped you a step!
1 hifimatlock (4 - 2)
2 rcsum (4 - 2)
3 (+1) bawk11 (12 - 6) +1
4 (-1) BK VII (4 - 2)
5 Juslas (5 - 13)
6 (+1) jesusfuentesh (5 - 10)
7 (-1) TheBarrow (1 - 5) -1
8 (+2) big boss (14 - 9) +1
9 (-1) Torbreck. (5 - 6) 1-1
10 (returning) Tiecoon (4 - 1) first time at top 10

269th (150-119) lost while 268th is one more win with Arthurdbco counted as random win.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICg2ojolAgM

270th (151-119) won against Arthurdbco with ease (with fluffy partner). Previous was the last of the ten simultaneous matches that turn out to be eight with all the fusswith Arthurdbco.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICgruPkqQoM

Top 2v2 Random Players 2016-05-13
Similar stir than during last week continues on ranking list that is tightly packed.
1 (+1) rcsum (5 – 2) +1
2 (-1) hifimatlock (4 – 3) -1
3 ( - ) bawk11 (13 – 7) 1-1
4 ( - ) BK VII (4 – 3) -1
5 (+3) big boss (16 – 9) +2
6 (-1) Juslas (6 – 14) 1-1
7 (-1) jesusfuentesh (5 – 10)
8 (-1) TheBarrow (1 – 5)
9 ( - ) Torbreck. (5 – 6)
10 ( - ) Tiecoon (4 – 1)

I had no new games for 2016-05-20 ranking list.

271st (151-120) lost due partner timed out. Hate to say, but we had advantage.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICgrr22uAkM

I dropped one place on 2016-05-27 ranking list.
And stayed put on the next week’s list. That is likely the final list of season 10.

2v2r Weekly Elite 2016-06-03 (the last one for season 10)

  1. rcsum (5 – 2)
  2. hifimatlock (4 – 6)
  3. George_13 :^) (6 – 0)
  4. bawk11 (18 – 9)
  5. big boss (19 – 9)
  6. BK VII (5 – 3)
  7. Juslas (6 – 15)
  8. TheBarrow (2 – 6)
  9. HairballRemedy (4 – 3)
  10. sdmario (7 – 11)

272nd (152-120) won with master Tiecoon. This one played smoothly.
outwitters://viewgame?id=ahRzfm91dHdpdHRlcnNnYW1lLWhyZHIVCxIIR2FtZVJvb20YgICgrsG9vAoM

272nd match shouldn’t show on weekly elite list, because season changed on Wednesday, after this match was completed.