Alright, time for the big one! A look at Gencon Indy 2012. This included the 7 singles tournaments, but not the Team Tournament.
A total of 186 players with 197 factions played 417 games.
|Faction||# armies||% armies|
|Legion of Everblight||11||6%|
|Protectorate of Menoth||28||14%|
|Retribution of Scyrah||9||5%|
Fairly remarkable results. While Mercs are very underrepresented, Khador and particularly Protectorate of Menoth were uncommonly popular. Any reason for this in the meta, or just a coincidence?
The red bars are confidence intervals for each faction’s performance so far in 2012.
|Legion of Everblight||48%||15%|
|Protectorate of Menoth||56%||9%|
|Retribution of Scyrah||42%||14%|
Khador and Menoth were the overachievers here, while Cygnar fell far short of the norm, with win rate of about 1 in 3.
Trollbloods were the best performers, winning almost 2 out of every 3 games.
Let’s once again look at how the Top 25% of players did.
|Legion of Everblight||3||6%|
|Protectorate of Menoth||11||22%|
|Retribution of Scyrah||2||4%|
Gee. You might have noticed from that graph that Khador and Menoth seem to be rather conspicuously present among the top 25%. Calculation, or was it just a lot of good players of these factions showing up?
Well, all those Menoth and Khador players certainly got a good result, with win rates around 70%, but so did a number of other factions. The field at GenCon seemed to find that truly excellent Circle players had the most potential out of all the factions.
Once again, Cryx scores highest among the unwashed multitudes, but is unremarkable in the top tiers of competition.
Finally, the breakdown of each faction’s result against the others, and the amount of times they faced one another: