DashFight T7 Rankings Methodology (Beta)
Why did we decide to create our own ranking system? Well, the first ranking on DashFight was a compilation of Tekken 7 world rankings from other platforms. There were some issues that drew reasonable criticism from players. Then they told us, “Folks, have your own rankings!”. So, now we have it, Tekken 7 player rankings. Everyone wants to know who is the best Tekken player, however, we think that this version of DashFight rankings was developed to determine the most active and competitive player in T7.
This is the beta version of DF Rankings, and It is important to say that this is our first attempt at ranking players. So, we’re going to improve our rankings, considering the data needed for more accurate estimation.
Our Rankings are ordered by years and regions. So far, we’ve calculated rankings for 2020 and 2021. There is no global leaderboard for all years.
What are DF points?
DF points define a player’s place in our ranking. We give points based on two things:
- Tournament Tiers, defined by many factors.
- Players’ Placements in the given tournaments during the year.
To assign tournament tiers, we took into account tournament formats, local/regional/global status, number of participants, prestige and more. We have consulted with pro players and revised according to their feedback. So, DashFight’s tier list for tournaments goes like this:
- Tier 1 — Global
- Tier 1 — Regional
- Tier 1 — National
- Tier 2 — Global
- Tier 2 — Regional
- Tier 2 — National
- Local / Community
The players are then awarded points based on their tournament placements, adjusted to the tier. We looked at the traditional sports approach to points distribution and used it as an example. You can see the result in the table:
|1st place||2nd place||3rd place||4th place||5-6 place||7-8 place||9-16 place||16-32 place||32-64 place||64-128 place|
|Tier 1. Global||2000||1300||780||600||430||340||240||130||70||10|
|Tier 1. Regional||1500||974||583||448||320||254||179||97||52||7|
|Tier 1. National||1000||649||389||299||214||170||120||56||35||5|
|Tier 2. Global||600||390||234||180||129||102||72||39||21||3|
|Tier 2. Regional||500||325||195||150||107||85||60||32||17||2|
|Tier 2. National||400||260||156||120||86||68||48||26||14||2|
|Local / Community||200||130||78||60||43||34||24||13||7||1|
For example, 240 points for places 9-16 in Tier 1 — Global means that each participant in this range earns 240 DF points.
‘I can’t find a specific player on your ranking’
As previously mentioned, in our rankings we look into player’s historic results. Big tournaments have a great impact on the rankings as they grant the most points, like EVO top participation and Tekken world tour standings. However, we can still miss on some events. Our methodology is not perfect, so this might happen due to the small number of tournaments a player has participated in or some events that we overlooked. Also, DF Rankings show only TOP 100 Tekken 7 players at the moment, but we'll include more players in the future. If it is not the case, just keep in mind that this is our first step, and we’ll update the logic in the future and try to fix the issue.
How often are DF rankings updated?
DF rankings will be recalculated each time a new tournament from the given year is added to our platform.
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