there are all kinds of speculations about ranks being proof of skill or on the contrary ranks being nothing close to skill.

i think the best way to settle this is with a battle.

i want to host such a battle and i'm thinking like this:

40 players. 10 for each of the following groups:

2500+

2000-2499

1500-1999

1-1499

players will be divided in 10 groups of 4 players each.

all games will be 4 player standard on all maps.

all the other settings will be random:

seq/freestyle

no cards/flat rate/escalating

adjacent/chained/unlimited

fog/no fog

all participants must have premium. as batches of 10 games will be played at once.

i'm also thinking about adding a maximum rounds limit. if after 30 rounds a game is still not over then that game is considered a loss for everybody.

deadbeats will be removed and replaces with a reserve. each player will have 24 hours to join his game from the moment he receives his pm.

after all the games in the groups are finished we'll have 10 group winners. we count the group winners and see from what area of rank they come. what ever area has more group winners wins.

in case of a tie further games will be played but i doubt this will happen. i mean with all the settings and all the maps surely luck will have very little influence and thus skill should prevail.

btw the winner will get a custom banner for his sig.

participants: (will be added to the list according to points, highest first)

2500+

01. negoeien

02. djt5483

03. Risktaker17

04. DiM

05. AAFitz

06. KingCoolDaddy

07.

08.

09.

10.

2000-2499 - FULL

01. igotaished

02. Godd

03. dragon dor

04. vish

05. dexterdexter

06. hiddendragon

07. ptlowe

08. Arish Babil

09. MaXimVs

10. tahoeskier24

1500-1999 - FULL

01. GoVegan

02. amazzony

03. barterer2002

04. japser_be

05. littlebrother2k7

06. brandoncfi

07. Chadwick31

08. richardgarr

09. GenghisCon

10. klupar

1-1499 - FULL

01. lalaland

02. got tonkaed

03. Herakilla

04. InkL0sed

05. -ShadySoul-

06. rebelman

07. Silvanus

08. Kaplowitz

09. john1099

10. Mr. Gix

Reserves:

1. dcozyslayer

2. JeF

3. jaydog

4. Lufsen75

5. RobinJ

6. schnitzella