It is fairly hard to provide an interesting story that comes with the complicated statistics. So, we are skipping this step and letting the community to tell the story itself. Here we will be compiling spreadsheets with tournament data, regardless of size. The community can freely browse the sheets, and see various statistical facts like Civ Selection, Map Preferences, popular MatchUps and even aging times. Below I am including the links to the Google Sheets. This is a on-going project so if you have ideas, thoughts, feedback, or if you want to contribute yourselves, feel free to share it either here or personally to me
ESOC Best Maps Showdown 2019 Statistics
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1) Players like to play on Kamchatka, Florida and Pampa which is why these maps weren't veto'd a lot.
Players don't like to play on Trash Desert, High Plains and New England.
My conclusion : Everybody likes to play on Standard maps, but it's likely at least one of the two players doesn't like to play on unstandard maps. Thus, I think that least half of the tourney maps should be standard.
2) India was overplayed on Deccan as the map is just too good for India.
My conclusion : Remove Deccan from the future map pools, as there's only one way to play it.
3) People almost only play India and Russia on no TP maps.
My conclusion : I've always been against no TP maps for that reason. You can't age (because no TPs), so you have to take the map and play the game in late colonial. I don't think that having only 2-3 viable civs with one playstyle on a map is healthy for a tournament. Thus, admins should be careful when making the map pools. I think that more than 1 TP maps for a BO7- is too much, and then it should be a good no TP maps (not Trash Desert ).
MUs and civs :
1) Thanks to the rules, we didn't have a lot of mirrors, which is good imo. Furthemore, almost 90% of the possible MUs were played in the tourney, and more than 50% at the LAN (I'm actually surprised).
My conclusion : Keep the same picking rules.
I couldn't find the win rates, so can't discuss balance.
1) In more than half of the games, one of the players went age 2 and never aged.
My conclusion : I'm not sure that there's an issue with the "age 3 meta". If half of the people play in colonial, it shows that they believe that playing age 2 is possible. Both players don't have to play in colo though, and age 2 vs age 3 is interesting.
Touching upon the map issue, I will disagree on two points. Deccan was picked because of its special starting crates and its unique geography. Indians were highly chosen in LAN (8 times). In the rest of the tournament Indians were played 18 times, followed by British (17 times) and French (11 times). In my opinion, it is hard to deduce something about them just being too strong on that map. These civs were top picks in the whole tournament in the first place. Lastly, Deccan was only 6th out of 9 maps played in total and 1st in LAN. Thar Dessert, however, and New England were last, which might mean that non-TP maps aren't as popular with the players and New England honestly offers more strategic options and is a harder map for less experienced players.
Non-TP maps although unpopular are necessary because you would have to reiterate similar MUs and a tournament of such a scale requires to test the players in all possible situations and skills. And yes Indians and Russians is safer than your other options are maybe Dutch, Aztecs or Japanese among others. Is it a map's problem that they aren't picked or civ balance issue?
And about "age 3 meta" you may read again, because at least one player went to age3 in ~9/10 their games. One player staying in colonial, doesn't exclude the situation where the other aged to Fortress.
I still think winrates should be included. It’s simply the most interesting statistic regardless of its implications.
I will have a longer look when I get home from work however excel spreadsheets and dashboards/reports and general Data stuff is my forte.
Mirrors were exlcuded