Scaramanga:

Just saying MM could have rearranged that match to make it much more balanced (on paper at least). There were 2 squads in the match, one 2 man of hand of midas and xam, and the other a three man squad of honour_dragon, erich manstein and witcher88. Those 2 squads are roughly equal in ELO, so MM could have put them on separate teams and then filled the teams with the rest of us. But it chose not to do that and instead put both squads on the same team, which resulted in a nearly 5500 point difference in overall team ELO.

Plus, the strongest 5 players in the game are all on the same team...

I just don't understand why MM decided that was the best way to make the teams?

Does not exactly inspire confidence that moving to one tier will solve the balance issues.

Your example is great, MM makes games with unbalanced ELO too, but i mentioned an other situation where the ELO is seriously equal, but the game is seriously unbalanced.

Just a last example from me to this ELO thing: two teams with 16000 overall elo each.

Team one: 2k + 2k + 2k + 2k + 2k + 2k + 2k + 2k = 16,000.

Team two: 3k + 3k + 3k + 3k + 1k + 1k + 1k + 1k = 16,000.

Equal? Equal. Accurate? Accurate. Balanced? NO!!!

Team two will be the winner in the 90% of the cases. Because the difference between 1000 and 2000 is 1000, and the difference between 2000 and 3000 is 1000 too, but absolutely not equal in experience/knowledge of the game.

It is so easy to go up from 1000 to 2000, and not so easy to go up from 2000 to 3000.

So, by the paper, the 3000 ELO player is equal with a 2000+1000 ELO players, but they are not. The 3000 elo player will slay both the other players. I'm a 3000+ elo player, and i can easily slay down 1000 and/or 2000 elo players, most of the times they cannot shoot back a single bullet...

And yes, 5000+ Elo players can slay me down like a duck in the duck hunt game. So, the 5000 elo player is much more stronger than a 3000+2000 elo players. Or 5x 1000 ELO players.

But, seriously the last comment from me about to the ELO topic, i told everything i want about this and where the MM fails i think. So thank You all for reading me!

PS.: my highest elo is 3750 on my main account (lvl 94), and 3250 on my 'Steam account' (lvl 69).