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To follow up on our announcement yesterday regarding the Collins Rating System, we wanted to dive a bit deeper into the algorithm and give some context to the system in order to better explain the reasoning behind some of the rankings moving forward. First, this new system is not a living breathing entity yet. We debated pushing back the entire release until it was fully baked-out on AxeScores, but with a sense of urgency already present around it, we decided to release this list as it fits with the participation of all players' careers thus far up until May 17, 2019...[Learn More]
BATL released the official invites to BATL Royale #1 held at BATL Novi, September 1st, 2019, where we will assemble 64 of world’s the best axe throwers.
Up for grabs will be $10,000 USD in prize money awarded to the top three finishers ($5,000 for 1st, $2,000 for 2nd, and $1,000 for 3rd place), as well as two additional $1,000 prizes for 'Knockout of the Night' and 'Fight of the Night' to be determined by BATL Royale officials.
The lucky competitors have 72 hours to confirm their registration so check your email, check your junk mail, check your AOL messenger and ICQ, be on the lookout for your Golden Ticket!
PLEASE NOTE: Spectator tickets will go on sale at a later date and capacity is limited so these tickets will go fast.
The first wave of registration closes Thursday, May 30th at noon ET before we re-issue any unfilled invitations to next eligible competitors.
Stayed tuned for the official list of competitors COMING SOON.
The NATF is excited to announce a global rating system that more accurately reflects the achievement of all competitive players within our sanctioned leagues and competitions. We're calling this ranking system the Collins Rating System or CRS.
The Collins Rating System is based on a combination of factors, including:
- The algorithm divides each individual match into rounds and then takes into consideration each round won. - In addition, performance in higher pressure scenarios (i.e. regular season play vs playoffs, or the NATC) are weighted more heavily, emphasizing sweeps. - Furthermore, CRS also takes into account an opponent's rank during the match, and assigns more or fewer points accordingly, i.e. awarding fewer to no points for beating a much weaker opponent vs. a greater number of points when winning against someone of an equal or higher rating.
Once live, the CRS will be updating on AxeScores.com each week. For the moment, we've distilled the full list of throwers to a list hosted as of May 17th. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2Mb8plC.
Stay tuned for the living, breathing, fully searchable list to go live in the next few weeks.
This new rating system is also what BATL will use to choose a portion of the top 64 players for the BATL Royale #1 tournament in September. This rating system will not affect the Champions Points system, which will remain in place to determine qualifiers for Round 1 of the NATC.
On Monday, May the 27th the NATF will debut its brand-new, integrated rating system for all players competing in NATF sanctioned leagues and tournaments.
This system will provide ratings for all players and rank each player globally according to that dynamic rating. Those ratings will take into consideration rounds won, opponent's rank, as well as the scope of competition (i.e. regular season vs playoffs vs higher level tournament, etc.)
We're incredibly excited about this new competitive evolution in our sport and can't wait to see it in action this summer.