In the spirit of some of the arguments that have taken place on this forum, I've taken it upon myself, since I'm a stat nerd in and out of game, to do some data tabulation since midway through March. None of what I'm listing below is meant to steer a conversation in any direction or another. Rather, it is simply raw data collected over 2,133 games. So, take it for what it is.

411 games at tier 6

412 games at tier 7

729 games at tier 8

581 games at tier 9

Average game tier for tier 6 matches: **7.18**

- 164 games on the bottom
- 152 games in the middle
- 169 games on top

Average game tier for tier 7 matches: **7.99**

- 121 games on the bottom
- 167 games in the middle
- 124 games on top

Average game tier for tier 8 matches: **9.24**

- 326 games on the bottom
- 255 games in the middle
- 149 games on top

Average game tier for tier 9 matches: **9.68**

- 0 games on the bottom (no duh!)
- 394 games in the middle
- 187 games on top

Looking at the data for game templates, the data showed:

- 77% of games were 3/5/7
- 21% of games were 5/10
- 3% of games were single tier

To expand upon that data, here it is by tier:

- Tier 6: 75% were 3/5/7, 22% were 5/10, and 3% were single tier
- Tier 7: 80% were 3/5/7, 19% were 5/10, and 1% were single tier
- Tier 8: 77% were 3/5/7, 18% were 5/10, and 5% were single tier
- Tier 9: 74% were 3/5/7, 25% were 5/10, and 1% were single tier

Looking at the difference between my tank tier and game tier, I saw the following:

- Tier 6: 40% had 2 tiers of separation, 37% were 1 tier different, and 23% no tier diff
- Tier 7: 29% had 2 tiers of separation, 41% were 1 tier different, 30% no tier diff <--- strange how tier 7 is so pure and balanced
- Tier 8: 45% had 2 tiers of separation, 35% were 1 tier different, 21% no tier diff
- Tier 9: 32% had 2 tiers of separation, 68% were 1 tier different, less than 1% no tier diff

Of games where all of one side was killed (i.e., no draws or cap wins), which accounted for 1,932 games (90.5% of games, btw), this is the distribution of outcomes:

- 15-14 - 2%
- 15-13 - 3%
- 15-12 - 5%
- 15-11 - 6%
- 15-10 - 9%
- 15-9 - 9%
- 15-8- 10%
- 15-7 - 13%
- 15-6 - 11%
- 15-5 - 12%
- 15-4 - 9%
- 15-3 - 6%
- 15-2 - 3%
- 15-1 - 2%
- 15-0 - less than 1%

The average difference in team damage for game tiers 6-10 in a Loss compared to a Win is roughly -33%

- -31% for tier 10 games
- -26% for tier 9 games
- -23% for tier 8 games
- -35% for tier 7 games
- -48% for tier 6 games

Across those 2,133 games, I've had __2,168 players on my team deal 0 damage__. That means that, in every game that I've played, I've only really had 13 teammates. NOTE: I did not tabulate the numbers for the other teams. __Only 377 games were played where EVERYONE on my team did damage. So, 17.7% of games.__

- 620 games had at least 1 person (29%)
- 578 games had at least 2 people (27%)
- 369 games had at least 3 people (17%)
- 126 games had at least 4 people (6%)
- 54 games had at least 5 people (3%)
- 9 games had at least 6 people (less than 1%)
- 3 games had at least 7 people (less than 1%)
- 2 games had at least 8 people (less than 1%)