There was a tournament. An invitational one of course, not to embarrass Shroud too much. But the results are still a slap on the face of the “PUBG community” who believe that this is a shooting game and they took it as one. What am I talking about? If you look at the results, you see that out of the 5 games Shroud and his team won 3. They didn’t win the tournament itself though, because they screwed up the other 2 games. The winner was a team with zero “chicken dinners”, but top 5 placements in all games. At least they were humble (not) and the losers were classy (not).
But there is more! Let’s plot the correlation of kills and placement points:
0.4 R2 is barely anything. Getting kills isn’t getting you tournament placement. The best example is the #4 team that ended the game with 0.25 kill:death. But even the third had only 0.75.
This wasn’t a “public game where pros just lolfight”. This was a $100K tournament where they bought their best. And again, this was an invitational tournament where only streamers could run. Imagine that there were other teams that hide and crawl. I’m pretty certain that me and my 3 clones could get into the top 3 in this tournament.
I’ve always told that this game is about hiding and surviving and not shooting. But players from FPS backgrounds insist that it is. Now have at thee boys! Your “god”, Shroud lost to a team with half of their kills.
The culture will slowly change as tournament winners will be teams with good hiding skills and not good shooting skills. More and more people will play like me and they will occupy the high ranking positions. Soon no Shroud worshipers will be in the top 5%. Those positions belong to my followers!
Update here is the kill-placement graph from this ladder, retweeted by the official PUBG account: