The Root Winter Tournament is upon us! The Root Winter Tournament is being streamed live on Guerric Samples Games Twitch Channel. They will also be available on Guerric Samples Game YouTube Channel about a week after each game is streamed. And since I am obsessive, I will keep track of stats and other information! Stats will be updated in the middle and end of each round and will be updated as the tournament goes on! To everyone competing, good luck and have fun!
Before the tournament began, we asked the contestants which faction was their favorite. I was absolutely delighted to see the Lizard Cult is the most loved faction! (Not by much but I’ll take what I can get!). The Eyrie and Duchy also have the love of the community.
Check out the chosen factions, unchosen factions, and winning faction trends for Round One of the Root Winter Tournament
Check out the chosen factions, unchosen factions, and winning faction trends for Round Two of the Root Winter Tournament
Check out the chosen factions, unchosen factions, and winning faction trends for Round Three of the Root Winter Tournament!
Round Four: The semi-finals
We’ve made it to the semi-finals! Five games! One Weekend! Who knows what will happen!?!? Well we do! Check out more of the Semi-Finals of the Root Winter Tournament.
Congrats to our finalists: Rehabescape, OmnixPL, NicoGB, AquamanBoss, and MurderSheRoot! We had one heck of a final with Eyrie Dynasty, the Vagabond, The Underground Duchy, Lord of the Hundreds, and Keepers in Iron!
Congrats to NicoGB for the win!!
Game Set Up
We have made it to the end of the tournament and every faction has been played as well as passed over in the draft. There isn’t really a stand out as the fan favorite but the Vagabond has been in the most drafts and subsequently has been in the most game by percentage. The same can be seen with the Underground Duchy. Keepers in Iron and Lizards seems to have won the hearts of the community watching these games. To my surprise, the map choices are still fairly even with more leaning towards mountain away from lake. Winter and Summer falls somewhere in the middle.
The Lord of the Hundred’s have succeeded in becoming the top winning faction of the tournament! The Woodland Alliance and the Underground Duchy ties for second of total games won. One result that I didn’t expect from AdSet is the really even distribution of win rate related to seat position. It’s almost even which is absolutely crazy!!
Faction Win Rate
- Lord of the Hundreds – 41%
- Woodland Alliance – 39%
- Underground Duchy – 30%
- Eyrie Dynasty – 29%
- Marquise de Cat – 22%
- Vagabond 2 – 20%
- Corvid Conspiracy -17%
- Vagabond – 17%
- Riverfolk Company – 16%
- Keepers in Iron – 12%
- Lizard Cult – 8%
Looking at the Vagabonds in the draft, every Vagabond was available at some point in time and every Vagabond was played! Which is really cool to see. Six out of the Nine Vagabonds were also able to win!
The graphs below show the seat in relation to faction choice, the faction choice in relation to map, and the unchosen faction in relation to map.
And here we have some new graphs! Below is a slide show for the factions ending score for each game they were in. The [D] group at the end of the chart denotes the faction played a dominance card. As of this moment, we have not seen any wins through dominance.
Some other statistics that I thought would be interesting is looking at each faction and who they are likely to play against, who they are likely to win against, and who they are likely to win without.