UK Games Expo Grand Clash Breakdown

Here is a break down of some stats from the 5-31-19 Grand Clash that took place at the 2019 UK Games Expo.

All of the data is from BCP here.

Warband Popularity.

109 players attended the event, and all of the factions in the game were present in the following numbers.

  • Steelheart’s Champions – 1
  • Sepulchral Guard – 1
  • Chosen Axes – 2
  • Spiteclaw’s Swarm – 3
  • Ironskull’s Boyz – 3
  • Garrek’s Reavers – 4
  • Farstriders – 4
  • Eyes of the Nine – 4
  • Magore’s Fiends – 6
  • Thorns of the Briar Queen – 6
  • Zarbag’s Gitz – 6
  • Godsworn Hunt – 6
  • Mollog’s Mob – 10
  • Cursebreakers – 15
  • Ylthari’s Guardians – 16
  • Thundrick’s Profiteers – 22

Below you can see these numbers presented in graph format:

2019 expo popularity

Overall Win Rates

Below you can see the overall win rates of each faction.

It is worth noting that because wins at any point during the event are valued equally, win rate is not a perfect indicator of warband performance (for example, a warband that went WWWL would score just as well as one that went LLWW, even though the LLWW player likely had easier games). Win rate is calculated as W/(W+L+D). Byes have not been counted in these numbers.

2019 expo winrates

WARBAND OVERALL WIN RATE PLAYERS WIN LOSS DRAW
Steelheart’s Champions 33.33% 1 1 2 1
Sepulchral Guard 50.00% 1 2 2 0
Chosen Axes 28.57% 2 2 4 1
Spiteclaw’s Swarm 25.00% 3 3 7 2
Ironskull’s Boyz 33.33% 3 4 7 1
Garrek’s Reavers 23.08% 4 3 10 0
Farstriders 56.25% 4 9 6 1
Eyes of the Nine 50.00% 4 8 8 0
Magore’s Fiends 16.67% 6 4 19 1
Thorns of the Briar Queen 50.00% 6 12 11 1
Zarbag’s Gitz 50.00% 6 12 10 2
Godsworn Hunt 45.83% 6 11 13 0
Mollog’s Mob 55.56% 10 20 15 1
Cursebreakers 53.33% 15 32 25 3
Ylthari’s Guardians 62.30% 16 38 21 2
Thundrick’s Profiteers 47.56% 22 38 39 4

Round by Round Win Rate

Because it theoretically gets harder or easier to win as the event goes on (depending on if you are doing well or poorly), it might be interesting to look at win rate per round.

Below you can see the win rates for each round:

2019 UK EXPO ROUND BY ROUND WINRATE

Win Rate Progression

Here you can see what the total win-rate for each faction was after each round:

2019 UK EXPO WIN RATE PROG

Here is the above data in chart format:

2019 UK EXPO WIN RATE PROG CHART

Round by Round Progression

It was exciting to follow along with the event as it happened and see what factions and players were still in the running. Below you can see some of the data on what occurred during each round.

Round 1:

After round one, 58 players had either lost or drawn their first game and were out of the running for the grand clash title.

Below you can see that 5 factions were eliminated in round one, and what percentage of each faction made it through to the second round:

2019 UK EXPO ROUND 1

Round 2:

After round 2, three more factions were out of the running, and three more were down to only one player representing them:

2019 UK EXPO ROUND 2

Round 3:

After round 3 only 12 players remained undefeated, and only seven factions were still in the running.

2019 UK EXPO ROUND 3

A shout out to Ben Williams (Farstriders), Tom Adams (Gitz), Tom Bond (Godsworn Hunt), and John Rees (Thundrik’s Profiteers) for being the only WWW players left in their factions going into the 4th round!

Round 4:

After round four only six players from four factions remained with all wins.

2019 UK EXPO ROUND 4

Final Swiss Results:

With the Swiss rounds completed, the top 8 were as follows (W/L/D):

  • Ylthari’s Guardians: 1st (Jay Clare, 4/0/0), 2nd (Tommy Conboy, 4/0/0), 7th (David Smee, 3/0/1), 8th (Martin Collins, 3/1/0).
  • Stormsire’s Cursebreakers: 3rd (Dan Jones, 4/0/0), 5th (Sam Scott, 4/0/0).
  • Mollog’s Mob: 4th (Paul Lumsden, 4/0/0)
  • Godsworn Hunt: 6th (Tom Bond, 4/0/0)

Where possible, I’ve linked the decks the players used on their names.

Final Round

The top two players (Jay Clare and Tommy Conboy, both playing Ylthari’s Guardians) faced off in the final round, and Tommy Conboy won the match and took home the glass (congratulations, Tommy!).

 

Thanks for reading!

 

For more data on the game in general, visit my Event Data page for data on all of the tournaments (that i have been able to get data from) I’ve been able to get data on.

If there is any other data you think I should track next time, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

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