The Pro Ladder is broken

  • I'm a 1200 fMMR kind of guy on the pro ladder and this week I happened to play 3 games against a guy currently rank 9 on the ladder and because my deck so happened to heavily counter his every time I won all 3. This means he lost 33 or 34 points in 3 games. If he had won all 3 he would have gains around 15 points at best.
    That is bullshit. This guy is fighting for a spot in the Open. Why the hell is he playing against 1200 fMMR players?
    Fix the matchmaking so that people are matched against those with similar fMMR.
    Moreover, make the ladder actually hard to enter and stay in. If people don't play at least 100 games on 4 factions then kick them out. It's 2 months ffs. That's less than 7 games a day. If you can't do that then what the hell are you doing in the pro ladder to begin with?
    I'm pretty bored of seeing the same people in the Opens because they are the ones who have the time to grind.
    I'm 100% sure there are others who are better at the game but just don't have the time to play it as much. In this system where there is no matchmaking your only option is to grind and keep 60-65% win rate over thousands of games.
    If it were balanced and put similar mmr players against each other I'm sure 100 games/faction would be more than enough.
    And don't say you want people to find games quickly because that is not an issue. Waiting 5 minutes for a game is not an issue when your goal is to make it to the open.
  • I've just seen this thread now, but we've just announced today that matchmaking in Pro Ladder will be improved (effective immediately) with the start of this season