The best team doesn’t always win.
For evidence of that statement, look no further than Gambit Gaming, a team that gets high marks in analyst opinions but ultimately finished eighth in the EU LCS standings and now has to defend their livelihoods against a Challenger team.
I hear the protests: if Gambit was so good, why couldn’t they prove it in the standings? Aren’t wins and losses the purest measure of quality?
No, of course they aren’t. The standings may be what ultimately matters, but they aren’t necessarily the best measure of a team.
I’m big on supporting criticisms with alternatives, so here are three stats that will convince you that Gambit Gaming deserves to be in the playoffs, not the Promotion Tournament.
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