Exploring Player Consistency During 2017

One important and often unmeasured aspect of player performance in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is consistency of performance. The ability to perform well in individual matches at critical moments is important, but consistently performing at a high level of skill creates a statistical divide between lucky players and highly skilled players. As a result, measuring empirical variance is an important aspect to determining a player’s skill level. Data Used Data comes from our statistics database and includes all matches that were played during 2017. To narrow down the number of teams we focus on, only the top 25 teams ranked by ...

Exploring Problems with Counter-Strike Rating Systems

When you look at the back of a baseball card, you don’t see a single rating. You see time-series information about that player.1 Additionally, they do not use a single number to tell a story about a player. No magic number that will accurately depict a player’s performance. However, with younger sports like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the single stat most people focus on is a player’s rating. This single number is problematic for many reasons. With the trove of data we have access to in demo files that we do not have with any other sport, we need to move ...

A look at advanced analytics in CS:GO

Author’s note: This was written to be viewed in RES so that you can see images within the post. Otherwise, reader experience may vary. TLDR: I made some new cool statistics for CSGO. Check out all the pretty pictures. I’m yohg, and I want to help change the way we think about statistics and their place in CSGO. Video games offer an amazing opportunity to do some statistical analysis that can’t be done in other sports. The “demo” in CSGO, for those unfamiliar, is a replay of the game that contains every action performed by a player throughout the game. ...