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#1 - Aug. 5, 2021, 3:43 a.m.
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According to Blizzard’s Public API, only teams above 1500 are being counted towards “top 0.5% top 0.1%” calculations. You can query it yourself here.

These websites show the ladder and the cutoff for easier viewing

In real TBC and in WotLK, any team with 10 games played counted.
For some reason they’ve cooked up something custom.

Now, I’m all for tighter competition - but… some of Blizzard’s own tournament winners don’t even make the cutoff for R1 because of this. Heck some don’t even make the cutoff for Glad. And those guys have lots of alts and lots of teams taking up slots.

Idk, doesn’t seem accurate to the game or fair in the era of streamer alts

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#174 - Sept. 1, 2021, 9:45 p.m.
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Yes. We evaluated our criteria for which teams should be considered active teams when counting the total number of teams participating in the season, and decided it was too restrictive.

We’ve updated the criteria to include more teams in the total count, but the percentages of those teams that are given the rewards are kept the same. Our new criteria still does not count all teams. It includes only teams that were active participants in the season.