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What is the BTC (Belgian Tournament Circuit)?

The BTC is a coalition of 40k singles tournaments that have joined together to increase their mutual resources, exposure to the community and the prestige of their events.

By teaming up, we can encourage people to get out into the bigger gaming community and go to more events! It is also something to get excited about as we watch our ranking rise and fall over the course of the year in the circuit.

The player that does the best overall through the year will be the Circuit Champion! We will also recognize the players that do the best with each specific faction, such as the best circuit Necron Player, or best Circuit Tau player, etc.

With the expanding number of factions keywords that the new edition of 40k has, we are going to bundle some of the new factions together so we don’t dilute the field too much. In addition, starting from the 2015-2016 BTC ranking, results will not be counted for the primary faction in your army but for the faction that you spend the most points on.

For the 2017-2018 BTC ranking the list of factions will be the following:
– Adeptus Astartes (Space Marines, Blood Angels, Dark Angels, Space Wolves, Grey Knights, Deathwatch, Legion of the Damned)
– Chaos (Heretic Astartes, Chaos Daemons)
– Eldar (Craftworlds, Drukhari, Ynnari, Harlequins)
– Imperial Agents (Astra Militarum, Adeptus Mechanicus, Imperial Agents, Talons of the Emperor)
– Knights (Imperial Knights, Questor Traitoris)
– Necrons
– Orks
– Tau Empire
– Tyranids

Where can I find the current ranking ?

Check it out here

Where can I find the previous year’s ranking ?

Check out the 2016-2017 BTC Ranking here
Check out the 2015-2016 BTC Ranking here
Check out the 2014-2015 BTC Ranking here

How does the scoring system work?

We based our ranking on Frontline Gaming’s ITC. They based their model off of the World Series of Poker. Each player will earn points for each event they participate in. The better they do, the more points they earn! This portion of the score is a set amount of points, 100 being the most awarded to the winner, going down from there, with everyone that finished the event earning points.

Players also receive a bonus for the number of rounds they go undefeated. We do this because it rewards a players that play other undefeated players the entire way through. This is more challenging than the path is for a player that loses a game early, plays through opponents who do not have undefeated records, and then ends up winning an event. This bonus only applies for every round that a player goes undefeated. As soon as they lose a game, they stop earning the bonus. If a tournament or event has no swiss pairings (for instance challenges), we will not be awarding these extra points.

We also recognize that bigger events are typically more difficult to win as there is a larger field and more rounds of play. So, we apply a score multiplier based on the number of attendees. This compensates players for doing better at more difficult events, but it is not such a dramatic increase that smaller events are not worth attending. We are only taking into account events of at least 8 players. For events that have less than 16 players, we will halve the points earned.

We take your top four scores and add them to get your circuit rank at the end of the season. That way, you can recover from a bad showing in an event, and it also prevents a player from running away with the circuit because they went to every event.

Placing Points = Earned based on your overall finish
– 1st place = 100 points
– 2nd place = 90 points
– 3rd place = 85 points
– 4th place = 80 points
– 5th place = 75 points
– 6th place = 70 points
– 7th place = 65 points
– 8th place = 60 points
– Top 10% of remaining field = 55 points
– Next 20% of remaining field = 40 points
– Next 30% of remaining field = 30 points
– Last 40% of remaining field = 20 points

Example: Segmentum Pacificus had 22 players. The first 8 players receive their points. The remaining 14 players are then broken out:
Top 10% of remaining field = 1 player
Next 20% of remaining field = 3 players
Next 30% of remaining field = 4 players
Last 40% of remaining field = 6 players

Bonus Points for Games Undefeated
2 Points for each win before first loss
1 Point for each draw before first loss

Once you add your placing points to your bonus points, you multiple that by the Number of Players in Tournament Multiplier – Calculated by : 1 + (Number of players on day one x .0016)

That calculation will then give you how many BTC points you earned for that particular event!

This allows for tournaments wanting to join the circuit to use their own scoring system. No special points are awarded for specific tournament missions. For the final ranking, we will recalculate your battlepoints to a Win/Draw/Loss system where we add 1000 points for a win and 500 points for a draw. With this final ranking, the results can be plugged into our calculation and we can start awarding BTC points for your event.

Tiebreakers

In the event that there is not enough granularity to separate individuals in a large event and there are multiple people tied right at the break in point tiers, we would pool the points together and then split evenly among those that are tied. I know that sounds confusing, so lets use an example from Segmentum Pacificus:
Kobe and Nicolas both finished with the same Battle Points and tied for 5th place. However, the way the point tiers broke out, the 5th place earns 80 points and the 6th place earns 75 points. As there was no way to tell who should finish in that 5th spot, we took the points that should have been earned by both players as a whole (80 points for 5th, and 75 for 6th – totaling 155 points), and divided that evenly by 2. That number (which comes out to 77,5) is then directly assigned to each of those players.