EVO2K12 Country representation statistics


#1

I created an overview of the participating countries per game.
The data is based on the players that got out of their pools and went into quarter finals. This is helpful because it is less to parse, and it is more relevant as these are the players that have proven something competitively.

UPDATE: webapp to search the results: http://bbr.s23.eatj.com/evoweb2K12/games/index/
UPDATE: Country vs country statsitics added at http://bbr.s23.eatj.com/evoweb2K12/stats/index/

Street Fighter 4

Quarter Finals



United States 126
Japan 19
Canada 14
unknown 5
Korea 4
Taiwan 3
Chile 3
France 3
Mexico 3
China 2
Singapore 2
Dominican R 1
Britain 1
Hong Kong 1
Arabian Emirates 1
Germany 1
Australia 1
India 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/sf4_quarters.png

Semi Finals



United States 13
Japan 12
Korea 2
China 1
Britain 1
Hong Kong 1
Taiwan 1
Australia 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/sf4_semis.png

Finals



United States 2
Korea 2
China 1
Hong Kong 1
Japan 1
Taiwan 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/sf4_finals.png

Marvel vs Capcom 3

Quarter Finals



United States 128
Canada 11
Japan 6
unknown 3
Mexico 3
Chile 2
Germany 1
Singapore 1
Dominican R 1
Brazil 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/mvc3_quarters.png

Semi Finals



United States 26
unknown 2
Japan 2
Canada 1
Mexico 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/mvc3_semis.png
Finals



United States 6
unknown 2


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/mvc3_finals.png
King Of Fighters 13
Quarter Finals



United States 83
Japan 10
Mexico 9
Canada 8
Korea 8
unknown 4
France 4
Chile 3
China 2
Taiwan 2
Singapore 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/kof13_quarters.png
Semi Finals



United States 14
Japan 6
Korea 5
Mexico 3
France 2
Taiwan 1
Chile 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/kof13_semis.png
Finals



Korea 4
United States 3
Taiwan 1


https://dl.dropbox.com/u/11851047/kof13_finals.png


EVO Historical Entrants and Information
#2

Soul Calibur 5

Quarter Finals



United States 30
Japan 11
unknown 3
Singapore 3
France 2
Russia 2
Canada 1
Korea 1


Semi Finals



Japan 6
United States 5
Singapore 2
France 1
Korea 1
Russia 1


Finals



Japan 3
United States 3
Singapore 1
Korea 1



#3

Seems like us British just can’t cut it.


The US seem to be making a huge showing as always, but the drop-off from Quarter Finals / Semi Finals is huge for the US compared to Japan.
US: 126 > 13
JAP: 19 > 12

These statistics are really interesting, thanks for working them out / gathering them up Acku.


#4

you’re stupid AND ignorant.


#5

I don’t know about stats, but it seems Mexico is reppin hard right now. My question is, are they cheering “culo” and “feo”?


#6

Wow… ok then.

no, no, I’ll admit I’m ignorant about the world.
And the idea was stupid, but was just an idea.
After some searching, apparently genetics can affect your performance at sports but usually the more tradition sports.

This Esports variant that usually consist of reaction time can be trained, along with other things such as balance and accuracy.

But still, that was very aggressive of you.
I’m not going to talk anymore…


#7

Helpful and relevant to who? Are you going to stop playing Street Fighter 4 or is the game changed forever because 19 Japaneses made it to the quarter finals?


#8

What’s the Brazilian guy name on Umvc3 Quarter Finals?


#9

Your stats are way off base… not that it’s your fault mind you. You’re basing your stats off what flag they had in the brackets. Unfortunately the flags were not always correct. I don’t know about the other countries but many Mexican players had either a US flag or no flag at all next to their name. Romance and Bala both made top 8 for King of Fighters but were given US flags in the brackets for reasons unknown. Frutsy also made top 8 in Marvel but had no flag next to his name and is about as Mexican as they come. I don’t know why the mistake came up but a bunch of players were complaining about it.


#10

Actually, I wouldn’t put it down to DNA. I’d say there are many factors such as culture and stereotypes. For example if you’re a seven foot black kid in the US you’ll be pressured all your life to play Basketball, but the same kid in West Africa wouldn’t go through the same thing, and is less likely to be a good Basketball player.

I think the japanese have a much easier time of it “becoming” gamers, therefore the pool of people who play to a high level is wide enough to allow a lot of people with natural ability to be “selected” into the eventual set of pro players.Plus: Video games have been an important export of Japan for a long time.

Korea as an e-sports nation definitely has a similar setup. Asia with its excellent connectivity and without the same sort of social stigma attached to fascination with “geeky” things (like mathematics, computers, and computer games) also presents an advantage.

One could even say that since Asian Americans have the “math wizard” stereotype to live up to, they generally select better for performance in video games, specifically games such as fighters and RTS. You don’t see the same sort of dominance in FPS even though the physical properties required for success are basically the same.

Finally, I don’t think it is unusual that the US had a huge showing in most games and a huge dropoff as well. EVO is situated in the United States. SBO will have a huge showing from Japan and a huge dropoff as well. It’s just a question of numbers. Those who travel to the US for EVO will be pre-selected as the best from their respective countries so the dropoff will be lower.

So- I wouldn’t say genetics and DNA affect things as much as culture. A more accomodating culture means those likely to be successful are more likely to be allowed to cultivate their skill and actually become successful.


#11

It was Michael Locke, aka Comboman70. He’s one of the editors on Portalversus. I was with him on last year EVO.


#12

Thank you for the correction, however, I can’t really do much about that except write code that corrects this name by name. Which kind of defeats the scripted approach here :wink: Hopefully they get it right next year then.
Still, it is probably only an offset of 10%. But yes, for KoF this makes a large difference in the final results.


#13

Oh - forgot to answer this. They cheered many things… “Mexico! Mexico!” of course. The other is “Ole, Ole, Ole, Ole…” which doesn’t really mean anything at all but is a really common cheer in Mexican soccer stadiums. The last was… “Culero! Culero!” which ummm was more of a jeer than a cheer. It basically means a$$hole - again a very common Mexican jeer whenever they’re upset at somebody. It was all clearly in good fun though. There was never any disrespect. :slight_smile:


#14

as anyone could enter and play in the pools, but only decent players got out of there. So that makes it more relevant if you want to measure skilled players.


#15

Well when it comes to Mexico just realize that King of Fighters and Marvel both have incredibly strong communities here and can easily compete on an international level. We are unfortunately still lagging behind however in Street Fighter and while I believe our top Street Fighter players could have made top 32 if they had gone to EVO I would have a hard time seeing any of them reach much higher than that.


#16

Cool man thanks. I’m checking his youtube channel. Do you know any other Brazilian that competed this year at EVO?


#17

I also created a web-app that allow you to search the results: http://bbr.s23.eatj.com/evoweb2K12/games/index/
It’s basic but it works :slight_smile:


#18

There’s a list here with their brackets.

I follow you on twitter for some time now, I tough you knew about the brazilians coming this year. I did some videos last year covering the event but couldn’t go this year. (my twitter: @_pedrofeijo )


#19

Hi !
Nice idea !

Just for the records WhiteBl4ck in UMVC3 semi-finals is French !


#20

added country vs country statistics at http://bbr.s23.eatj.com/evoweb2K12/stats/index/

Some results:

[LEFT]Country vs Country sets won sets lost[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Singapore 1 0[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Dominican Republic 1 1[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States China 2 3[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Canada 13 10[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Chile 2 4[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Mexico 1 1[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States France 1 1[/LEFT]
[LEFT]United States Japan 11 48[/LEFT]
[LEFT][/LEFT]