The Age of Sigmar Player Ratings are calculated using the Elo System, most known for creating the Chess Rankings. Players begin with a rating of 1,000 then gain or lose points based on their opponents rating.

The ratings are awarded according to your opponents rating. Beating an opponent with a rating of 1,030 will give you more points than beating an opponent with a rating of 1,010.

Ratings will be given to players who attend a two day event with at least 8 players. Those players must be using 2,000 point armies.

Rankings Update

We talked about Thomas Guan last week, and we’re talking about him again this week. He’s the first player since we’ve started tracking the Elo ratings that has broken the 1,100 mark.

This places him halfway on the way to becoming a Class D player. Classes in Chess (and now AoS) are awarded based on your points:

Rating

Player Class

# of Players

2,500+

Grand Master

0

2,400-2,499

Senior Master

0

2,200-2,399

National Master

0

2,000-2,199

Expert

0

1,800-1,999

Class A

0

1,600-1,799

Class B

0

1,400-1,599

Class C

0

1,200-1,399

Class D

0

1,000-1,199

Class E

342

800-999

Class F

351

600-799

Class G

0

400-599

Class H

0

200-399

Class I

0

100-199

Class J

0

Elo Rankings

This Week’s Ratings

Formula

Here’s how the formula works for the maths geeks among you.

For those wanting to check my maths, the k factor we are using is 20.

The Age of Sigmar Player Ratings are calculated using the Elo System, most known for creating the Chess Rankings. Players begin with a rating of 1,000 then gain or lose points based on their opponents rating.

The ratings are awarded according to your opponents rating. Beating an opponent with a rating of 1,030 will give you more points than beating an opponent with a rating of 1,010.

Ratings will be given to players who attend a two day event with at least 8 players. Those players must be using 2,000 point armies.

Rankings Update

This week we had an additional four GT’s and an additional 111 players joined the world rankings.

Last week, Josh Bennett led the way with a rating of 1,081.4 followed by Thomas Zhennan Guan with 1,065.9. further down and Jeremy Veysseire was sat in joint 5th with 1,050.0.

Why am I telling you about this? Well, this week both Thomas and Jeremy were involved in the same tournament. Would they cross swords? Would it decide a new world number 1? I think I’ve made the answer pretty obvious….

The Crunch

Round 5 of the Boise Cup in Texas, USA. Both Thomas Guan and Jeremy Veysseire having performed well in previous GT’s already this month find themselves with four wins a piece going into round 5. Thomas playing his Stormcast Eternals and Jeremy his Soulblight Gravelords. Both have high ratings at this point compared to the other players around then (Thomas: 1,099.2 and Jeremy: 1,084.5), both have a shot of taking the title and it all comes down to the last game.

Thomas was playing Stormcast Eternals as the Hammers of Sigmar and Jeremy the Soulblight Gravelords as the Legion of Blood. The Result?

This result let Jeremy climb to the top of the AoS Elo rankings after what was the first big name matchup we’ve seen under the new General’s Handbook. The result saw Jeremy take 10.4 points from Thomas and take the top spot.

I was lucky enough to be able to talk to Thomas about this match over twitter and he gave me his thoughts on the game.

“I felt pretty good in that matchup playing sce into sbgl on silk nest, the army I chose is very mobile and capable of taking out any kind of target from long distance. The mission felt pretty good to me as well, since my list spreads out really well and can score the mission with aether wings and teleporting units.

The turning point of the game was when I committed both the Protectors and Fulminators to wipe out the Blood Knights. With thunder bolt volley, one unit of longstrikes and 3 Fulminators I was unable to kill Mannfred which led to a cascade of unfortunate events. He brought up the graveguard and was able to use the Purple Sun, Horrorghast, Neferata, Mannfred aura and +1 attack command he was able to wipe out both units.

Luckily I was mobile enough so I was able to put score him on primary but late game I fell behind ontactics and he eventually won.

Jeremy is a challenging opponent that plays to the limits of his list very well and can set up intricate plays at a quick pace. Very enjoyable to play against and hope to match up more in the future.”

This Week’s Ratings

Formula

Here’s how the formula works for the maths geeks among you.

For those wanting to check my maths, the k factor we are using is 20.

The Age of Sigmar Player Ratings are calculated using the Elo System, most known for creating the Chess Rankings. Players begin with a rating of 1,000 then gain or lose points based on their opponents rating.

The ratings are awarded according to your opponents rating. Beating an opponent with a rating of 1,030 will give you more points than beating an opponent with a rating of 1,010.

Ratings will be given to players who attend a two day event with at least 8 players. Those players must be using 2,000 point armies.

This Week’s Ratings

This wee we had an additional four GT’s with one of those involving 102 players!

The top three have all played at least nine games now with Josh Bennett and Thomas Guan winning every game they’ve played.

This week as an example I thought it may help to explain the rankings by looking at one players matches since I started this project.

The Ratings of Josh Bennett

Josh took part in two events in two weeks, the first was the ATC (American Team Championship) Age of Sigmar Team Event where he played four games. This was followed by the Outlaw Open at LSO.

Josh’s Rating (Pre-Game)

Opponents Name

Opponents Rating

Result

Josh’s Rating Change

1,000.0

Will Reyes

989.4

Win

+9.7

1,009.7

Stuart Gately

990.0

Win

+9.4

1,019.1

John Pawak

1,000.0

Win

+9.5

1,028.6

Eric Urbas

970.6

Win

+8.3

1,036.9

Vince Ptacek

990.0

Win

+8.7

1,045.6

Eugene Kahle

1,010.0

Win

+9.0

1,054.6

Matt Nguyen

1,020.0

Win

+9.0

1,063.6

Adam Camenisch

1,030.0

Win

+9.0

1,072.6

Dalton Kahle

1,030.6

Win

+8.8

Josh Bennett’s Matches to Date

That gives Josh his final rating of 1,081.4.

Hopefully that explains clearly how the ratings work. Taking Josh’s example, if he’d have lost any of those later games, as his rating is a lot higher he would lose more points than he can be seen gaining. This is because his opponent would benefit from beating a high ranking player.

Formula

Here’s how the formula works for the maths geeks among you.

For those wanting to check my maths, the k factor we are using is 20.

The Age of Sigmar Player Ratings are calculated using the Elo System, most known for creating the Chess Rankings. Players begin with a rating of 1,000 then gain or lose points based on their opponents rating.

Ratings will be given to players who attend a two day event with at least 8 players. Those players must be using 2,000 point armies.

This Week’s Ratings

Another week over, and a particularly busy week with 8 GT’s taking place in the US, Canada and UK. Six players have already attended their second event since we began tracking ratings on 1st July. Thomas Guan now tops the Worldwide table as one of those six players. Thomas is also the only player so far to play two different factions in two GT’s.

The health of AoS can be seen just by looking at these top ten places alone, with all the players using totally different factions from one another to get there.

Grand Alliance – Top 10’s

Moving on, instead of looking at individual regions or countries, I thought it may be interesting to look at the top 10 for each Grand Alliance. Jeremy and Tyler lead the way in order with their Kharadron Overlords and Stormcast Eternals armies.

Due to the number of events held in the US each week, we’re likely to see the board filled with US flags early doors, however as experience players keep winning tournaments this is likely to change.

The UK leads the way in Chaos…… With Max Soule having a stand out performance with his Slaves to Darkness earning him top Chaos spot. Three Maggotkin players appear inside this top 10, but will this wane as everyone gets used to the new GHB?

Andy Hughes and Michael Rausch share the top spot in the Death Grand Alliance, with Michael putting in a fantastic performance with Ossiarch Bonereapers!

Finally, last but certainly not least we have Destruction. With four Bonesplitterz armies appearing on the list (most of them Drakkfoot Big Stabba spam), it seems the other factions like Ironjawz and Sons are moving out of favour. We also have our first Canadian appearance with Garrett Fierling claiming a joint 6th place with his Sons of Behemat army.

I’m looking to write a html database where you can draw up your results or the results of a competitor when you input some search criteria. But that is some way off at present

Below is an update to the Age of Sigmar Player Ratings which now reflects all GT’s that have taken place between the start of July and now.

How do you get an Age of Sigmar Player Rating? (The Rules)

To qualify for an Age of Sigmar Player Rating (ASPR), at present you must have played in a two day tournament at some point since 1st July 2022. That tournament must also have involved at least 8 players. These are referred to as Qualifying Tournaments.

Please contact us on thewoehammer@gmail.com if:

You have taken part in a qualifying tournament and you don’t see your name inside our Excel document.

There is an error with yours or someone else’s score.

We have given you the wrong national flag or nation inside either our graphics hosted here or inside the excel document included in this article.

All scores are calculated using the Elo System used in Chess, and based on a k factor of 20.

Correction

I made an error in my last post when calculating the player scores for Kingdom of Skrappa Spill. James Beeden and Tom Moore were given their first round results as a win and draw respectively. This is incorrect, without an opponent to (which I thought I had found last week through guess work) these players cannot be given a rating for that match. This then affects future opponents who play them. This has been corrected and I apologise for the error.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – Worldwide

In our first week carrying out the ASPR we see a nice mix of countries inside the top 10. However, so far GT’s have only taken place in England, Italy, Scotland and USA. Once more GT’s are held I think we’ll see familiar names begin to climb and hold onto those top 10 positions.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – Europe

The ASPR for Europe isn’t too dissimilar from the Worldwide at present. But with the exclusion of the three US players this has meant we get to see Andrea Ferrarese, Arrom Wilson and Matthew Brooks included here.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – By Country

Below is each Country’s top 10 Player Ratings. These are for all Countries with a representative to date, going forwards I will only carry these out by regions. For example, Europe, Oceania and North America. To see a Country’s top 10 you can filter on the excel document attached.

As you may have spotted in my AoS meta post on Sunday, Woehammer are branching out into Age of Sigmar competitive player ratings.

I will track the rankings of players for all tournaments using the General’s Handbook Pitched Profiles 2022-23 Season 1.

Competitive Player Ratings

The player ratings are based on the Elo system used in Chess*. For those interested in math(s) the K factor we’re using is 20. Players begin with a rating of 1,000 and will gain or lose points based on their opponents rating. For example, someone who beats an opponent with a higher rating than themselves will gain more points. Likewise, a high rated opponent will lose more points if the lose to someone rated less than themselves.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – Worldwide

You can see in our worldwide leaderboard that the English are currently dominating. This is purely due to the fact that 50% of the tournaments so far have taken place in England. As more tournaments take place and players begin to attend more than one tournament, the ratings will really start to show.

I’ve included armies in this first draft, as all the players have only played a single tournament and therefore have only used one army. I will remove these in the future and it will show just the players names.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – England

Speaking of England, here are the Top 10 Age of Sigmar player ratings. Some familiar names are already appearing on this list, such as Freddie Leggett and Baz Norman Jr who were both involved in the tSports Champions events over the last month or so.

Top 10 Age of Sigmar Player Ratings – Scotland

England and Scotland are the only two countries with enough players so far to complete a top 10 Age of Sigmar player ratings for them. But in the future top 10’s will be done for regions (Europe, North America etc) rather than countries.

I’ve included the Spreadsheet of all tournament matches that have taken place so far under the new General’s Handbook. This includes the full ratings of all players that have played so far.