December 19, 2021 · 2 min read
Player leaderboards now have country / region information.site
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Player leaderboards are important to both the competitive ladder players and the thousands of fans who follow their results.
This particular interest is often linked to specific countries. Fans find it easier to follow players who speak their same language and who are also on their local leaderboard.
To make this more accessible, our player leaderboards have now been updated to display the country of each player. This small enhancement provides unique information that is not available in the in-game leaderboard.
Country information for the players comes from two sources:
- Esports Database (ESDB). Our manually curated database covering nearly 20,000 players who play the game competitively. Data from this source goes through very thorough fact checks before publishing.
- Local Leaderboard. If a player is not on our ESDB, then we use the player local leaderboard to determine their location information. Countries displayed from this source is not necessarily the nationality of a player, but rather the location where they have originally installed the game.
These two sources combined allow us to determine location information for over a million accounts, with close to 100% coverage on the Global Ladder Leaderboard.
User Interface Improvements
We took this opportunity to improve the user experience, with the main objective to remove clutter while keeping all the information available.
- Flags (A). Flags are now the default emblem associated with players. Clan Emblems are removed from the default view on mobile, but are still visible on tablet and desktop. To see the clan emblems on mobile, use the context menu.
- Player Name is the only thing on the leaderboard that is directly clickable. We have removed links to the Clans directly in this view to improve usability on mobile devices.
- Battles and Decks. There used to be buttons on the UI to get to the player battle logs and decks directly. We have removed these so that there won’t be so many clickable elements in close proximity to each other. These have been moved into the context menu (G, H), accessible when you tap somewhere on the player row that’s not their name.
- Clan Name is not directly clickable but you can still get to the player’s clan in the context menu (F).
- Results per page (B). As before, you can limit the number of players to display on each page.
- Search by name, clan, country (C). Use this to search for players or to look up the list of best players in a country who is also in Global Top 1000.
What do you think of this new feature? Will you use our player leaderboards for the upcoming End of Season?