I would like to present a scouting system which my team has been using throughout the season and which I think will be useful to teams at Worlds. The system is composed of two parts: OPR and match scouting. Most of you are probably familiar with Offensive Power Ranking (OPR); this is an estimate of a team’s average contribution to their alliance total. Match scouting is simply recording stats (cones stacked, mg zones, stack bonuses, auton, etc.) for teams in order to determine their average amount of points scored in a match. The system averages these statistics to yield a “Golden Index.”
Of course, these statistics are not perfect. Match scouting averages and especially OPR are, after all, just estimates. However, they can still be useful to get an understanding of the offensive power of a team.
I have been working with other teams to establish a way to carry out this system for every division at Worlds. We will be updating the system in real time once qualification matches begin, and the sheet will be publicly available to view. Each division has its own tabs and there are also summary tabs, one of which is solely OPR. I have included the sheet below:
If you would be willing to assist scouting in your division, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide contact information. We plan on having one scout per division to update OPR and four scouts per division to input match data. Also, if you have any concerns or comments, please leave them below or email them to us.
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