So I've been keeping track of the wins and losses of the Giant Bomb version of Arcade Pit since it started, and now that we are thirty games into the GB games (there are SEVEN YEARS of Smight's regular series that would take me ages to catch up, so I'm leaving it alone until I feel otherwise), I wanted to give a look at what I've determined so far about overall performances of the GB cast, the guests that have had multiple appearances, and the (current) one-shot appearances.
Before I go into statistical breakdowns, I wanted to point three particular things.
I guess technically 'The Mendoza Line' means the point that is generally acceptable when it comes to stats. I'm kinda using it as the middle-of-the-field here, because honestly Jan's played so much that he's become the line that divides the stronger players from the less good performances. He has played in 14 of the 30 games and (kinda by default) is the winningest player in GB Pit by just about EVERY STATISTIC I've kept track of. He's also the losingest (kinda by default) as well. In just about every statistic, he is middle or so among the 20 players that have played in 2 or more Arcade Pits. He is 6-8 in full game win-loss, which is around 13th. In Team Game Challenges (which I'll explain how I'm diving that later), he's at .500, putting him at a tie for effectively the middle of the road. He's 9th in single player game challenges, but above average in Trivia Challenges. He is also 6th in Drawing Challenges, but I'm willing to determine to that is according to my second point (I will saying he's definitely had to guess right for the record to be great, but there's another reason).
Jan's early teammate, Jess is undeniably the best Drawing Challenge player in GB Arcade Pit. Technically, David Galindo and Sparklykiss both share undefeated records in Art so far, but their combined 4 total pits with 8 drawing wins still feels short to Jess, who has played 8 pits and has won twenty of her twenty-four art games. Until either of them take one from Jess, I'm hesitant to call the top spot for either right now.
There are currently five undefeated contestants in GB Pit: Dan Ryckert, Niki Grayson, Harris Foster, Sparklykiss, & TieTuesday. With the exception of Tie (3 wins), all of them are 2-0. Tie's overall record (including the regular Sunday Arcade Pits not on Giant Bomb) does indeed have losses, but he's still pretty fucking good at this. Ben Pack TECHNICALLY could contest one of Niki's wins, as Smight did make a scoring error on a challenge. A 5-point win should have been a draw, but it's gone into the books as a win for Niki. I can only hope for a rematch one day to potentially correct it, but Niki's undefeated despite the mistake.
Okay, now the individual breakdowns:
While there are challenges called 'Team Battle', I decided to separate those from the Team Game W-L records because they are technically one player against another on the other team. I've set those into a 'Head-To-Head' section. Team Game Challenges in my case are the opening and closing challenges where all 4 players compete to win and the Relay Race challenges. Whoever gets first gets the victory for their team in my stat tracking. The last game does give points for second place, but I'm not tracking that here.
Ten Best Team Game Challenge Contestants (Minimum 2 Pits played)
|David Galindo & Abby Russell||3-3||50|
All the single player challenges are divided into two seperate fields: The regular Gamebler, Difficulty Spike, VG Hustle, & Feelin' Sad challenges fit into Individual Challenges. Team Battles and Test Your Smights go into Head-to-Head.
I would also like to point this out so it doesn't sound like I'm being hard on Jan: JAN OCHOA IS STILL THE ONLY PLAYER TO BEST SMIGHT IN TEST YOUR SMIGHT.
Ten Best Individual Game Challenge Contestants (Minimum 2 Pits Played)
For the record, thirty-three contestants have not won any Individual challenge they participated. This includes that Rorie has lost all eight that he played and Bakalar lost all 6 he played.
Ten Best Head-To-Head Challenge Contestants (Minimum 2 Pits Played)
And now, a combined record of both individual and H2H challenges.
Ten Best Single Player Challenge (Ind & H2H) Contestants (Min. 2 Pits)
I will point out that Try from My Life In Gaming has a 5-1 record in the one Pit he was in. It's the best single performance to date.
I applied Quizzler, Quizzler Blitz, Screencrap, its Snailser variants, and Quizzundrum to this one. Also, when it comes to Screencrap, I'm adding correct answers to the other team when they steal the answers from the answering team. I had a couple of other trivia stats, but my parameters were subjective and will therefore hold off on those for now. So, just a correct answer percentage at the moment.
|Contestant||Correct/Total Answers||Accuracy %|
When it comes to Battle Drawyale and Quad Draw, I'm giving the first place vote the win for both them and their teammate. This also includes the Snailser variants.
The numbers here are a little smaller, although the Snailser does include each individual quiz answer as a separate number to track. Therefore, Snailser Screencraps have made some players have many more than others. Jan has had 21 Snailser challenges compared to 2 for Lucy, for example. Tamoor technically has the best win percentage here, but he's only participated in one Snailser challenge. After that, Harris Foster is 3-of-4 and Sparklykiss is 3-for-5.
As for Test Your Smight, of the 19 people who have faced him, only Jan has bested him. He is also only 1 of 3 people (Rorie, Bakalar) to face him more than once. Jan got him once, but Smight got him 4 times.
There are multiple folks that have won AI Arena and not lost, but only seven have won more than once. Jan is the winningest with 6 AI victories (but also the losingest with 5), but the best win percentage goes to Jess. She is 5-1 when calling on the robots. Also, for a effectively an RNG challenge, Lucy and Bakalar have never won any of their 3 chances.
Okay, that's it. I can indulge other findings at another time. Hope y'all like this and I'm looking forward to seeing who else gets in on this and who improves their record!