SC2Balance.com is a new project, created to provide to the Starcraft 2 community a resource on game balance.
The web application allows you to view visualisations of statistics of current and historic ladder balance between the races in the game, and shows
overall percentages and head to heads as well as the data on individual maps - never make a bad map veto again!
How does it work?
SC2Balance.com uses public data provided by Blizzard via the recently announced Starcraft 2 API.
We periodically pull data on the GrandMaster leagues in Europe, North America and South Korea (more regions coming soon™). We put this data through a processing run to extract only the
ranked 1v1 matches where we can determine both players in the match, that is where a GM player plays another GM in a ladder match, and then calculate the statistics from the results of these matches.
What stage is it at?
The site is currently in beta. For now this means that the main features are in place and should be working correctly. The site will move from
beta once it has been tested with real user load and any bugs that appear are ironed out. Normal data collection began in mid September, so historic
data will improve the longer the site is running. The frequency of data collection and therefore the data quality will increase as we adjust to load.
Can I get involved?
Yes! For now the best way to get involved is to report any bugs at the GitHub repository, where you can find the source code and a list of known issues. The data processing used also allows for further
depth in the metrics presented, such as balance history per map, breaking up stastistics by ladder region or even stats relating to a specific player.
If you would like to see a particular feature added, then please add your suggestion to the GitHub issues page.
Follow us for updates on Twitter at @SC2Balance.