Common information about the new ELO rating
The new ZELO rating system is the successor of the old one for the '1vs1 League'. It bases on the ELO system but doesn't allow a tie game and takes the players'game scores into account (ratio of the scores). The intention is to motivate even obviously weaker players to fight for every point for the final score.Relevance for BZFlag
This ranking method is irrelevant for the game itself. But the new ZELO system is used by the '1vs1 League' for calculating player strength indexes. Such a strength index depends on the own and the opponent's strength index. As initial rating, players get 1000 points by default and a match ends when the first player died 10 times.ZELO rating calculator & formula
