Ones I'm not sure about
Vtak (Holland) - 995
Plutonius (Greece) - 965
Houhi (Greece) - 950
Lockout (Germany) - 940
Töffel (Germany) - 939
Petroviz (Greece) - 921
LamaMaKara (Israel) - 918
Undericover (Greece) - 915
Vfv (Greece) - 910
Wicked Willy (Holland) - 907
This may not be exactly the right thread for this, but since the above quote is relevant, I'll just ask here -
Do any high-ranking players here have an opinion on whether the difficulty of achieving/maintaining high ELOs has increased significantly over time?
I initially thought this might be the case when seeing how large some of the gaps are on the clean ranking between max ELO and current ELO, but the main reason I suspect this is the disparity I notice sometimes between skill level and achieved ELO in some opponents -
Typically when I encounter a strong-record player that I haven't heard of, I'll check the forums to see if there's any alias info on them. Just had a game with Vtak for example, and came across the above posting - I was surprised to see that he was sitting at ~1000 ELO, as despite being a strong player, he made some mistakes that I don't expect current 1k ELO players would make.
I suppose it's a tough thing to judge, since the perspective changes due to improvement over time. The closest thing to evidence of this would probably be anyone noticing they're unable to maintain ELO levels that they previously could -
Not that any of this matters, just curious!
Have we been in an inflationary Skill -> ELO environment?