As we all know, Grievous Gladiator is top 0.1% and Gladiator is top 0.5% of the ladder.
Gladiator: 1310 spots - 2167 rating
Grievous Gladiator: 262 spots - 2369 rating
Gladiator: 179 spots - 2347 rating
Grievous Gladiator: 35 spots - 2588 rating
Gladiator: 1089 spots - 2095 rating
Grievous Gladiator: 217 spots - 2290 rating
Gladiator: 173 spots - 2260 rating
Grievous Gladiator: 34 spots - 2456 rating
Q/A section, I will try to update this post with relevant questions/answers/posts/statements etc.
maybe i can send braindance a screenshot of my first glad title and my oxford acceptance letter and then i can be cool again
Do the math yourself, get lowest rank and divide it with 200 and you get last Gladiator rank per ladder. Divide that number again with 5 and you get last r1 rank.
For example EU 3v3 right now:
262042 / 200 = 1310,21 - which is 1310 spots for Gladiator
1310,21 / 5 = 262,042 - which is 262 spots for Grievous Gladiator
262042 / 1000 = 262,042 - which is 262 spots for Grievous Gladiator
does this take into account people who havent played the 60 games or w/e to be eligible for title?
Being eligible for title doesn't have to do anything with the amount of players in the ladder, which is where the cutouts are calculated from (both Blizzard and player side)
Right now, everyone who has a ranking in the ladder (check the API pages) are calculated towards the cutouts and it doesn't depend if they have enough games played or not.
When I created the topic, the ladder had 262042 players. Right now there's 262155 players. That's over 100 more in about 3 hours? That means that there is every 6th hour new Gladiator spot in the ladder, making 4 new Gladiator spots per day.
Since everyone who played now counts and can't drop off makes the number bigger aswell.
The system is the exact same as last except the fact that more people count towards the titles since they cna't "disband spot".
But yeah, overall the number increased like 4 times compared to last seasons.
400 teams divided to 16 battlegroups is 25 teams per battlegroup, which is pretty damn close to top BG's in EU (Misery had about 30 and Rampage had about 25). So it's pretty much the same as last season's numbers were, but now that the unified ladder is here and activity has gone down in 2k+ arena, it's pretty much onbvious that this is what is happening.