I just noticed by chance, that someone I’m following ranks below me on GitC multi but above me during the contest. Since I didn’t modify my contest code yet at all, I did a little investigation:
Of the 312 entries ranking above me during the contest, 223 submitted their code in the multiplayer challenge, and 39 or 17.49% of those actually rank below me in multiplayer (at the time of writing).
I find this very surprising, especially considering, that many people probably improved their multi code by now (hiding the fact, that the discrepancy might be bigger).
I believe that part of this issue has to do with how hard it is to fight up through the leaderboard with a late submit (compared to submitting early and being pushed up further by later submits).
Are there any adjustments planned with regards to how the ranking in the leaderboard works? Maybe some sort of exponential backoff could help with opponent selection?