Part 2: Statistics and Analysis
In Part One: The Paradox, we took a look at some of the complexities surrounding the question of whether maps are T-sided or CT-sided. This is Part Two: Statistics and Analysis, where I will examine what the statistics tell us about map balance and analyze the possible reasons why they come out the way they do. This discussion will then lead us into Part 3: Towards a Solution, where I will put everything together and present one complete theory of map balance.
What Do Statistics Say?
Statistics are a great way to settle the issue of whether or not maps are balanced. The following statistics are percentage of rounds won on each side out of all rounds played, taken from 600+ matches from international events and leagues around the world. The rest of this discussion will be centered on them: