While we don’t disclose exactly how our algorithm works, what we can say is that leaderboard scoring is based on a weighted scale. Each round, starting in round 1, allows predictors to earn points based on their correct predictions. Users earn more points per accurate prediction as they move to later and later rounds. For example, users who make 5 accurate predictions in round 1 will earn fewer points than users who make 5 accurate predictions in round 2 or 3.
Votion’s scoring algorithm allows for a bigger spread between predictions as the rounds progress, defining the leaders of the bracket more accurately. The bigger the bracket is in terms of number of rounds means there will be higher point values in the later rounds.
We weight the Final matchup with additional bonus points for further separation between predictions.