# Selected first in 15/15 games in battlegrounds...

ZmanD90
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I've been playing more battlegrounds lately and it felt like I was always picking first when it came time to select champs. This has always seemed like a slight disadvantage to me since it gives the opponent more opportunities to select counters. This wouldn't be a big deal if the times selecting first and second were approximately even, but I started to feel like I was selecting first all the time. I decided to start keeping track to see if it was all in my head. I played 15 games in a row and I selected first in ALL 15 of the games. If the chance of selecting first or second is really 50/50, that would mean that there was a 0.003% chance of me selecting first fifteen games in a row. I watched a streamer play 9 rounds in a row and they only selected first 2 times out of the 9. There should have only been a 9% chance of them getting to pick second in 7 of the 9 games. Am I missing something here? Is there a mechanic in play where some players get preferential treatment that I am not aware of?

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## Comments

30★3,323★★★★★161★★7,189★★★★★7,833★★★★★Yes , there is very little chance to get to draft first 15 times in a row, but every match, you have 50/50 chance right? So it can happen.

835★★★★“There have been threads about this and I was one of the people being like “RNG, bro 🤷♂️” Then at some point I realized it was happening to me a lot so I started keeping track… in 41 of my last 42 matches I’ve drafted and picked first. At first it was surprising, then maddening, and now I just go into each match knowing I’m probably picking first.

None of this rules out RNG, but it seems plausible that there’s something else going on.”

Since then I’ve picked and drafted first in all 3 of my matches.

I fully agree that what OP and I are describing can be explained through RNG. It’s also possible there are other factors involved.

5,344★★★★★254★★P. S.: just trying to do the math and not saying the odds are equal for everyone going in the matchmaking. I personally have felt while playing bigger accounts i have to place first most of the times and while playing smaller accounts i mostly place second. Again I am never able to determine size of account whom I am fighting so just a guess.

4,007★★★★★"Whoever bans enemy's heroes faster will gain an advantage and will place after the opponent."

Very easy.

Like it should be basic thing, rewarding the fast thinkers and bringing something dynamic in ban phase.

30★I think we can safely say that the matchmaking is not determined by rng and that the way the code is currently written gives some players an advantage over others.

We can't jump to conclusions as to why the game is like this. Hopefully the devs aren't being malicious and it's only due to a bug in the software. Is there a reliable way to reach out to them to discuss this further?

30★Is this a current bug with the game?

2,083★★★★916★★★★835★★★★322★★★71★47★Can safely say I am yet to pick second in this season >.<

(I win 1 out of 5 games on average)

30★4,007★★★★★Multiple Video of AI parrying when hitting into block? No response.

BG cheaters using 2* in higher tiers and winning in 12 seconds? No response.

Uncollected scrub crying about BG matchmaking? REAL **** !! HOLD UP 😡

285★★★Last season I did around 350k points and can recall getting to place second maybe twice, it's pretty weird whatever is going on.

30★I have now gone 43 games in a row picking first. That is a 0.00000000001% chance, or approximately 1 in 8.7 QUADRILLION. This is approximately 30,000 times less likely than winning the Powerball jackpot. I really wish someone from Kabam would address this. I don't want to believe that they are purposely giving some players an advantage over others, as this would directly contradict the Kabam Jax post from September 19th.

Can someone from Kabam please comment on this? Is this a known bug?

@Kabam Miike

@Kabam Zibiit

@Kabam Porthos

@Kabam Vydious

@Kabam Lyra

4,007★★★★★Otherwise it's like shouting in vacuum.

7,391★★★★★366★★★Just not very likely.

69★69★427★★★871★★★★242★★★This season in about 28 battles to date this season I've picked first 27 times.

427★★★