I feel like you and I have talked past each other a few times talking about how the event brackets and leaderboard works. It seems like sadly I haven’t managed to help much by responding to you about it — many times I’ve made you feel like I was being disrespectful and based on what you’re saying here, I didn’t even manage to convey how the event leaderboard system works.
Let me try to explain it again. Please note I really intend no disrespect at all — I’m just trying to explain how the system works because it sounds like you’re trying to win by doing the wrong actions.
For the purposes of this discussion, I think you can think to the event leaderboard as working much like the “rank” system in the normal game. You earn medals by winning. Generally the best way to climb up ranks is to design a really good deck, learn how to play well with that deck, and level up the cards in that deck. While it takes many battles to move up from silver rank to diamond rank, just being the person who wins the most number of battles won’t catapult you to the top. If someone has a badly designed deck or lower level cards in that deck, or they’re bad at using their deck, they’re not going to reach diamond rank even if they win 10,000 games against other silver players. If someone just keeps beating silver players but often loses when they play against gold players then they’re just not really going to climb the ranks effectively, no matter how many silver players they defeat. In order to move up, they need to reliably defeat gold players, and then they’ll start being shown matches where they can compete against diamond players. This person will probably be stuck in Gold for a while where they can defeat gold players but usually lose to diamond players. They’ll probably need to upgrade their cards and rearrange their deck and eventually they’ll start beating diamond players and generating significant medal gains again. Then they’ll eventually be defeating diamond players consistently and start being shown the very highest ranks of players m, where they’ll struggle to defeat them and be stuck in diamond for a while. They can defeat other diamond players, but often lose to challenger/master players so they fail to earn enough medals to rank up. After some more upgrading to their cards, deck design and execution this player eventually starts defeating the players in challenger/master ranking and move to the very highest spots on the globally ranked leaderboard. Note that this required many battles to achieve the highest ranks and highest medal counts, but the number of battles wasn’t the key determinant — its which rank of players are you reliably beating.
Events are designed to work in a very similar way. It doesn’t explicitly list the ranks bronze-silver-gold-diamond-challenger-master, but you can think of the the medal count as working in a similar way. You’ll need many wins to climb all the way from “bronze” to “master rank”, but the number of wins isn’t the way you get there. It’s possible to keep doing many many wins but be in the equivalent of “stuck in gold rank” — you can have 1,000 wins against other players with gold ranked medal count, but if you’re always losing to the people in the diamond ranked medal counts, then you’re not going to generate enough medals to move up to the diamond rank. When you lose an event battle, in your head consider this basically the same as losing a battle in normal ranked play —- you might not have lost any medals like in ranked play but effectively that is the reason you did not “rank up” and earn a bunch of medals. The players at the top of the event leaderboard have an incredible win/loss ratio because they basically start the event by making sure they have a well designed deck, make sure all of those cards are high level, and make sure they know how to play it well —- leading then to basically winning ~40 battles in a row with barely any losses. This does the equivalent of moving then from a bronze rank medal count to a master rank medal count without getting “stuck” at any of the ranks along the way:
When you say you’re spending rubies to buy more tickets, but you’re only getting +5 out of those wins, that indicates you’re basically getting stuck at that rank. Instead of spending your resources on getting more wins against that rank of player; you need to focus your resources on being able to defeat the class of players who have more medals than you. This means looking at your deck seeing if there are adjustments to make it more effective, upgrading the cards in that deck so it can defeat the people with more medals than you, and making sure you’re very good at executing your strategy and tactics with that deck. Once your deck is more powerful and you’re defeating this set of players with more medals than you, you’ll find that you’ll become “unstuck” and generate more medals to “rank up” (the corollary of moving from Diamond rank to Challenger rank.)
Now, perhaps the system could be better, but I want to make sure I’m conveying how the current system works and what steps you can take to be highly ranked in this system.
I hope that description is helpful and explains ways you could spend your time and resources to perform better in events in the future. For sure, please don’t spend your gems and time trying to get the maximum number of wins against “diamond rank players” — instead spend those resources upgrading the cards in your event deck so you can start getting some wins against “challenger rank players.” That should generate way more event medals with way less time and ticket investment.
I hope this message comes across well — I know in the past I have made you upset when trying to respond to you. I’m sorry if that happens — it is not my intention.