Rankings Website Updated with Exciting New Features

WFTDA Competitive Play is excited to announce the soft launch of our freshly updated Rankings and Stats website at stats.wftda.com. These updates include incorporating the new rankings algorithm, adding new teams that have started sanctioned play, and introducing a new predictor tool.

Earlier in 2023, WFTDA’s competitive system and rankings algorithm were updated to support a system of competitive play that scaffolds regional up through global play. Leagues may enter more than one team into the competitive structure and skaters may skate for a maximum of two charter teams at any given time.

The WFTDA has divided its global membership into six regions for the 2023-2024 season:

  • Europe (EUR)
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • North America Northeast (NAE)
  • North America South (NAS)
  • North America West (NAW)
  • Oceania (OC)

Teams are assigned to regions at the start of each season, but may also request region changes. A team may only play for regional rankings in one region, with the exception of the Geographically Unrestricted Region (GUR). Each region has a Regional Championship that takes place between April and June of even years, and a designated number of seats from each region will be seeded into Global Championships. These seats will be decided by a Competitive Play committee, and will be based on the relative strength of each region.

Alongside the new rankings algorithm, we’ve updated stats.wftda.com to give leagues and fans a place to:

  • View live (beta) and published Regional Rankings,
  • View GUR tables,
  • See all upcoming sanctioned games and tournaments throughout the world,
  • See the impact of game results on rankings, instantly,
  • See historical records of all sanctioned games since the very first sanctioned game in 2005,
  • In depth, sharable team stats,
  • Predict regional and GUR games easily using the new predictor tool.

Beginning in October, WFTDA will start announcing rankings releases on a monthly basis and these will be published year-round.

Complete information for WFTDA Member Leagues, including policies, instructions, and forms, can be found on the WFTDA Online Community. Any feedback on the new site, including league or team information corrections and updates  should be sent to games@wftda.com.

Visit http://stats.wftda.com to see the new site. We hope you love what you see, and that it becomes an invaluable resource for planning games, reviewing history, and geeking out about stats!