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Wager Match Caters to Elite Players Only

So when you stick in that Call of Duty disc and meander the internets for some cannon fodder, are you killing more than you are killed? More than that, do you usually place in the top three? If so, Black Ops’ Wager Match mode is for you.

But if, like me, you don’t generally place in the top three, why would you ever, ever, play the new Wager Match modes that were being so hyped by Treyarch last night?

It’s not like Deathmatch is a random game where sometimes you place at the top, sometimes you place at the bottom. CoD is a skill-based game, and generally you end up in the same part of the scoreboard every time (with a little variance).

Wager Match rewards the top three players of any given match. Usually Deathmatch is eight players. So 37.5% of the players are rewarded, the rest lose out. So if you take the whole CoD community, 62.5% of them have no reason to play Wager Match. (Of course, there is some variation. Sometimes you do better than other times. But on the whole, you get my point.)

So Wager Match, this big new mode that Treyarch put into the game, will only cater to a small percentage of all the players. I know how well I typically do, so there’s no way I’m wasting my money in Wager Match.

Wager Match = Useless