There-rsquo;s a reason battle royal games like PlayerUnkown-rsquo;s Battlegrounds (commonly abbreviated -ldquo;PUBG-rdquo;) and Epic Games-rsquo; Fortnite have hundreds of millions of players collectively: they-rsquo;re exciting. Tens of player characters spawn simultaneously in unpredictable places, where they battle it out to the death as the game map-rsquo;s size gradually decreases. The roster-rsquo;s eventually whittled down to a single player, who-rsquo;s crowned the winner.

Fun as the element of surprise may be, matches might be less dynamic than they seem. That-rsquo;s the assertion of researchers at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Georgia, who tested several algorithms to predict final player placement in PUBG from in-game stats and initial rankings.

-ldquo;In this paper specifically, we have tried to predict the [ranking] of the player

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