Actual participant count

This year’s competition, with the scripts for the first time, brings up an interesting question: how many people will actually end up playing in stage 2? Understanding the difference between the two stages has always been kind of an issue for people new to the challenge, and I suspect a LOT of new people who have been “trained” to look for script submission buttons will get burned once stage 2 rolls around. As I recall, the leaderboard gets wiped clean for stage 2, so the final count will depend on the # of people who actually submit viable predictions. 2013: 248 teams in stage 2 2014: 341 teams in stage 2 2015: ???? Without script-chasers, I would have predicted > 400 teams this year given previous years participation and how…


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