Well, yes and no.
I think I , for example, would actually be far worse off (winrate wise) if abandoned bots were not counted. Position wise - probably the same, so net effect, probably zero.
But after thinking some more, the real argument would be that the tournament could conceivably complete faster if dead bots were omitted. Assuming a significant percentage of dead bots.
I do see a lot of matches that I win where the opponent scores single digits (or very low double digits). And at least one that I actually checked the bot completely froze after seeing it’s first cyber truck.
I vaguely remember this point being brought up elsewhere on the forum at some point?
Without actual numbers it’s just whistling in the wind though.
Anyway too late at this point , so pretty much idle speculation.
Welp, I think I’m going to logof now and start cleansing my chakra’s in preparation for 2021.
It’s been a blast, cheers for eers!