In order to make it easier for players in the lowest brackets to learn and improve their play in Starcraft II's, Heart of the Swarm multiplayer, Blizzard has shifted the number of players in each of its Bronze and Silver brackets to create narrower skill bands that should mean you end up player against people that are closer to your skill level.
The problem was apparently to do with the broad range of skillsets that could be found in the Bronze leagues, whereas those in the Gold band were much more competitive and therefore closer in skill level. This meant that new players in the Bronze bracket could end up facing off against those at the top end, which would see them quite easily dispatched. Shifting some of those higher tier Bronze players into the Silver band should fix that.
Gold has also had its player numbers bumped up, promoting a wider range of skills and also hopefully leading to more varied play. However, the super high ranks of Platinum and Grand Master will remain unchanged for now.
Blizzard said in a statement: "Following this change, Bronze players who begin to steadily improve should find it much easier to be promoted into Silver, which we feel should be an area for those who are starting to develop a foundation of understanding for the game.”
It is hoped by the publishing giant, that these changes will make the entire league more competitive.
How have you guys found the changes with Heart of the Swarm so far?