CrowdScout is a platform to combine qualitative (eyes) and quantitative (algos) information by aggregating user input to create a quantified player-rating system that tracks performance across time.
Sports analytics have grown tremendously in recent years - thanks to publicly scrapable data and focused, inquisitive minds - to the benefit of (rational) fans everywhere. However, the first generation of available data has only really lent itself to macro, team-level analysis and very specific micro, player-level analysis.
CrowdScout transforms in-depth micro analyses and educated judgments into a comprehensive player rating metric by harnessing Elo Ratings - generating dynamic, 'crowd-sourced' player rankings.
Join the Crowd and have your voice heard! Users or 'scouts' are encouraged to sign-up and contribute to the community. As the crowd grows adept scouts will have more influence over ratings, while weaker or heavily biased scouts will see their input nullified. Players that the scout champions prior to their ascent will also see their importance grow.