If you noticed the landslide victories happening throughout the daily Steam Summer Sale Summer Adventure, it wouldn’t be crazy to think that some degree of collusion might be occurring. You wouldn’t necessarily be incorrect with that assumption.
PC Gamer has a fascinating article today on the secret “Team White” that has been attempting to control the outcome of the daily games through a sort of internet ceasefire.
The more trading volume and competition, the more the house wins. But a segment of the Steam community is wise to this. They know that a 12-day period when a five-dollar bill can get you our favorite PC game of all time isn’t the best time to be engaged in what’s essentially a spending war. So to discourage, or at least mitigate, frivolous trading card spending, some Redditors and Steam forum members have organized a coalition to take competition out of the equation. They’ve called themselves “Team White,” and they’ve proposed that each Steam team should win twice, on designated days, through June 28.
Valve has taken note of the community cooperation and has changed the rules a bit to encourage more competition between the teams. More players from the winning team get prizes now, and each day’s competition now awards prizes to the second and third place teams as well.
You can check out the entire article at PC Gamer.