So here’s my opinion. Score should not matter at all in determining who wins or loses. I feel it should be entirely based on the objective score (minions fed, points collected, sentry health, masks deposited). If the scores are tied then the game ends in a draw. When I first played this game I actually assumed that’s how it worked because my first game of incursion ever ended in a tie with both sentry health and average player score and we got a draw. (There were no tie breakers when the game first came out).
Now here’s my reasoning. I’ll use Incursion as an example because that’s the game where a loss of average player score is most likely going to occur. As it stands right now, if both teams first sentry is destroyed but the the second ones remain untouched, whoever has the higher average player score wins. If team A had lower score than team B they lose, despite successfully preventing team B from destroying the second sentry. Team B failed to do more damage to the enemy’s sentry then team A did to theirs yet they still win. Both teams completed the objective of the game to the same extent but that is not taken into consideration as to who becomes the victor. If anything I would say that the team with lower score probably did a better job managing objectives and buildables because they had to deal with more teammates dying yet still prevented the second sentry from taking damage. How is it fair that they lose?
Lastly, what I said here makes score seem irrelevant but here’s the way I have always viewed score, it’s how you determine who is taking up what roles in your team. If I see someone one my team has five or more kills and is yet to die, I can trust them to deal with enemy players while I get thralls, shards, or build stuff. On the flip side, if I see that someone on my team has zero kills and five deaths, but is leading in minion kills then I know that I need to focus less on minions and more on getting kills. If that teammate goes the entire game without a single kill but focused the waves and managed buildables then I will say that person contributed as much to the team as the person who got most kills.
I would like for the final score sheet to emphasize all the contributions that someone made to the team instead of glorifying who got most kills.