Claim: "However, all the rewards in the trophy road above 4000 trophies are significantly more than what the old draft chests give you, I think its something like twice as much or more" (Seth, @seth_Supercell
, 2019). As he claimed this in the video, '2x rewards!' appeared in the screen. Video found here
Claim in question made during 3:41-3:56 of the video.
Disclaimer: The claim in question was made by Supercell so I limited myself to the values that Supercell places on cards/items to see if the claim made by Seth is true or false. If the value of a commodity is unknown, I did my best to come up with an appropriate estimate as described below in 'Methods.'
Methods: To compare the new rewards to the old draft chests I converted the values of all received items to gold as specified below.
Gold: x1 (base unit for comparison)
Common cards: x5 (based on trade/gold received for full stack value)
Rare cards: x50 (based on trade/gold received for full stack value)
Epic cards: x500 (based on trade/gold received for full stack value)
Legendary cards: x20,000 (based on trade/gold received for full stack value)
Gems: x22.2 (based on buying 100,000 gold for 4500 gems)
24 hour chest boost: 739.3 (based on 33.3/day gem cost of 3 day boost multiplied by the gem multiplier calculated above)
Common Trade Token: 250 (based on gold received for full stack value)
Rare Trade Token: 500 (based on gold received for full stack value)
Epic Trade Token: 1000 (based on gold received for full stack value)
Legendary Trade Token: 2000 (based on gold received for full stack value)
Each unique reward checkpoint under both the old and new reward systems are analyzed for value. This includes ALL rewards on the trophy road including gem boosts at each new league. Additionally, trophy values from the previous rewards system (i.e. 4900 trophies for Masters 1 draft chest) are used as well.
Results: Spreadsheet link can be accessed in the link below.
Analysis: The trophy road rewards are comparable to the rewards earned in draft chests only once the 4525 threshold is reached when the first legendary is received. The general trend is that as players progress the trophy road award eventually catches, and then passes the old rewards from the draft chest system.
Conclusion: Seth's statement is very misleading. Only players at 6900+ trophies receive double the rewards that they would have received in draft chests. Additionally, he used the term 'significantly more' (so maybe not quite double). If we take significantly to mean at least 50% more then that doesn't happen until 6700 trophies.
Edit: Updated spreadsheet based on new information gathered. Will be increasing the value of gems when I find a suitable number, either way that doesn't affect anyone under 5450