yeah, a beautiful 8 tie! Im sad to see my name hidden in the screenshot.
@scottl1969 I wonder where can be the prob for you about the tie? If you want a power orb, you have to score more than the guy 1st on the leaderboard. Its as simple as that. There can be 1 guy 1st with 200 points or 10 guys tied at 1st rank with 200 points, you will still need to score 201 points to get the orb of power. Every player is free to chase the guy(s) at 1st rank.
And about the game economy, these ties are even a good thing for the game because if there is 1 guy at 200 points and you chase him, then only 2 players will do the race for the orb of power. But if you chase 10 players tied at 1st rank, then you force all of them to play again which translates to much more gems spent during the event.
Like @truethat said, the cheat where the devs need to concentrate is when 2 sister guilds are in same bracket and they give eachother easy defense. But unfortunately even when that happen, it seems the devs dont do anything about it. I wont call out any guild of course, but Im surprise a certain guild have not been demoted of several bracket after last GW on Xbox…