Seem like Grandmasters achieve their status by cheating and/or exploiting bugs in the game. Twice in recent days, and twice in my last game, a “Grandmaster” doubled his armies by waiting to attack until his turn was about to end, which left him with an army of equal size on both the attacking and defending positions. It occurred twice within two or three turns, which soon quadrupled the size of his army to the point his army was larger than all others combined within only two or three turns. Seems like so-called “Grandmasters” get their status not by skill, but through cheating.
Yes, Grandmasters, Experts primarily attained such status by cheating. I automatically refuse to play them when I start a game. SMG does a horrible job regulating cheaters. I even found some players in which you couldn't report them as you couldn't turn the page. SMG needs to understand people pay them to have fun not put up with morons.
We just did a major banning wipe yesterday. We'll continue to ban those that are obviously cheating and/or hacking