Black in ladder game

I haves started some ladder games after a new OGS system started and the sending challenge opponent was black at every game. It was strange a little when black was much stronger then white.
Can be stronger opponent white like in the old system?

Looks like the challenging player is always being assigned to black even if there is a huge discrepancy in rank

Interesting, we’ll look into it, thanks for bringing it to our attention!

Ladder should be nigiri.

Challenger as White would be a second option. This assumes that komi doesn’t quite compensate for the first move advantage. This effectively gives the tie to the Defender.

However, nigiri is probably best.

Oh maybe this was on purpose then, we’ll look into it in either case

Just checked my Game history.

Looks like White goes to the higher rated player. This is a defensible action as well.