How does CS:GO ranking work? Beginning

Besides, the ordinary match-making (MM) in CS:GO, there are also ranked MM (RMM). There, players compete to get to the leader board. To receive his first rank each player must pass the calibration process. Сalibration is a special selection system developed by Valve to give each player their rank, according to their abilities. In other words, for example, if an experienced player who has actively played CS 1.6 starts playing CS:GO, then it is not a miracle that his in-game skill will most likely be higher than the other players, and there is no point make him play with low-skills. That is why, if a player does a great performance from the start, the system can immediately give him a pretty high rank. But does CS:GO ranking works properly? If you won’t play cs for some time you will need to pass calibration again, to prove that you hadn’t lost your previous abilities.

To get a rank that matches your skill, you will need to play around 10 games. Try to win as many matches as you can. With each won match, you will play with more skilled players, corresponding to your rank which could jump up or decrease during calibration. If the game is lost, then the opponent’s rank will become lower, and in the same way, your will derank accordingly.

How CS:GO ranking works nowadays? Ranking system

On average, each player earns a rank no higher than Gold Nova Master, so how does the ranking system work in CS:GO? There are no points or some scaling bar to see your progress. When selecting players in a ranked match, the average rank of all team players is taken into account. That means that Gold Nova 3 could play with the Silver 2 in the same team and their average rank will be Silver Elite Master.

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How does ranking up in CS:GO work? What influence on ranking up?

Ranking up is not an easy mission, although the algorithm behind it is not simple. How does ranking up in CS:GO work? If say simply, each win makes your ranking up closer. Here are some points that also influence on the speed of your ranking up:

  • Allies rank. The lower their ranks (compering to opponents), the more points you earn from winning.
  • Opponents rank. The higher their ranks, the more points you earn for winning.
  • Point number after ending of a match (press TAB during the match).
  • The difference in the final score. You will get more points by winning a team 16-1 than if you beat them in a close score. On the other hand, you will lose more points if you lose 16-1 than if you lose 16-14 in a close match.

This is what affects your ranking in CS:GO, but what can you do to climb to a higher rank faster? Well, the best way to do it is to practice a lot. This means that instead of playing match after match, it is better to learn some tactics, and smoke grenades.

How does the ranking system work in CS:GO? What to do after reaching your maximum?

After reading this article, hope you understand how does CS:GO ranking works. And what to do if you already earned the highest rank in CS:GO? 

When CS: GO was just released, thousands of players were in a rush of getting the rank of The Global Elite. At that time it was the only ranking system. However, it is now considered obsolete, and nowadays rank means nothing. Today players compete to show their skills, hoping to build a career, on the FACEIT gaming platform. It has its own ranking system, more developed and structured than in CS:GO. Here everything is simple, who has the most ELO points is the best. After winning, you earn +25 elo after losing -25 ( depending on your team’s average ELO points). The ranking system consists of levels, from 1 to 10. And the 10-level (maximal FACEIT rank) player is much more skilled than The Global Elite (maximal CS:GO) rank. This platform is free-to-play. Test your ability there and maybe one day the world would know your name.

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