How does CS:GO ranking work? Calibration

Except, the non-ranked match-making in CS:GO, there are also rankings. There, players compete to get to the top. 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 no surprise that his in-game skill will most likely be higher than the vast mass of other players, and there is no point make him play with less experienced players. That is why, if a person shows great performance from the start, the system can immediately give him a high rank. But does CS:GO ranking works properly?

The maximum possible rank received after calibration is Legendary Eagle. Calibration is carried out exclusively in ranked games. To get a rank that matches your skill, you will need to play 10 games. Try to win as many matches as you can. With each won match, you will play with more and more skilled players, corresponding to your rank which could jump up or fall down during calibration. If the game is lost, then the opponent’s rank will become lower, and in the same way, your assignment will decrease accordingly.

How CS:GO ranking works nowadays? Rank system

On average, each player receives a rank no higher than Gold Nova Master, so how does the ranking system work in CS:GO? There are no points or some percent 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 Master could play with the Silver 1 in the same team and their average rank will be Silver Elite.

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

Raising a rank is not an easy task, 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. But it’s not detailed information. Here are some points that also influence on the speed of your ranking up:

  • Mate’s rank. The lower their ranks (compering to opponents), the more points you earn from winning.
  • Enemy team player’s rank. The higher their ranks, the more points you earn for winning.
  • How many points did you earn during 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 jump to a higher rank quickly? Well, the best way to climb the rankings ladder is to practice a lot. This means that instead of playing match after match, it is better to learn soma tactics.

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

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

When CS: GO was just released, thousands of players dreamed 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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