The gold standard for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is the competitive mode. Its conditions are almost identical to the settings of servers in e-sports tournaments. An important role in the success of the regime is played by a rating system that selects players of the same level. But how does it work? CS.MONEY understands this matter.
Unlike their ancestors, Counter-Strike 1.6 and Source, CS:GO uses an automatic player selection system, instead of access to manual search. In the game itself to switch to a match just click one button – “Play”. After that, CS:GO will independently find the desired server and players of a similar rank. In theory, this should lead to maximum enjoyment of the game for each participant. In theory.
In practice, this was not enough and now, in addition to the player’s rating, its adequacy level is used – Trust Factor. Users with a high score play with normal people like themselves, and a low score is most often assigned to toxic individuals and cheaters.
There are 18 rating levels in the game: six ranks of Silver, from Silver 1 to Silver Elite Master, four ranks of Gold Nova, from 1 to Master, three Master Guardian (from 1 to Elite). In addition to them, there are five higher levels, namely: Distinguished Master Guardian, Legendary Eagle, Legendary Eagle Master, Supreme Master First Class, and Global Elite. Obviously, everyone is striving for a “global”.
In order to get into the pool of players in the rating selection of games, you need to go through the calibration, winning in 10 matches. Even with perfect performance in every game, for example, a good KDA, you can’t take the highest rank. The maximum during calibration is the Legendary Eagle Master. If you do not play for more than a month, the rating is reset and you need to win in one match to return it.
The rating changes after each victory or defeat. This applies even to those who have been kicked out of the match by other players. If the team finally won, the victory will count towards the offset and vice versa. This changes the hidden value, which is calculated by the Glicko-2 rating formula, and not the rank itself.
It is important to remember that victory always adds points, and defeat takes away. This means that the player who sits in the last place with KDA 0.6, but wins, will rise up the ranks. A cool solo player losing with three times higher ratio of murders to deaths will fall down to the “silver”. Accordingly, the best strategy for winning is to take rounds as often as possible and win matches, no matter what. The race for a good KDA is also necessary, but this is a secondary task.
Secrets of Success
There are several tricks for quickly growing your ranking. Firstly, it is worth limiting the number of cards to 3 or even less. They should study the simplest and most useful chips – instant flash drives, basic sprinkles, and backache. Secondly, it is advisable to play in the company and even better with a full team of 5 people. In solo matchmaking, the chance to catch inadequate players is much, much higher. Third, increase your personal skills. Although Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is considered a team game, the personal skill of the game means a lot in it. A skilled player kills more often, wins clutches and makes the right decisions, which means he wins more often.