Factors Influencing the Ranking System
The exact algorithm behind the ranking system remains a close secret. However, some factors are known to influence your rank, including:
- Win/Loss ratio
The outcome of your matches is one of the most significant factors. Winning matches will generally help you rank up while losing matches will likely lead to ranking down. Sometimes a match tie can change your rank as well.
- MVPs and personal performance
Individual performance, as measured by the number of MVP awards you receive and your overall kill/death ratio, can also impact your rank.
- Round results
The number of rounds you win or lose during a match can affect your ranking, even if you don’t win the game itself.
- Enemy ranks
The ranks of your opponents play a role in determining how many points you gain or lose. Beating higher ranks results in more points, while losing to lower ranks may cause a significant loss of points.
Differences Between Faceit and Matchmaking Ranking System
Faceit is a third-party platform with its own ELO-based ranking system, while CS:GO matchmaking uses a skill group system. While both systems share similarities, there are some key differences:
Faceit servers run on a 128-tick rate, resulting in more accurate gameplay and a smoother experience, whereas matchmaking servers run on a 64-tick rate.
Faceit has a more robust and advanced anti-cheat system than CS:GO Matchmaking, resulting in fewer game cheaters.
Faceit attracts more competitive and experienced players, while CS:GO Matchmaking has a broader range of players with varying skill levels.
On Faceit, the team captains can ban and pick maps during the pre-match process, while in CS:GO Matchmaking, players can pre-select maps they are willing to play.
Prize pools and leagues
Faceit offers various leagues, tournaments, and prizes for players, whereas CS:GO Matchmaking doesn’t have such features.