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If you always play your best then your Skill Group will provide you with well matched teammates and opponents.
When you play your first game, we have no idea what your skill is. Loosing against a lower skill group will then have a bigger negative impact on the rating. How can you predict my skill in only winning 10 games?
The more games you play, the more confident the system is in predicting who the other players are that you should be playing against. Where can I see my own Skill Group?
As you play more games, we use those wins and losses to make predictions about what Skill Group we think you should be in.
Should I avoid partying with lower skilled friends because they will hurt my rating? When are Skill Group emblems shown in the party lobby?
Once your Skill Group has settled and you have won 10 competitive matches, your Skill Group will be displayed on the main menu. One thing I noticed, is that if you keep winning and being on top of the scoreboard, the system will put you against higher ranked players.
Players with settled Skill Groups will display their emblem to their friends at all times.
So losing a match with a lower skilled player on your team is not likely to significantly impact your Skill Group. GO competitive Skill Groups predict how well players will perform when playing against other players. When are Skill Group emblems shown in the scoreboard?
What is a Skill Group? Why do I see a range of Skill Groups in the end-of-match scoreboard? If you keep loosing, the system will put you in a lower skill group.
Like an Elo rating in Chess, the CS: Another thing to notice, is that winning against players in a higher skill group seems to benefit your rating more positively than winning against an equal skill group.
But based on experience, we can tell you a little bit of how it works. At the end of the match, after the last rematch, any player with a settled Skill Group will display it to everyone else.
On a side note, gaming-tools. And second, the system makes a prediction about how well each team member will perform in a match. Two equally skilled teams should, on average, win an equal number of matches when competing against each other.