Valorant Ranks and Competitive Matchmaking complete details
We all knew since the announcement of the game that Valorant would orient for the competition, and Riot Games does not hesitate to make us test its competitive mode before the official release of the game.
To start, what will be the format of this competitive mode?
Regarding the matches, they will have the same form as a normal match in the non-classified, with higher stakes. This classification system is still in its infancy, but Riot wants us to test it in order to receive feedback and to be able to add and improve the classification system/Ranks, it is for this reason that this classified mode risks suddenly appear several times during beta, so Riot can change some things and improve their system.
Good news! Your personal level will also be taken into account when you play ranked, at least at the start of ranked games. It often happens that you lose when you had a very good level during the game (which could have been better otherwise you would not have lost, questioning yourself is always beneficial!), Riot, therefore, thinks about making sure that your personal talent is taken into account when assigning your rank. This option will allow you to play more often with players of your level.
Before presenting the ranks, here are some additional details :
• / Complete 20 games in Uncategorized mode to unlock the Competition mode.
• / 8 rows, 3 levels each, except for the best row, VALORANT.
• / Form groups of 5 players max (2 rows of the maximum gap between the players).
• / Your rank is no longer displayed if you do not play in Competition mode for 14 days, but it does not decrease behind the scenes.
• / Your rank will be reset when the game starts.
Ranks of Valorant
Did you perhaps know these ranks by other names? These old names were not formalized by Riot Games. Here are the old ranks and the new ones: Mercenary, Soldier, Veteran, Hero, Legend, Myth, Immortal, Valorant transformed into something more classic: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Immortal and finally Valorant. There are therefore eight rows, each divided into three tiers.
Winning games is most important for climbing the rankings, but if you play extremely well, your rank will progress faster. Losing games and not living up to the expectations of the system (determined by your previous games) will lower you in the ranking.
As we explained above, your personal talent will be important, however, the more you make a match, the less your personal skills will be important, unlike wins/losses which will have a much stronger impact on your rank over time.
Competition mode also examines how overwhelming your wins or losses are, you have to do your best each game.
Valorant matchmaking is designed so that there is the least irregularity during games so that players play with other people of the same level.
The fact that your personal talent is taken into account avoids smurfs and ” rank boosting “, your true level will be quickly evaluated and you will play against people having the same rank as you, and who will have deserved it.
You can obviously play in groups of five with your friends, but the players in your group must be classified at 2 rows (6 levels) maximum from you, no player must be strictly superior/inferior to you. The level difference between the parties will, therefore, be minimal. Regarding the size of your group, the matchmaking is done so that you fall against people with the same number of players in your group as in theirs, because we know that it is easier to play with friends than to play with strangers.
The inactivity will also be taken into account. If you have not played a game in Competition mode for 14 days, your account will be considered ” inactive ” and your rank will be hidden, but you can recover it after a single game. Your rank will not be reduced during your period of inactivity.
” During the closed beta, but also after the launch of the game, it will be on the VALORANT community that will depend on how we will evolve the Competition mode and the ranking system. We are currently working on adding an element persist progression which would testify to your exploits in addition to the display of your rank. ”
The long-awaited competition on the game finally arrives! Although in testing, what rank are you aiming for?
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