Since the advent of Valorant, one doubt that has been on every CS:GO player's mind is what will be their rank in another shooter if they switch titles.
Since the advent of Valorant, one doubt that has been on every CS:GO player’s mind is what will be their rank in another shooter if they switch titles. Well, it’s been a long time since Valorant came out and the game seems to have settled down comfortably, while CS:GO is firmly holding its ground.Despite the two sports having slightly different ranking systems and classification methods, there is a pattern that emerges when rank distribution data across the 2 titles is collected and compared. This gives us a rough idea of what your CS:GO or Valorant rank could turn into when you move to another shooter.
Of course, there are many other factors that will affect your Rank result when tested practically, as both titles are 2 completely different games despite sharing a lot of common features. But this data-driven concept helps us derive a direct rank conversion metric, which would theoretically be more accurate on a wider scale. So let’s see how your CS:GO or Valorant rank holds up on the other when you switch titles.
CS:GO has had 18 different ranks since its inception, while Valorant currently has 22 different levels. Despite the uneven ranking distribution, there is a way to directly change your rank in CS: GO or Valorant to the rank of another shooter. For this, we will take into account the data collected by Esports Tales for February 2021 across both the titles.
Valorant Rank Distribution – February 2021 | A quick look at the Valorant ranking distribution from Esports Tales February 2021 shows us that the maximum number of players are in the ‘Silver 1’ bracket. Only 0.1% of the total player base has achieved the ‘Radiant’ ranking. On the other hand, the CS:GO ranking distribution from February 2021 shows that the ‘Gold Nova II’ bracket has the maximum number of players. While its highest rank ‘The Global Elite’ comprises 0.78% of the total player base.
Now, taking into account all the ranks and their respective players’ percentages, we get a theoretical rank conversion datasheet. You can apply this directly to your current rank in CS:GO or Valorant to check your converted rank in other shooters.
Here are some things to note from the above combined data sheet :
However, one very important thing to note here is that Valorant’s ranking system is region-locked. This means that a player’s rank is localized to their own region, whereas when it comes to CS:GO the ranking is compared to a global player base. This can make a significant difference, despite the fact that players usually play both of these games on their own regional servers.