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Valve Revamps CS:GO Ranking System, Announces Rankings By Region

Game developer and publisher Valve has announced an update to its competitive ranking system for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO).

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By Shubham Dalal | Dec 24, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Game developer and publisher Valve has announced an update to its competitive ranking system for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). In an article shared on Github, Valve detailed a revised model that will take more factors into account when deciding which teams will be invited to ‘later qualification stages’ for the CS:GO Major. Championship. Valve also shared its preliminary rankings for Asia, the Americas, and Europe.The main change pertains to the model used to predict and analyze the performance of each team. Valve has created an algorithm that analyzes the performance of potential key participants taking into account a number of factors.

Valve Revamps CS:GO Ranking System, Announces Rankings By Region :

These factors include the prize money earned by the team, the opponents the team has defeated and their own overall prize money, as well as head-to-head results. All of this information would then be translated into points for each team in the three main regions, and the teams with the most points would be invited to closed qualifiers for the Major. All other teams will have to apply for the open qualifiers.

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Valve announced that the actual code used for the algorithm would be shared with the public in the coming weeks, and encouraged anyone interested to try and improve the algorithm to make it even better. Did. In a statement, the company asked all interested people to freely ‘tinker’ with the system and create something new. As long as the model does well and meets Valve’s goals, the company will consider it.

What this means for teams is that the ranking will automatically be calculated based on how consistent the team is, and how strong its opponents are, which in turn makes the ranking more consistent. Valve stated that “the goal for regional standings is to make them accurate, not easily gamified, and transparent.”This is evident in the ranking itself. In Europe, Heroic is at number one, followed by G2 and the Outsiders. Team Liquid is the best ranked team in North America, followed by FURIA and Complexity. In Asia, Lin Vision, IHC and AVANGAR are the top three.

The CS:GO Majors are the biggest CS:GO events of the year, and are only officially organized by Valve in collaboration with third-party tournament operators such as PGL, ESL Gaming or, more recently, BLAST.The next Major will take place in Paris in 2023, and will be the first tournament to incorporate the new ranking system.

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