At least three well-known Counter-Strike dataminers have confirmed information that suggests the franchise's Premier Competitive mode will be adopting a seasonal format and an official rankings system. The information was contained in the Aug. 2 update to the CS2 limited test, which added Anubis and Ancient as playable maps while also teaching chicken to swim.
Other well-known competitive multiplayer games have ranked seasons and world leaderboards as features, but Counter-Strike client-side has never had these until recently, it seems.
Players from all around the globe have long used third-party matching systems like ESEA and FACEIT, which provide both seasons and leaderboards.
The new Premier hub in CS2 may resemble this in a screenshot posted by CS content producer Aquarius. The ability to see both the current and previous seasons' leaderboards is offered on this page, along with access to both global and maybe regional leaderboards.
According to rumors, the first season of Premier Competitive would be known as Beta Season, which suggests it could act more as a trial run for the new structure than as the first season as such. Premier Competitive is a relatively recent variation on the classic Competitive mode. It was added to CS:GO near the end of 2020 and uses active duty maps from the map pool while using a map ban-and-pick system like to that used in professional competitions.
Patch 2 August 2023 update notes:
Recall that Counter-Strike 2, a follow-up to CS:GO, has officially been unveiled by Valve and will first start with a restricted test beta before the full release. Here is all the information you need in order to download, access, and use the CS2 beta.