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DOTA 2 RANKS OVERVIEW

John Dow
John Dow
Author CyberSport.io
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Dota 2 rankings are essential in ensuring that players are matched to games that are appropriate for their skill level. Of course, that's not the real reason you found our Dota 2 rankings section, is it? If we were to hazard a guess, we'd say you're probably checking your remaining matchmaking rank (MMR) points needed to advance to your next Dota 2 rank. You can be confident that we have covered every aspect of Dota rankings in this article.
DOTA 2 RANKS OVERVIEW

If we go back in time, Dota 2 rankings were just numbers that players would flex on one another. Dota 2 rankings have mostly remained consistent, at least for the MMR. If you win the match, you will get around 30 MMR for solo matches and 20 MMR for parties.

 

When it comes to seasonal Dota 2 leaderboards, Dota 2 rankings are now represented by Dota 2 ranked medals. It is essentially your Dota 2 MMR in silhouette, although similar to other MOBAs, having a distinctive label feels more crucial.

 

You will get a notification as you go through Ranked Matchmaking after your MMR reaches a certain level. While there are only eight medals available in each category, the number of stars allows for additional classification of each medal.

 

Please be aware that each rank benchmark is always shifting as it readjusts in accordance with the data of Dota 2 MMR distribution. For instance, your MMR would have stayed static if you hadn't played any ranked Dota 2 games in a while. When it recalculates your MMR based on the new benchmark in your subsequent match, there's a good chance you'll get a medal promotion. Nonetheless, when players lose MMR, the quality of medals declines, and the medal standard typically deteriorates over time.

 

DOTA 2 RANKS OVERVIEW

 

HOW TO CLIMB DOTA 2 RANKS


A Dota 2 rankings guide wouldn't be complete without some helpful pointers for moving up the MMR ladder. We'll start with the Uncalibrated medal, for which you must complete 10 calibration games in order to determine your true MMR. We advise you to unquestionably win each of these 10 games, particularly the first half since this is when your hidden MMR is still quite unpredictable.

 

Being placed in a lower MMR match after losing the first round simply means that you aren't qualified for the current Dota tier. Instead, if you succeed, it will give you a considerably higher MMR to match you into a more difficult game.

 

DOTA 2 RANKS OVERVIEW

 

HERALD MEDAL


Consider that you are a Herald player who has already received your medal. You need to understand a lot of foundations before you can really master one particular hero. In this group, it is more important to master the fundamentals than to concentrate on your talents.

 

GUARDIAN OR CRUSADER MEDALS


It's time to interact in Guardian or Crusader, preferably over the mic or through chat. You must be aware of the responsibilities of positions like support and carry. You may, however, confine yourself to one function for the time being. Being a one-trick pony is useful since the goal is to advance.

 

ARCHON AND LEGEND MEDALS


Here, at the Archon and Legend medals, is where the vast bulk of players are distributed. This implies that you will encounter more people, more drafts, and other tactics. While coordinating, buy Smoke of Deceit for ganks and set up important objectives that your team may pursue all around the map. Map control, warding, and map awareness all play crucial roles.

 

ANCIENT AND DIVINE MEDALS


Advanced abilities and a mastery of the game's mechanics are essential in the Ancient and Divine bracket. You must be aware of when to pull the creeps since lane balance alone might have an impact on how well your game goes. Drafts and patch meta may provide a significant edge over opponents who only spam their favorite heroes at such a high Dota tier list.

 

IMMORTAL MEDAL


Sadly, that's all the advice we can provide from the viewpoint of a typical Dota 2 player, so you may wish to consult appropriate guides written by Immortal-ranked experts. As an alternative, you may also use some of the greatest heroes to increase your MMR in Dota 2.

 

DOTA 2 RANKS OVERVIEW

 

THE MMR LEADERBOARD

 

Five-digit MMR is becoming very common among professional players. Abed Azel L. Yusop first reached 10k MMR in 2017, and more professionals have since done the same. Three years later, Abed was the first to achieve the 11k MMR threshold.

Our first 12k MMR player, Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon, joined us in March 2021. You do not want to miss these prodigies in action as they each participate in the upcoming International 10 competition.

 

Six thousand MMR is still a respectable achievement to boast to your friends about, even if five-digit MMR is almost unattainable. Sometimes being an immortal player may lead to a professional playing career for amateurs. Naturally, if you have what it takes, you may even rise up the Dota 2 rank tier list to replace Abed.

 

 

RESETTING YOUR MMR FOR RECALIBRATION


Considering how highly regarded MMR is, resetting your MMR is a way to calibrate your current MMR in the hopes of getting a better one. That being said, the biggest improvement that can be anticipated is between 400 and 500 MMR, so don't plan on going from a Legend to Divine medal with only one recalibration.

 

Keep a record of your original MMR before resetting your MMR since it will be concealed. Ten calibration matches must be played in order to determine your new MMR. The MMR gain or loss during these calibration matches will differ from the typical 30 MMR.

 

Players take advantage of this chance to perform at their peak during these matches by selecting either their heroes with the greatest winrates or meta selections. According to rumors, the first three matches in the calibration process are usually more volatile since the matchmaking algorithm evaluates your skill level incorrectly. Once one plays their final calibration matches, the gain/loss will finally settle to a regular MMR value.

 

Please be aware that MMR resets are only accessible at the beginning of a new Ranked season. You may access this function by going to Settings -> Account -> MMR Recalibration.

 

WHAT IS MMR IN DOTA 2?


In Dota 2, the MMR (Matchmaking Rating) ranking system pairs players with opponents of comparable skill levels. It is essentially an algorithm designed to maintain the fairness of a game with a significant skill gap. It is used to gauge how skilled each player in the game is and is based on your performance and win/loss ratio.

 

DOES MMR CHANGE WITH EVERY GAME PLAYED?


Every time you play a rated game, your MMR will vary depending on how you perform and how skilled your opponents are. After every match, a player's MMR has the potential to rise or fall. A victory often causes a rise, whereas a defeat typically causes a decline. You may play unranked games if you don't want to alter your MMR.
 

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