We account for this in two ways

Dota 2 matchmaking rating calculation

This is meant to compensate for superior party coordination, as well as partying with highly skilled members. Lack of a common language across the whole match is also avoided, but less strongly. Matchmaking will never be perfect, and the technical details in this post refer to the current state of affairs and are likely to change as we find better approaches. The exact calculation for earning medals is kept secret by Valve and may change over time.

In general theThe next match which is not

Medals are earned based on the highest skill level obtained during the season and will not decrease for the remainder of the season. This is a common mechanism in competitive games used to combat smurfs and intentional derankers. Each team contains about the same number of parties. This is related to team balance, but not the same thing. Try your best to win and improve.

These patterns are typical. Win count is also not useful as indicator of skill, and the matchmaker does not use it for that purpose. It is these party numbers that are used rather than the individual. This is easily visualized on the gold difference graph. When parties are involved, things get a bit more complicated.

Coaches are not allowed in ranked matchmaking. Fortunately, we gather a lot of it.

Data Driven Process Measuring success in matchmaking is difficult. First, we track your skill when queuing alone separately from when queuing in a party.

Any member of your team late abandons. Keep doing what you're doing and do your best on winning the game. Armed with this metric among others we have an experimental way to tune the wait time thresholds. The matchmaker seldom achieves all of those goals perfectly.

In general, the smaller this area is, the closer the game was. The next match, which is not shown will still be on the Very High Skill bracket.

New accounts with few games played tend to have high uncertainty, while older accounts with many games played tend to have low uncertainty. Poor network conditions have been detected. Ranked matchmaking is unlocked after approximately games.