ranks in csgo

This blog post is about ranks in csgo and all the considerations you was a player would make before playing competitive csgo.

One of the
hardest tasks in competitive Counter Strike: Global Offensive is to rank

You can spend countless hours in search for an upgrade in your level but chances are, you are still not leveling up. This ladder is hard to climb, and therefore there are many factors that come into play while ranking up in competitive mode.

There are a
total of 18 ranks in Counter Strike:
Global Offensive
which run from Silver I to The Global Elite.

Philosophy of Competitive Ranks
in CS: GO

The story of
ranks isn’t as simple as you think.

To your

Just to enter into Competitive matchmaking you have to earn sufficient EXP by playing casual matches, as a result of this the first milestone that you have to reach is Private Rank 2, thereafter you have made it to competitive, you will have to win 10 games to get your rank.

But here’s a

You have to be patient while ranking up, as you can’t simply barge in and rank up in one day. Instead, you can only win a number of matches per day, and the number is set to two wins in one day. You will have to hold your horses until you have got your rank.

Once you do the chains of restriction are going to be removed.

Until you have bagged in 10 wins in competitive matches, your rank isn’t going to be shown, till then, you are going to be playing with players from different rank levels.

Remember: The
ranks only vary by +/- 5 when you are playing without a rank with other

The Valve
game modes that you’re going to be started with include; Arms Race,
Demolition, Casual and Deathmatch.

Just think of it as a training session where you are being polished to play with the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive finest on an advanced level, as a result of this being ready for the competitive match.

The ranking of your player is going to be based on the level of your success and failures, because of this is why it is important for you to bag as many wins as possible, because if you fail to impress, you will be assigned to a lower skill group as well.

What Does Competitive Matchmaking
Rank Indicate?

Many people
think that matchmaking rank determines whether you are good or bad but it is
not at all true.

It only shows how experience you are and what your overall expertise in the game are. The skill level can never be expressed in terms of matchmaking ranking, even if after your placement games, you have been moved to silver, it does not mean that you are bad at playing.

It simply
indicates that you are still understanding the intricacies of the game.

For instance,

If you are at the bottom of the table with the Silvers rank, that means there is no proper planning or strategy involved in the gameplay, therefore you are going to come across many smurfs at these levels.

Smurfs are
basically the higher ranked players on varying accounts.

Talking about ranks, Novas are a bit more sensible as they are starting to understand the dynamics of the game, finally coming to the Master Guardian, it is an advanced level rank, as a result of this it is the top of the food chain where you have harnessed your true power and skill.

Wingman Ranking

Wingman was introduced in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive back in 2017, and as a result Trust Factor was a part of this new game mode that was in turn a Hydra Event.

Along with War
and Weapons Expert, Wingman was all set to make its mark in
the CS: GO.

Features of Wingman

It features a
game mode where one pair goes up against another pair of 2. The maps are quite
smaller as compared to other modes.

The game is
played in a best of 16 format where the rounds are of 1 minute and 30 seconds.


The wingman ranks are not as significant as the competitive ranks, therefore it is a game of who gets to kill first, and you can’t expect something good to come out of baiting your team mate.

There are a few
things that matter when it comes to Wingman Ranking:

  • The ratio of wins or losses in
    the round matters
  • The ranks that you are up
    against in the rounds matter
  • Fact that there are MVPs or
    not, that matters


when you are
playing and winning against Gold Nova 4’s and Master Guardian 1’s, there
are still chances that you are going to down in the ranks even after one loss.

All in all,

The wingman rankings essentially don’t mean much, because you have the same 18 ranks in the Wingman ranks as you do in the Competitive rankings. 

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