This video by WarOwl also goes into the CS: Another thing to notice, is that winning against players in a higher skill group seems to benefit your rating more positively than winning against an equal skill group. If you focus on becoming better at Counter-Strike rather than winning, then ranking up becomes seamless. GO, it does help to display your overall expertise with the game. To rank up quickly you will need to join a squad of like-minded, skilled players who share your desire to ascend to the lofty heights of Global Elite.
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CS:GO ranks explained: how to get ranked and what each rank means
The better the system knows your real rank, the smaller this range will be. GO Ranks or skill groups, is a way of pairing you with other players when playing in competitive matchmaking. Comment on this article Comments on this article are now closed. GO skill groups are calculated and adjusted automatically and cannot be modified. Unsurprisingly, Valve has kept incredibly tight-lipped when it comes to the inner workings of its games, for fear that some players might game the system itself, prioritising their own progression over the success of their team.