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All CS:GO Ranks and Ranking System

One of the biggest problems in previous Counter-Strike versions is finding teammates and opponents with the same level of play — the CS:GO ranking system was designed to address this issue. It allows players to make their matches handier, more prolonged, extremely exciting, and the fight between teams becomes an intense struggle. In this article, you’ll find out all the information about CS:GO ranks and the ranking system, how to start your matchmaking way, and simple but compelling pieces of advice to get success.

All CS:GO Competitive Ranks List

The system has 18 ranks divided into four groups: Silver, Gold Nova, Master Guardian, and Elite. These are all of the CS:GO ranks:

CS:GO Ranks List

  1. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver 1 CSGO Silver I (S1);

  2. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver 2 Silver 2 CSGO (S2);

  3. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver 3 Silver III (S3);

  4. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver 4 Silver IV (S4);

  5. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver Elite Silver Elite (SE);

  6. CS:GO Ranks Explained Silver Elite Master Silver Elite Master (SEM);

  7. CS:GO Ranks Explained Gold Nova 1 Gold Nova I (GN1);

  8. CS:GO Ranks Explained Gold Nova 2 Gold Nova II (GN2);

  9. CS:GO Ranks Explained Gold Nova 3 Gold Nova III (GN3;

  10. CS:GO Ranks Explained Gold Nova Master 4 Gold Nova Master (GNM/GN4);

  11. CS:GO Ranks Explained Master Guardian 1 Master Guardian I (MG/MG1);

  12. CS:GO Ranks Explained Master Guardian 2 Master Guardian II (MG2);

  13. CS:GO Ranks Explained Master Guardian Elite Master Guardian Elite (MGE);

  14. CS:GO Ranks Explained Distinguished Master Guardian Distinguished Master Guardian CS:GO (DMG);

  15. CS:GO Ranks Explained Legendary Eagle Legendary Eagle (LE);

  16. CS:GO Ranks Explained Legendary Eagle Master Legendary Eagle Master (LEM CSGO);

  17. CS:GO Ranks Explained Supreme Master First Class Supreme Master First Class (SMFC);

  18. CS:GO Ranks Explained Master Global Elite Global Elite CS GO (GE);

How to Get Your First Rank in CS:GO?

The road to the Global Elite is challenging, but before you start, you need to get up to your first CS:GO rank. When you begin to play, you don’t have any and can’t play matchmaking matches. Each player can join the ranking system only when qualified through these specific requirements:

  • Get up the second level of experience to open competitive matches. To complete this point, you need to play various modes that have opened for you (Casual, Death Match, etc.)
  • Finish 10 ranking matches. Your KDA affects the rank when you complete these matches.

For all those players who want to start their ranking road, we want to give efficient but straightforward pieces of advice. Before you play matchmaking matches, you will need to know these simple tips:

  • Try all of the weapons in training mode. Each of the rifles has its spray patterns and recoil compensations.
  • Choose one-two maps (Mirage, Inferno, Dust 2). Find out all the map’s callouts. It will help you to communicate and understand the position of your enemy.
  • Customize your crosshair with deep setting customization.
  • CS:GO is a team fighting shooter, and you can’t win alone. Communicate with your teammates to get advantages over enemies.
  • Calculate the economy because it’s an essential part of a competitive game. Don’t buy a rifle when your team wants to complete a pistol round, and don’t forget about ammunition.

If you want to know how to improve your CS:GO rank visit our big guide 33 Simple but Powerful Tips on How to Rank Up in CS:GO.

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CS:GO Rank Distribution 2020

As you know, the road to Global Elite is challenging, but between silver and GE are many different ranks. In the following picture, you can see the distribution of CS:GO ranks in 2020:

CS:GO Rank Distribution 2020

CS:GO Ranking System - FAQ

Can Unranked Play with Silver Ranks?

Yes. To get your first you have to play 10 unranked matches, with silver or other unranked players.

On Which Level Do You Get a Service Medal in CS:GO?

Service medal appears after reaching the 40’s level.

Does Getting Kicked in CS:GO Affect Your Rank?

Yes, it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, your rank will be affected by the result even if the team kicks you.

How Does CS:GO Ranking Work?

You increase your rank when you win ranking matches. If you lose - your rank will be decreased.

How Do You Rank Up in CS:GO?

Win your competitive matches to up your rank in CS:GO.

How Many Ranks Are in CS:GO?

There are 18 CS:GO comp ranks (CS:GO MMR) - Matchmaking Rank. And there are 40 experience levels, as well.

What is ELO in CS:GO?

CS:GO ELO, it’s your current CS:GO rank.

What Is Global Elite in CS:GO?

Global Elite is the highest rank in CS:GO.

CS:GO Ranking System has lots of practical uses, but still, it is also full of emotions and will give players an additional reason to rejoice at their in-game progress.

There are many points in CS:GO that players must comply with to become successful. One of these points is the game customization. Developers allow you to customize your game as deep as you can. You can do it via the developer’s console. How to do it, and what are the favorite console commands to use? Visit our article CS:GO Console Commands Guide to know everything.

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