Thursday, 31 March 2011

How the heck do i get out of bronze league?

Promotion and Demotion

The prevailing theory behind the matchmaking system is that each player is assigned a hidden "matchmaking rating", or MMR. MMR determines who your opponents are, as well as whether you are promoted or demoted. When you win or lose a game, your actual rating is compared with the MMR of your opponent and points are awarded or deducted as necessary. MMR is only affected by the end result of a match, not the means used to achieve those results. In-game details such as APM, unit composition, and tech path of either player are irrelevant.

In order to be promoted to a higher league, your MMR must sit comfortably within the boundaries of that league, meaning you'll need to be averaging a 50% win rate against those kinds of players. If you are a 2250 MMR Platinum player who typically faces Diamond players, you will need to not only average a 50% win rate against those Diamond players, but also maintain a much higher win rate against any Platinum players you may encounter. Once your MMR reaches a certain threshold you may be eligible for promotion.

The system takes a moving average of your past X games and uses that to determine your eligibility for promotion. If the moving average crosses a certain league threshold, you can be promoted to that league.

Dropping down to a lower league works the same way, only by losing.

You do not need to reach #1 (or any particular rank) in your division to get promoted.

16 comments:

  1. Interesting...
    Maybe one day I'll stop having to play only custom maps :p

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  2. Oh so that's how it works!

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  3. Oh thanks for the info...:) followed for more

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  4. I had a 2 week pass for this game but I have no idea where I put it...

    Oh Well.

    ~H. Coct

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  5. Good writing, also you can find me "Halun" nickname. We can play together my friend!

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  6. Hey I found your site on an imageboard and I have to say I've been pissing myself trying to get out of the bronze league for ages.

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  7. Hook me up if you wanna play together, 1800 mmr

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  8. great tip. Please post more tips!

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  9. I've been looking for some good tips for a starcraft noob like myself. I think I found them :D

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  10. Awesome post! Very informative!

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  11. As long as you prevent them from cheesing, I support you, haha.

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