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Dota 2 Ranks and MMR Explained

Dota 2 Ranks and MMR Explained

    Last Updated on February 21, 2023

Are you tired of getting lost in the Dota 2 ranks? Playing video games serves the purpose of recreational activity. Time spent playing in leisure unwinds a person’s thoughts, reducing stress. The games we play to relax differ from player to player. 

Some want a game that requires little thought, and others want challenging experiences. So is the thrill of competitive matchmaking, where players wager their mental well-being for fun. The stakes in ranked games are higher and 

Competitive matchmaking in Dota 2 is no different from other games. It has the same toxicity, sweaty players, and those that give up after a bad exchange. Players calibrate by playing ranked games, and after that, the game assigns them a rank.

When a player competes in ranked matches, their MMR automatically updates depending on the match result.

Rank Medals

The legacy ranked system used numbers to display actual MMR. Four regions couple the player ranks: Europe, the Americas, SE Asia, and China. This ranked leaderboard still tracks player rankings and has received few visual changes since implementation.

When the medal system replaced the numerical system, it came with 7 medals. These medals are Herald, Guardian, Crusader, Archon, Legend, Ancient, and Divine. 

The current system added the Immortal medal, as well as the top player designation. Players at the top of Immortal get assigned a number in their medal. A higher Immortal number also gives distinct visual changes.

The queuing of ranked has two methods—role and classic queue. While Herald to Divine can queue for roles, Immortal players can’t. The reason is the player size, which is lesser than lower ranks, leading to long queue times. Perennial problems like toxicity and smurfing exist in all skill brackets.

Dota 2 Ranks Distribution

Medals in this ranking system reflect an MMR bracket. After a player finishes calibrating, their account is designated by the rank medal and stars. Medals are inaccurate in showing true MMR, which players can see if they go to their profile stats page.

Players advance their medals with consistent wins. A percentage is shown under the medal, which gives players an idea of how long they need to go at it. Here are the Dota 2 Ranks in order:

  • Heralds go from 0 to about 750 MMR.
  • Guardians start at 770 peaking at around 1400 MMR.
  • Crusaders follow from 1500 to 2200 MMR.
  • Archons are from 2300 to 2900.
  • Legends from 3000 to 3700.
  • Ancients from 3800 to 4500.
  • Divines begin at 4600 and end at 5400.
  • Immortals are above 5400, and the sky is the limit from there.

The ranks for the medals vary from actual estimates. Players could stay on a medal for a long time due to erratic game results. If you want to improve your medal, learn from your games and better player.

Most people never get to climb the ladder because of real-life constraints, but now you know what rank you are. 

What if you want to get to a higher rank? The straightforward answer is to keep playing, but it’s not that simple. Learning along the way is important, as also making sure you play at top condition.

If you feel like your day isn’t going well, do yourself a favor and don’t play a ranked game. This choice will also save you and your potential teammates from a win, and a worse day. Follow us on social media to stay updated with the latest esports and gaming news.

Written By
Jean Salgados

Spent all the years of his college writing for the school newspaper and transitioned to casting Dota 2 games shortly after graduation.

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