CS:GO Rank Distribution and percentage of players – August 2022 | Esports Tales

A realistic rank distribution in CS:GO – updated monthly. Find out the percentage of players by rank and the true value of your skill.

CS:GO rank distribution

A perfect rank distribution isn’t attainable as Valve doesn’t publicly share the info of our profiles. I believe that the situation was different in the past, but they had to establish some limits due to privacy rules, servers load, or for gambling regulations.

Every website can only access the data of the users utilizing their services, such as demo analysis, match history, favorite maps and weapons, general performance, and all sort of detailed stats. By using any of these utilities, we let them scrap info from our profiles, which can be employed also to split the player base across all ranks.

I investigated all the websites available, and in the end I concluded that CS:GO-Stats and Total CS:GO are the most reliable ones. We will use their data for this distribution.

More rank distributions:

  • Rainbow Six Siege

  • PUBG

  • Valorant

  • Overwatch

  • Dota 2

Every month, I will gather the data and update this article. In this way, we will be able to understand how the distribution evolves over time and if there is any difference.

Matchmaking update and recalibration

On August 2nd, 2022, Valve released a big update to the CS:GO’s matchmaking system that affected all the players globally.

When you launch CS:GO, you’ll notice that your Skill Group is not displayed–you’ll have to win one more match to reveal your Skill Group. Most of you will notice a change to your Skill Group, but some of you may find that you were already in the right place.

— Valve

Previously, smaller regions had a bottom-heavy distribution, while Europe (the most populated one) had a top-heavy one. Now it should feel harder to rank up in Europe because the players in the top half of the curve have been redistributed. Instead, in North America matchmaking quality should be improved as before there was a high skill gap among players at mid-ranks.

There is certainly room for improvements, but Valve did a good job with the new rank distribution and matchmaking algorithm.

August 2022Europe

1,130,000 active (they got a rank post-rebalance) European accounts recorded between August 2nd to 16th.

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Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Silver I 1.6% Gold Nova I 7.2% Master Guardian Elite 7.2% Silver II 2.9% Gold Nova II 8.2% Distinguished Master Guardian 6.1% Silver III 2.7% Gold Nova III 8.9% Legendary Eagle 4.8% Silver IV 3.6% Gold Nova Master 9.4% Legendary Eagle Master 4.9% Silver Elite 4.9% Master Guardian I 9.0% Supreme Master First Class 3.1% Silver Elite Master 6.0% Master Guardian II 8.3% The Global Elite 1.3%