CS:GO Ranks List The Ultimate Elo Rank Table
What are the CS:GO Ranks?
In CS:GO there are 18 skill ranks in total, here is a complete list of all ranks:
- Silver I (S1)
- Silver 2 (S2)
- Silver 3 (S3)
- Silver 4 (S4)
- Silver Elite (SE)
- Silver Elite Master (SEM)
- Gold Nova 1 (GN1)
- Gold Nova 2 (GN2)
- Gold Nova 3 (GN3)
- Gold Nova Master (GNM/GN4)
- Master Guardian 1 (MG/MG1)
- Master Guardian 2 (MG2)
- Master Guardian Elite (MGE)
- Distinguished Master Guardian(DMG)
- Legendary Eagle (LE)
- Legendary Eagle Master (LEM)
- Supreme Master First Class (SMFC)
- Global Elite (GE)
How to get a Rank in CS:GO?
If you start with a new account, you need to reach level two (Valve is changing this from time to time).
To level up fast you can play the basic CS:GO modes: Casual, Deathmatch, Demolition or Arms Race. At the time you have reached level two on your CS:GO account, you are able to start your ranked matchmaking career.
How you can get your first CS:GO rank:
To get your first CS:GO rank you have to win 10 ranked games in the matchmaking mode.
In these games at the start, there is a huge gap between skill levels, but after a few games Valve will define your skill tier and the balance is getting better.
After you’ve played 10 games the CS:GO Matchmaking elo system assigns the suitable CS:GO rank.
Info: Valve defined a maximum of 2 wins per day, this means you need at least 5 days to reach the 10 wins and get a skill group.
How do the CS:GO ranks work?
To play Counterstrike CS:GO on a competitive level, it’s essential that every player gets caluclated to determine his skill level. The skill level in CS:GO is called rank or elo rank (Elo stands for Elo rating system and was originally invented to calculate the skill of chess players).
CS:GO ranks are necessary to play fair games with equal teams: If you play a competitive match, both teams should be on the same level to allow a great game experience.
Your performance inside the game will be rewarded with a derank, uprank or you will stay on the same level.
Playing a good match in these balanced games, making kills, and finally winning the game, leads to a higher CS:GO rank! In total, 18 CS:GO Ranks exist, which are defined in 3 rows, which are called “skill groups” or “tiers”.
Where can I see my CS:GO rank?
You can find the CS:GO ranks icon, in the Global Offensive menu right under your name! Here is a screenshot of the CS:GO profile.
The old CS:GO profile rank:
Beside the machmaking ranks, you can also find the complete CS:GO service medal list here.
The new CS:GO profile rank:
In the new profile beside the normal rank, you can also see the Danger Zone rankings.
Where can I see the CS:GO rank of other players?
In the ranked matches you can only see the CS:GO ranks of your friends and teammates by default. Just at the end, when a team has finally won, the ranks of all players appear at the same time. To find the rank for your friends, just click on their CS:GO profile and you will see their actual standing.
What is the Average Rank in CS:GO?
The average rank of all CS:GO playes is the Gold Nova 2 rank. The distribution of all CS:GO ranks can be seen in the following infographic, that I have created for you:
As you can see, there is a huge player base in the upper Silver and all Nova ranks. The higher the rank the lower is the percentage of players.
How Many Players are Silver in CS:GO?
About 32% of all CS:GO players have a silver rank. To give your more beautiful data here are some CS:GO facts:
- The biggest part is the middle group in CS:GO: 35% of all players have a Nova rank. If you are an upper Nova, you are already better than average! This means about 66% are ranked in Silver & Nova, only 33% are higher!
- A quite big part of 20% are skilled players who are ranked as MGs and DMGs.
- Only 13% of all players are Legendary Eagle or higher! This is a really small amount.
- Finally less than 1% are ranked as Global Elite! This shows how hard it is to reach Supreme & Global Elite!
How to Rank Up in CS:GO?
Well, here is the best tip to rank up fast in CS:GO:
Just win more than you lose! This will have the main impact on your ranking results! 😉
But let’s check this in detail:
Tons of factors can affect the CS:GO rank! These factors are kills, deaths, the kda, assists, won rounds, mvp stars, and many more!
But which factors are the most important?
I wrote a complete guide about to how rank up in CS:GO, which you can find here: