Seasonal Rankings represent the level of skill a player achieves in a single season, as determined by their matchmaking rating and other hidden factors. It is only available for ranked matches. Medals are reset at the end of each six-month season. The previous season's medal is displayed next to the new medal for the next season.
Calculation (Read this first!)
The exact calculation for earning medals is kept secret by Valve and may change over time.
This page reflects rough estimates based on community observations.
It is not unusual for your MMR to be a few hundred points from the MMR numbers listed below.
MMR is not the only factor in determining medal rank.
MMR will not always match their estimated medal.
Some players may have medals far above their MMR because:
Medals cannot decrease in rank even if they lose many games.
The player may have multiple Steam accounts.
The system remembers and judges player performance based on their peak skill level, not their current skill level. This is a common mechanism in competitive games used to combat smurfs and intentional derankers.
Medals are earned based on the highest skill level obtained during the season and will not decrease for the remainder of the season.
Both solo and party ranked MMR is considered when determining medal ranks. Solo MMR plays a larger role.
Please discuss any proposed changes on the talk page.
As of now, season three's MMR estimates are highly speculative.
Players who make it onto the regional Leaderboards will earn Immortal medals, with their rank displayed beneath the medal.
All Immortal medals have a sparkling particle effect in-game.