CS:GO Rank Distribution and percentage of players - May 2018

CS:GO Rank Distribution and percentage of players - May 2018

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

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 is the most reliable one due to the huge amount of users. We will use their data for this distribution.

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

May 2018

Surprisingly, the distribution in May is exactly the same, so you can just check the April graph and table.

Honestly, I find it very strange as there isn't even a minimal 0,01% variation at any rank after 30 days. I will keep monitoring the situation in the next weeks/month.

April 2018

CSGO rank distribution April 2018.jpg

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Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Silver I 3.90% Gold Nova I 8.58% Master Guardian Elite 5.39%
Silver II 4.07% Gold Nova II 8.94% Distinguished Master Guardian 4.28%
Silver III 4.25% Gold Nova III 8.87% Legendary Eagle 3.24%
Silver IV 5.25% Gold Nova Master 8.38% Legendary Eagle Master 3.27%
Silver Elite 6.51% Master Guardian I 7.64% Supreme Master First Class 2.59%
Silver Elite Master 7.54% Master Guardian II 6.60% The Global Elite 0.69%
 

A summary of the data

  • Silver for low-end players. Less than one-third of the player base (31.52%) is ranked at Silver. If you are one of them, be aware that just improving your aim will greatly influence your matches, rank, and game satisfaction.
     
  • Low Gold Nova III is the average rank. It goes from the 49.04 to the 57.91 percentile. High-end Gold players deserve more respect as Gold Nova Master almost reaches the 70 percentile.
     
  • The top 20% of the player base is a Master Guardian Elite or better. Reaching this area is already a considerable achievement so you should be proud of your skills.
     
  • Only the elite obtains The Global Elite. In the past, it was different, but now only the best players of the Valve matchmaking deserve this title.

 

Statistics from CS:GO-Stats - Header image: Valve

Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on @SkulzDota.