Rocket League seasonal rank distribution and percentage of players by tier

Rocket League seasonal rank distribution and percentage of players by tier

The official rank distribution data released by Psyonix. Find out the percentage of players by tier in each season and learn the true value of your skill.

Some software houses prefer to hide the data on their player base and rankings; others provide an API with which most of these statistics can be gathered. Psyonix is completely transparent, and releases official data on the rank distribution at the end of each season

The data below includes Solo Duel, Solo Standard, Standard, and Doubles, showing the percentage of players in each tier. All regions and platforms are considered.

I will continue updating the article with the new seasonal data as soon as it is available. In this way, we will be able to understand how the distribution evolves over time and if there is any difference.

Season 8

Below, a cumulative chart indicating the percentile of players. For example, as a grand champion in Solo Duel you are in the top 0.03% of the player base.

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Tier Solo Duel Solo Standard Standard Doubles
Bronze 1 100.00% 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Bronze 2 97.75% 97.74% 98.49% 94.58%
Bronze 3 94.00% 94.58% 96.46% 89.09%
Silver 1 87.56% 90.24% 92.84% 81.66%
Silver 2 77.69% 84.06% 87.10% 72.51%
Silver 3 65.64% 76.28% 79.17% 62.70%
Gold 1 53.08% 67.05% 69.81% 53.23%
Gold 2 40.71% 56.54% 59.48% 44.28%
Gold 3 30.27% 46.06% 49.51% 36.49%
Platinum 1 21.93% 36.37% 37.85% 27.87%
Platinum 2 15.17% 27.30% 27.55% 20.49%
Platinum 3 8.93% 17.92% 19.62% 14.88%
Diamond 1 5.05% 11.21% 13.86% 10.67%
Diamond 2 2.69% 6.47% 9.22% 7.25%
Diamond 3 1.36% 3.57% 5.94% 4.79%
Champion 1 0.62% 1.81% 2.86% 2.50%
Champion 2 0.18% 0.61% 1.07% 1.02%
Champion 3 0.07% 0.20% 0.40% 0.42%
Grand Champion 0.03% 0.05% 0.14% 0.16%

A summary of the data

In Rocket League there are multiple ranked queues, thus one may ask which rank matters the most. This isn’t an easy question to answer, and I believe different people can have divergent points of view on the matter, but in my opinion Solo Standard is the best indicator for both your positioning and global skills. I will use the data from it.

  • The average player is a Gold 2. I believe the ranks are quite balanced with 10% of the player base in Bronze and 45% in Gold 1 and below.

  • Gold contains most of the players, but the figures aren’t that different in Silver and Platinum. Instead, achieving higher ranks really requires to master the game.

  • Champion represents the elite as only 1,81% of the player base is able to reach it. Obtaining Diamond is already a great accomplishment as you are in the top 10% worldwide.

Season 7

Tier Solo Duel Solo Standard Standard Doubles
Bronze 1 100 100 100 100
Bronze 2 97.35 97.5 98.39 94.04
Bronze 3 93.73 94.52 96.38 88.74
Silver 1 87.61 90.35 92.79 81.39
Silver 2 78.15 84.37 87.08 72.23
Silver 3 66.36 76.77 79.10 62.32
Gold 1 53.85 67.6 69.59 52.66
Gold 2 41.51 57.06 59.02 43.46
Gold 3 30.97 46.44 48.75 35.45
Platinum 1 22.47 36.6 36.7 26.63
Platinum 2 15.59 27.32 26.11 19.14
Platinum 3 9.13 17.75 18.06 13.53
Diamond 1 5.13 10.96 12.32 9.43
Diamond 2 2.72 6.17 7.82 6.15
Diamond 3 1.36 3.3 4.72 3.86
Champion 1 0.59 1.56 2 1.8
Champion 2 0.12 0.36 0.57 0.56
Champion 3 0.04 0.10 0.18 0.2
Grand Champion 0.02 0.03 0.06 0.08

Season 6

Tier Solo Duel Solo Standard Standard Doubles
Bronze 1 100 100 100 100
Bronze 2 96.53 97.1 98.54 94.54
Bronze 3 92.54 93.95 96.6 89.37
Silver 1 85.92 89.5 93.09 82.06
Silver 2 75.76 83.12 87.41 72.77
Silver 3 63.61 75.13 79.34 62.53
Gold 1 51.01 65.51 69.58 52.49
Gold 2 38.82 54.51 58.6 42.88
Gold 3 28.72 43.78 47.89 34.5
Platinum 1 18.36 33.91 35.28 25.35
Platinum 2 10.7 24.71 24.31 17.66
Platinum 3 5.96 15.5 16.19 12.07
Diamond 1 3.23 9.21 10.59 8.13
Diamond 2 1.62 4.91 6.37 5.11
Diamond 3 0.78 2.48 3.68 3.12
Champion 1 0.35 1.16 1.52 1.49
Champion 2 0.1 0.33 0.46 0.52
Champion 3 0.04 0.1 0.15 0.2
Grand Champion 0.02 0.03 0.05 0.08

Notable changes

Comparing the data from season 6 with the previous ones, we can notice that the distribution changed. In season 5, the amount of players in Bronze was almost twice as larger, and the average player was a high Silver 3 - Platinum also incorporated a lot less players.

Overall, I don’t think that pile up most of the users in the lower ranks is a good idea, so I support the adjustments brought in during season 6.

Season 5

Tier Solo Duel Solo Standard Standard Doubles
Bronze 1 100 100 100 100
Bronze 2 95.95 95.72 98.04 94.59
Bronze 3 87.19 89.58 93.96 85.85
Silver 1 74.24 81.63 86.8 74.07
Silver 2 58.25 70.91 75.85 60.53
Silver 3 43.68 59.21 62.74 47.62
Gold 1 31.35 47.6 49.51 36.38
Gold 2 21.24 35.65 36.4 26.41
Gold 3 13.79 25.86 25.76 18.84
Platinum 1 8.99 18.35 17.92 13.26
Platinum 2 5.2 11.71 11.43 8.69
Platinum 3 3.01 7.33 7.21 5.74
Diamond 1 1.7 4.55 4.55 3.8
Diamond 2 0.89 2.47 2.48 2.25
Diamond 3 0.49 1.36 1.21 1.26
Champion 1 0.27 0.74 0.66 0.76
Champion 2 0.13 0.34 0.29 0.37
Champion 3 0.07 0.15 0.12 0.17
Grand Champion 0.03 0.07 0.06 0.09

Season 4

Tier Solo Duel Solo Standard Standard Doubles
Bronze 1 100 100 100 100
Bronze 2 96.66 96.3 98.37 95.23
Bronze 3 88.52 90.59 94.77 86.99
Silver 1 76.02 82.88 88.13 75.4
Silver 2 59.87 71.71 77.42 61.49
Silver 3 45.33 59.56 64.45 48.19
Gold 1 33.16 47.78 51.22 36.66
Gold 2 22.35 35.09 37.23 26
Gold 3 14.65 25.19 26.19 18.15
Platinum 1 9.72 17.78 18.14 12.58
Platinum 2 5.44 10.79 10.93 7.76
Platinum 3 3.16 6.6 6.66 4.93
Diamond 1 1.84 4.02 4.14 3.22
Diamond 2 0.93 2.02 2.07 1.76
Diamond 3 0.5 1.05 1.01 0.98
Champion 1 0.28 0.56 0.57 0.6
Champion 2 0.12 0.22 0.24 0.26
Champion 3 0.06 0.09 0.1 0.12
Grand Champion 0.03 0.04 0.05 0.07

 

Statistics and header image: Psyonix

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