Since its initial release in September 2023, Valve’s competitive shooter Counter Strike 2 has managed to gain widespread popularity among casual and hardcore gamers alike. The new ‘Premier Matchmaking’ that was introduced in CS2 alongside the game’s release managed to garner the attention of millions of players from throughout the globe who competed to improve their rank rating and aimed to reach the top of the competitive spectrum.
However, increasing your CS2 rating isn’t an easy task, especially if your MMR is already on the higher end. The games become progressively more difficult as you encounter more skilled enemies showcasing advanced game sense, strategic utility usage, precise aim, and proficiency in various other aspects.
In contrast to the CSGO ranking system, which assigned players to distinct skill groups, the CS2 ranking system is notably more transparent. However, determining the quality of your rank and making comparisons with other players can be challenging in this new ‘Premier Rating’ system of Counter Strike 2.
Curious to find out where you stand in the CS2 rank distribution chart and how you compare to other players in the game? We have you covered. In this article, we take a detailed look at the CS2 rank distribution and player percentiles.
CS2 Rank Distribution and Player Percentiles 2023
Esports Tales, a third-party website, has presented the rank distribution for CS2 in November 2023 through an informative chart. Taking a glance at the chart, we can find out the detailed rank distribution and player percentiles for CS2 as we head into the next competitive season.
The information in this chart can be represented in the following table:
Analyzing the aforementioned table reveals a consistent increase in the number of players within each ranking category, peaking at 3k before gradually declining beyond that point till the range of 20k and above (with the only exception being the 8k bracket).
It’s also noteworthy that the most number of players reside around the 3k mark, while there are no players with a premier rating below 1k. Interestingly, less than 1% of the player base has managed to reach a 17k+ rating in CS2 as of December 2023.
The data presented in this article may vary from the actual numbers, and is expected to change as the current competitive season of CS2 progresses and players continue to grind for their rating.