Matchmaking / Competitive

Matchmaking on ChallengeMe.GG is the process through which our system will match players of similar skill levels against each other. Matchmaking is determined by skill ratings.

This feature is currently in beta


Unranked Your current rank
Silver I Your current rank
Silver II Your current rank
Silver III Your current rank
Silver IV Your current rank
Silver V Your current rank
Silver VI Your current rank
Gold I Your current rank
Gold II Your current rank
Gold III Your current rank
Gold IV Your current rank
Master I Your current rank
Master II Your current rank
Master III Your current rank
Master IV Your current rank
Elite I Your current rank
Elite II Your current rank
Supreme Your current rank
Legendary Your current rank

What are skill ratings?

Skill ratings are a numerical value given to a player to determine their skill. A player’s skill rating is used in our matchmaking. Winning matches will increase your skill rating, while losing will decrease it.

How can I see my skill rating?

This value is not visible in a numerical value however, we have values assigned to ranks.

How do I get a rank?

You must first complete your placement matches in the competitive 1v1 or 5v5 mode to receive your rank.

How do placement matches work?

Upon joining the Competitive 1v1 or 5v5 queue, you are asked to complete 10 placement matches. These matches are used to determine your skill rating.

In what modes can I earn rank progression?

Your rank progression is only affected in our Competitive and Play4Coins modes.

How is my rank progress calculated?

Simply put, your rank progress will differ depending on your opponent’s skill rating. If they have a higher skill rating and you win, you will gain more rating than if they were lower than you.

We also calculate your individual performance during the match so even if you lose but did well during the match, your skill rating will not be decreased as much as someone who did not do well on your team.

I’m X rank in Valve Matchmaking, what rank should I be on CME.GG?

You shouldn’t gauge your CME.GG rank by your Valve Matchmaking Rank. The two systems work quite differently in terms of how your rank is calculated. Therefore your Valve Matchmaking rank should only act as a rough guide to what rank you should be on CME.GG.

What is the CME.GG policy on smurfing / deranking?

Smurfing, i.e. intentionally getting yourself into a lower skill bracket than you belong by means of deranking, or deliberately losing your placement matches, can lead to account suspension.

We at CME.GG pride ourselves on offering a competitive and fair environment, regardless of your skill. Smurfing completely goes against this principle and is therefore not tolerated in competitive modes here at CME.GG.

If you wish to play with friends who are of a different skill level, we offer open and casual lobbies.

How can I report someone for Cheating / Smurfing?

You should report these people to our support:

What maps are played in Competitive 1v1 and 5v5?

We have picked 7 competitive maps for both 1v1 and 5v5.. The list of maps is as follows:

  • Aim_Map
  • Aim_Map2_Go
  • Aim_1v1_USP
  • Aim_Deagle
  • AWP_Orange
  • AWP_India_CSGO
  • Aim_ssg_08_CSGO
  • de_dust2
  • de_inferno
  • de_train
  • de_mirage
  • de_cache
  • de_cbble
  • de_overpass

How is the map picked in Competitive modes?

The map is picked via veto system from the 7 competitive maps. Each team captain will take turns vetoing a map until only one is left.

Do I have to use CME.GG Client Anti-Cheat in Competitive modes?

Yes, competitive play always requires CME.GG Client Anti-Cheat. Please ensure that the client is running before joining the queue to avoid issues.

What happens if I or my opponent(s) cannot play due to lag?

Unfortunately CME.GG cannot take responsibility for any issues caused by your internet connection (lag / disconnects etc). If all players are affected and you believe it to be a server issue, please contact support after the match has ended and report the server.

What happens if a player leaves the match early?

Currently in Competitive 1v1, players that leave the match early will receive a competitive cooldown for 30 minutes preventing them from joining any Competitive queue. The match will be cancelled and it will not affect skill progress or placement matches.

In 5v5, players that leave and do not return after 5 minutes will receive a competitive cooldown for 30 minutes preventing them from joining any Competitive queue after the match has ended. Also, they will incur a cooldown if they disconnect for a total of 3 times.