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They probably won't ever post specifics because people will game the system. Previously placement matches would try to put you about 200 SR below your end last season, this season they changed it to try to make you about even on average with last season.

I'm sure you're right about people gaming the system. That's why we can't have a lot of nice things.
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I'm sure you're right about people gaming the system. That's why we can't have a lot of nice things.
The actual "formulas" aren't disclosed. But you can definitely piece it together. Last season they placed everyone lower than their actual SR. They did this because they wanted people to feel like they were "climbing" and earning their rank. One way they did this was having disgusting SR boosts for several games following placements. This had the unintended effect of frustrating people who struggled to climb and also slingshotting people who didn't belong in higher SRs to higher SRs if they had a lucky streak following placements.

This season they decided to take your prior SR into greater account. Most people will place very close to where they ended the last season.
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I main D.Va, but I also play a pretty mean Symmetra, Mercy, and Zenyatta. Zarya is also a secondary but others are usually much better at her than I am so I tend not to use her.
Hm. Kind of makes you wonder why they call them 'placement' matches then. If SR carries over, why not just carry it over? Is there a definitive explanation of how placements and / or SR works posted anywhere?
Cool. If you're looking to group drop me your battletag. I main DPS and group with several healer mains. We don't have many tank mains.
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Season 6 start today...

Are you ready guys? What is the SR objetive for this season?

Diamond, managed to climb from 1501 to 2500 last season, so I think with practice I can do it.

Only thing is I don't want to just one-trick my main (D.Va) for the entire season, even though it would probably make ranking up easier.

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This will be my first competitive season. I am excited to get ranked! biggrin.gif

Good luck! Most important tips for competitive IMO - Mute anyone the second they become toxic, don't focus on mistakes your team might be making, just focus as hard as you can on playing your best.

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I main D.Va, but I also play a pretty mean Symmetra, Mercy, and Zenyatta. Zarya is also a secondary but others are usually much better at her than I am so I tend not to use her.

Hm. Kind of makes you wonder why they call them 'placement' matches then. If SR carries over, why not just carry it over? Is there a definitive explanation of how placements and / or SR works posted anywhere?

There's nothing I like more than having a good Zarya player on my team.

Previously they dropped you by around 200 - 400 SR even if you won 50% of your placement games and had higher SR gains at the season start. They did that to make it feel like your achieving something and so that it doesn't feel like your just stuck at a particular SR. The downside of this is that it made players annoyed that they lost that much SR for seemingly no reason.

They won't do something this severe this season, so hopefully we'll have more people tryharding instead of throwing.

Finished my placement games, won 7/10 and got 2632, compared to my season 5 final rank of 2450, much better. thumb.gif
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Cool. If you're looking to group drop me your battletag. I main DPS and group with several healer mains. We don't have many tank mains.

Ya man I'd be happy to join you. I usually play on Xbox but I can hop on PC any time. Battle tag is kremtok#1137.
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Season 6 start today...

Are you ready guys? What is the SR objetive for this season?

GM,

spent the last few seasons goofing around trying to play a wider variety of characters. I think it has allowed me to be a better flex, as when i started out I could only play zarya and zen.

Once I reached master a few seasons ago i got another account to play other characters with (seems like many people do this lol). It completely changed my outlook on the game. Don't get me wrong, I was still trying to win every match, but the pressure i put on myself dropped to about 0 lol. I hit master on the secondary account playing DPS, and situational characters like sym fairly easily, but haven't been able to get much further since. Could I have hit GM if i stayed as a 1 or 2 character player? Probly, but I have had way more fun trying to get better with a wider variety of characters.

Also, this might just be placebo, but my original account i feel like is MUCH harder to gain rank on. I feel like the level of play is higher on it, even with a lower rank than my secondary account. Also, weird stuff happens, like i went on a loss streak and dropped out of master, and then I got placed in a match with freaking seagull lol. It was a really fun match, having him team wipe into my grav's was a pretty awesome feeling, but I don't think I should have been in the match lol. I told my friend who i was on discord with and he watched the match from seagulls stream, it was neat.
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Update: I played all 10 of my placements last night. Got placed at Gold 2295 SR. thumb.gif
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1 week after season started and here I am...with not placement matchs done...not even a single one frown.gif
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1 week after season started and here I am...with not placement matchs done...not even a single one frown.gif

Be prepared to see a junkrat in every game lol. Bust out that zarya-fu and place highhhhh tongue.gif
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I got back into masters with Torb, and actually won a few games there (last season I just got there at end and stopped playing so I could end in masters lachen.gif). It's kind of relaxing now being at the bottom rung of a rank because I've already hit it for season high, and am really far away from next rank so I can just focus on improving and not think about SR at all. That's how it should always be, but it's hard to be 3430 and not be thinking about being 4 games away from ranking up, and getting frustrated if you lose.
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