Peeling back the mysteries of matchmaking is a bold move. Leave them covered up, and they can be a safe source of general dissatisfaction where everyone’s free to moan about whatever’s happening to their season ranking. Throw back those covers, and everyone can specifically tell you why they think the system is dumb – and why it’s to blame for their crummy ranking. That and the fact that they only ever get matched with noobs, obviously.
Overwatch dev Scott Mercer correctly decided to ignore that subset of ‘complain no matter what-ers’, and has written a detailed forum post explaining exactly what factors into matchmaking. Read the rest of this entry »