As with so many things about Valve’s behemoth shooter, CS:GO Ranks are hard to wrap your head around when starting out. There is little in the way of in-game explanations to help you figure out how to get started with CS:GO ranks. It doesn’t help that earning your stripes will take a lot longer than in other competitive first-person shooters like Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch, either.
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With 18 ranks, a lengthy road to getting ranked, and then the neverending task of improving your rank lying ahead of you, we thought you could use a helping hand - here is a breakdown of CS:GO’s ranking system.
The 18 CS:GO ranks are as follows: