The Dota 2
announces a new season gets underway tomorrow in Valve's MOBA,
discussing how this will work starting with a new calculation period:
new Ranked Season of Dota will go live with tomorrow’s update. As we kick off
the season, your new Ranked Medal will be calculated through a calibration
period of ten games. This season’s calibration will allow for a substantial
change in rank based on your performance during calibration, seeded by your
previous rank. Your previous season’s medal will be displayed in your profile,
alongside your new medal.
We’ve made some changes to the Ranked Medal system itself. You’ll now be able to
see the progress on your profile medal, visible only to you, to track your
advancement towards the next star or rank. Additionally, the steps between ranks
go from 1 star to 5 stars, instead of 0 to 5. There is also a new tier of Ranked
Medal exclusively for players positioned on the Leaderboards — designated as
Immortal — to help more clearly distinguish the top players in the world. The
Immortal rank does not have stars, just the explicit leaderboard ranking.
As always, Rank Medals represent your highest performance level for the current
season, and a medal will never decrease in rank once you’ve earned it. Once
you’ve calibrated your new ranking, there’s nowhere to go but up.