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# How does the Rating system work in Random Matchup?

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So having a few rated battles at Random Matchup I could not help but wonder: How is the Rankings determined? You never get the same amount for winning/losing, and I couldn't find any definite answer. Is it determined by some sort of formula, or is it just random? Also, is there a difference in points received/lost if you actually lose or forfeit? And does rage quitting also lower points?

asked Mar 25, 2013

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The Elo system uses a rating and a K-Value to score players. When two players finish a match, the winner gains more points (up to the K-Value) if his or her rating is lower than the loser's, and less points if it's higher, and the loser loses that many points. How many points? Here's the formula:

If the higher rated player loses: Points = K-Value * (1 / (1+10Rating Difference / 400))
If the higher rated player wins: Points = K-Value - K-Value * (1 / (1+10Rating Difference / 400))
If both players have the same rating, the winner gains half the K-Value, and the loser loses the same amount.

//Jofly

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answered Mar 27, 2013 by

you have to have certain things you may be able to have a single battle I'm saying this from self experiences ...but my cousins did the same thing

answered Mar 27, 2013
I'm not asking how to battle, but how to calculate the points upon winning/losing.

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