Dota 2 ranked matchmaking explained

Dota 2 ranked matchmaking explained

New accounts with few games played tend to have high uncertainty, while older accounts with many games played tend to have low uncertainty. Poor network conditions have been detected. Any member of your party abandons in any form. Medals are earned based on the highest skill level obtained during the season and will not decrease for the remainder of the season.

This is a common mechanism in competitive games used to combat smurfs and intentional derankers. The exact calculation for earning medals is kept secret by Valve and may change over time.

New accounts with few games played

You are playing a ranked match, regardless of any abandons. Any member of your team late abandons.

Poor network conditions