What is Match Making Rating (MMR)
MMR is a numerical score that denotes a team’s rank for match making. To ensure competitive integrity, matches are made between teams of similar rank. A team’s MMR will dictate which tier they belong in. Teams are only matched with other teams that are within their own tier. MMR is zero sum, and gains or losses are calculated after each match played.
What is Seed Rank (SR)
SR is a numerical score that denotes a team’s rank for playoff seeding. This number runs alongside MMR, but does not determine match ups, as MMR does. SR is zero sum, and gains or losses are calculated after each match played. A team’s MMR is fed into each match result calculation and produces the amount to add or deduct from a team’s SR. After the final match of the season is complete, teams will be placed in tiers according to SR, rather than MMR, and playoff seeding per tier will then be determined by SR.
The only acceptable way for teams and players to manipulate the MMR system is by playing to the best of their abilities to defeat their opponent as quickly as possible. Teams that are proven to be making efforts to manipulate the MMR outcomes of a match by any other means, such as throwing a portion of a map or by not pursuing dominance on game based objectives, faces forfeiture and possibly suspensions or banishment for the team and its players