WHAT ARE MAGIC ONLINE PLAYER RATINGS

Player ratings have returned to Magic Online!

Player ratings allow Magic Online users to see a numerical score of how well they've been doing across qualifing events that they've participated in. The Player Ratings you see in the client is up-to-date with all of your past event play history. Players have the option of seeing their rating for Limited, Constructed, or a combined ranking for both. Free play events do not factor into your ranking.

All players begin with a rank of 1600 in both Constructed and Limited. No need to be shy with your rating, as you are the only person who is able to view it! You can access your rating from the Account screen, within the Magic Online client.

DETERMINING YOUR PLAYER RATING

Magic Online player ratings are based on the ELO rating system. Following every qualifying match, your rating is re-calculated based on our rating algorithm. Basically, the algorithm takes into consideration the level of event you are participating in (more on this in the next section), weighs it against the difference between you and your opponent's rating, then updates your rating based off the result. The gap between you and your opponent's rating determines how drastically yours will be affected by each match.

Example One: Lower-Ranking Player wins against Higher-Ranking Player

This will positively affect Lower-Ranking Player's score. The larger the gap between their original rankings, the higher the increase will be for Lower-Ranking Player's score—the level of the event will also factor into this.

Example Two: Higher-Ranking Player wins against Lower-Ranking Player

This will positively affect Higher-Ranking Player's score, but by a smaller margin than the above example. The larger the gap between their original rankings, the smaller the increase for Higher-Ranking Player's score—the level of the event will also factor into this.

EVENT LEVELS

Event level will factor into how drastically your player rating is affected by winning or losing in an event. The table below illustrates how these events are weighted relative to one another.

Event Level Category Events
3 Scheduled Events
2 Queues
1 Introductory and Recreational