That’s fair. I don’t necessarily like the idea of it, but I can’t really complain since there’s nothing wrong if the player in question plays normally, which this system should keep track of.
Thank you for putting this system in place. Should improve matchmaking :-) Does this system still allow smurfs? Reason I ask is because of a couple instances where I played a Champ and 3 unranked players, but all 4 of them were in a fireteam together and totally crushed our team of solos of which a couple were genuinely new to the game or the season.Depends on what you consider a Smurf.
Are the champs on new accounts but playing at the same level they normally do? Then the system wouldnt flag them since they did nothing wrong.
Are the champs purposefully deranking during the placement matches to get placed bronze and then switch to their normal gameplay to destroy noobs? Then yes the system would flag those players.
Alternate accounts won't get flagged as there is nothing wrong with them. Purposefully tanking the placement matches and then playing normally will get you banned.
Maybe 343 needs to define the term a little more. An "alternative account" got renamed "Smurf" account. I think the best definition so far that I've read was, "A high level player switching to a low level alternate account to dominate lower level players.
I don't see how a Champ starting a new account and played outstandingly well the first 10 matches, with the new system wouldn't shoot right to the top, in each game you have to qualify and there's quite a few games. Like was stated in this forum, If the guy was sandbagging it for the first 10 matches then went 25-1 on the 11th... Well , I'm wondering how fast the TS2 recognises it and makes a major change?
Let's say QX was ranked Champ and loved H5 so much, completed everything and wanted to do it all again. He started a new account, but he's a "really" good player. How fast will the system see him as Champ? Of course it has to be earned again... curious... lol. Hopefully the new system as it gets tweaked will be good in Infinite.