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I often play CS:GO after long hiatus's due to work and school, and most of the time, when I come back, my ranking has become "unranked", and displays the message "You need to win 1 more game to show your ranking".

My question is how long it takes for these skill groups to expire? I used to be a DMG, then stopped playing for 6 months, then came back, found I was unranked, won 1 match, and became double AKs. Then I stopped playing for another 4 months, came back, was unranked, won 1 match, and became GN3. I have recently come back after 3.5 months in hiatus, and have found out I am unranked. I really do not like trying to win 1 match just to see my rank go lower and lower, so I ask how long does it take for these skill groups to expire, so I will not have to worry about losing my rank.

  • I believe it's about 2 weeks of "Inactivity". This means 2 weeks of not playing competitive games. – Ben Sep 16 '14 at 0:26
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    I need concrete proof, not personal anecdotes, because I really want to be sure it's exactly 2 weeks, not 1 week and 3 days or something – senpai Sep 16 '14 at 1:40
  • Just a thought, it may not be a fixed amount of time but some formula. This may be why different accounts document different time frames. (I.E. reddit.com/r/GlobalOffensive/comments/2g0n8w/…) – Frank V Sep 23 '14 at 21:26
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The csgo wiki says that:

If a player does not participate in competitive matchmaking for 4 weeks, the player's skill group will be hidden, and will require the player to win or draw an additional competitive match to be re-placed in a skill group.

Source:http://counterstrike.wikia.com/wiki/Competitive

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I couldn't find a definitive proven answer, but from my experience, my friends and by reading various other posts around the web ( stemcommunity,... ), I'm almost 100% sure it's a Month

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