Although I am playing Counter-Strike games for a very long time now I didn't care much about CS:GO competitive matchmaking until recently. And I only play with a friend or otherwise we just play something else.
So we face the following situation: One of us is ranked pretty high and the other one has no rank. It kinda looks like smurfing, but it isn't.
- What opponents do we have to expect when joining Competitive?
(High rank, low rank or something in between?)
- Does it matter who opens the lobby?
(Does the leader's rank determine who we get compared to?)
- Also there is a limit on how many games we both can win due to a smurf protection. This seems to be two. What's the cooldown until we can play again? When can we play without any limit?
Sorry for not asking 3 separate questions, but the answers of all those would nicely fit in one answer, since this is about the same situation.