How does ranking work? I have played Overwatch a lot i'm but new to Competitive Overwatch, currently im ranked 4,000, is being rank 100 good or being 5,000 good?
In the new Season 2 meta, the ranking system has changed. Whereas it used to be ranked on a 1-100 scale, with wins and losses contributing to fractions of a point, the system has changed for season 2.
Now, rankings are on a scale of 1-5000, allowing for greater representation of skill level. The higher the number, the greater a players represented skill level. Additionally, wins and losses contribute whole number points. Players are rewarded "Icons" on their profile (placed instead of their profile number-ranking during ranked games), after reaching intervals on the 1-5000 scale. Once these rankings have been achieved, your number can drop below the ranking threshold, but you will still retain the same "Rank". A scale can be seen here: