Let me first apologize for not having a corresponding screenshot. Hopefully I can articulate my question well enough without the visual aid.
I am still quite new to Overwatch (PS4) and have noticed certain players, of many different levels, having a Star or Stars under their player ranking. I have seen a large bronze star and two small bronze stars to the left and right sides of the player icon so far.
I have browsed many pages of the Arqade SE but have not found any information yet.
What do these stars signify? Does this have something to do with the "Prestige" system in Overwatch?
Note: I am at work currently and cannot access many sites. But Good Ol' SE is unblocked haha Any assistance is much appreciated!