I have a question regarding the matchmaking. I guess there is a matchmaking ratio (MMR) based on your wins and loses against least or more favoured opponents. My question is: is matchmaking completely random or based on a hidden MMR. In case of a hidden MMR: will it be resetted for 2nd half of PvP(this would mean we would play placement matches again to see where our MMR will be estimated) or do we keep our rating and start with hard fights on our level). I ask this because I see quite some people on my level who are giving away free wins to lower their matchmaking ratio. These players want to have an easier start I guess for the second half playing against worst opponents
So this states that the rating will be just not displayed during first half. So am I right that it will be kept and just turn visible for 2nd half? What’s your thoughts on people who are trying to lower their rating to have an easier start. Is it in the end useless because rating on lower level matches will be as well rewarded with lower points or how is it supposed to stay fair.