I started playing Ranked a few weeks ago as you know, and when I did my Qualifying Matches, it placed me in Gold Tier, Master. I know that was overinflated as I had one Killer Tier opponent in Qualifiers who quit at Character Select, giving me the win.
I began re-doing my Qualifiers yesterday, as I want to be placed in a Tier more appropriate to my skill so I can more effectively learn and level up my game (I found while playing in Gold Tier that the system was not allowing me to fall below Master, which I was hoping for), but this time, I ended up facing four Killer Tier opponents in a row.
I’ve faced that Tier several times, and overall, those players are well, well above my skill level. I don’t mind testing myself against vastly superior opponents, but it was quite frustrating to take them on, four times in a row, in Qualifiers.
I would have figured that after at least two, the system would recognize that was beyond me and find me other opponents. I know it’s possible I was playing at a time when the player pool was only Killer Tier, but I find that hard to believe as it was prime time (6:30 pm eastern) and I’ve never had issues getting Gold and Silver opponents before.
Is the player pool truly that small now? Did I just have poor luck? Or is the game’s Matchmaking system really not that stellar?