R6S Ranks – R6 Rankings Deep Dive

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With the introduction of Ranked 2.0, R6S Ranks have changed somewhat. Moreover, if you’re still getting to grips with the R6 Rankings, this featured guide dives into all of the essential details for this topic.

R6S Ranks – Recently Overhauled

R6S Ranks - R6 Rankings Deep Dive
Image Credits: Ubisoft

Released back in 2015, R6S Ranks have changed over the years, especially in 2022 with the introduction of Ranked 2.0. As a unique system, let’s take a closer look at how it works in the context of Rainbow Six betting.

Firstly, the new R6S Ranks system abandons the classic Matchmaking (MMR) value and instead each player has an MMR split into Skill and Rank for the best Rainbow Six Siege players:

  • Skill – hidden value, represents the ability to win a game, a combination of estimation of skill and uncertainty of this estimation
  • Rank – used for progression through the competitive ladder, rank points update after every match and is outlined in examples such as ‘Gold’ or ‘Emerald’

List of R6S Ranks

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Image Credits: Ubisoft

Based on the rarity of precious metals combined with Roman numerals, here are the R6 rankings & divisions in ascending order:

  • Copper- V, IV, III, II, I
  • Bronze – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Silver – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Gold – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Platinum – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Emerald – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Diamond – V, IV, III, II, I
  • Champions

Typically, players competing in Champions are your esports betting favourites.

Each division consists of 100 RP, each match being an opportunity to win Ranked Points.

Rank Distribution & Percentages

In a recent report according to R6 Stats, here’s how the community stacks up in each division:

RankPercentage
Copper32.79%
Bronze16.74%
Silver15.99%
Gold14.94%
Platinum10.55%
Emerald5.09%
Diamond2.17%
Champions1.71%

Naturally, these statistics will shift with every minor update, possibly also shifting the esports odds.

R6 Rankings – Up and Down

Climbing up the R6 Rankings involves improving your skill level to have a better rank.

  • Placement matches – no longer in the game, everyone starts from Copper 5 and must climb up from there once the rank reset kicks in every few months
  • Rank depends on skill – earning more Ranked Points depends on your performance, your enemy’s skill and the overall performance
  • Demotion Shield – if your RP in a division drops down to 0 or below, players are given one last chance to defend their rank or fall into a lower division

Frequently Asked Questions

How to earn your rank in R6S?

This involves improving your Skill level which will reflect in your Rank should you win consistently and prove your worth.

When does the rank system reset?

While the Rank may reset, Skill does not reset. This means that although everyone starts in Copper V every few months, those with higher Skill will climb quicker

What is the highest rank in Rainbow Six Siege?

Champions is the highest rank, with only 1.71% of players.
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