New Rating System

08 Jun 2015 @ 23:37 CET

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The effective ranks from now on will be D, C, B, A-, A, A+, Olympic.

We have virtually removed 6 ranks, still having the «middle» ones like C- and C+, but they are now not effective.
In this way we have increased the pool of players who can be challenged getting an appreciable amount of points and without risking to lose too many.

As you can see now a B+ player can play against a C- for +97 points (motw) risking to lose just -62, while before was for +16 points risking to lose -200.
As well for B+ vs B- that will be counted like a B vs B for +130 (motw) and -50 points.

Probably this season we will have many people hitting powerful ranks like A/A+, so give your best to achieve these records. We also really hope this update will increase your activity being easier to get a game.

Hopeful this will help to increase the number of players and will give the chance to our «noobs»  to find more games getting better and better.

Cheers guys!


 note: report any bug as soon as possible, thank you


avatar #1 PE [US]IM_JIRAIYA 09 Jun 2015 @ 01:16 CET

This is Bullshit..

If me (C-) win vs a B+, im gettin only 130 points WTF

avatar #2 IT iCup.Face 09 Jun 2015 @ 01:22 CET

Now a B+ will accept to play vs you, something that will have NEVER happened before.

avatar #3 KR theblackparade 09 Jun 2015 @ 01:50 CET

I am sorry to ask it here, but i really couldn't find it. Where can I know which map is the MOTW? I have heard of the system but really don't know...

avatar #4 NL EsmeeDenters 09 Jun 2015 @ 01:59 CET

Just type /motw once you're in the server

avatar #5 KR theblackparade 09 Jun 2015 @ 02:00 CET

Oh thank you!

avatar #6 BR iiN.MediC 09 Jun 2015 @ 02:02 CET

Nice guys ! Show system !

avatar #7 BR iiN.MediC 09 Jun 2015 @ 02:06 CET

This is the future iccup server! Very good system ! Is easier to get ranking , I believe that will have more games! congratulations! Sorry about the English is very basic !

avatar #8 FR OOa 09 Jun 2015 @ 05:51 CET

will be easier to find games, that'z good

avatar #9 RU iwL-tokyoa 09 Jun 2015 @ 05:58 CET

Welcome d+c- ranks on b+a- facepalm.png

avatar #10 FR OOa 09 Jun 2015 @ 11:59 CET

quantel, landowner and tonyblair got A- last season. So that won't change a lot.

avatar #11 BG [aS]Barry 09 Jun 2015 @ 11:09 CET

A job well done! I have one suggestion - send a couple of mass messages in the server announcing the news so the players who are not visiting the site often get a hold of the news.

avatar #12 CZ kRocAn 09 Jun 2015 @ 11:13 CET

Put info about it to "welcome message", when you join to Ladder 1x1.

avatar #13 GB iwL-Hellscream 10 Jun 2015 @ 18:06 CET

I think A- should be now not 9000 but 18 000 ..

win pts should be higher than 130. at least difference in 5 points per rank...

avatar #14 IT iFu.AlfiO 11 Jun 2015 @ 15:45 CET

sorry guys I played iccup for a lot of year and still I like to follow the ladder; I totally disagree with new rules, already ranks had lost worth from a couple of years (cause the numbers of players decreased a lot), now I can say they are totally worthless. Anyone can achieve good ranks look this (Korean ?) player possofare, he is already A- and looking his matchlist he seems to be C+ player.


iFU.AlfiO dance.gif

avatar #15 RU Malkiyah 11 Jun 2015 @ 16:23 CET


avatar #16 IT iCup.Face 11 Jun 2015 @ 18:23 CET

It's years you are inactive, so maybe you haven't the full picture about the server status, obviously the actual B+/A- will be the past C+ skilled, so we can't paragon new ranks with the oldest; but it's something that absolutely does not bother us.

The goal is to increase the activity with the actual status, not to try bringing back the golden years... that's a dream.

avatar #17 RU CrazyMachine 11 Jun 2015 @ 17:12 CET

good idea. less dodge now

avatar #18 FLAG43 Slayer_KombaT 11 Jun 2015 @ 17:21 CET

awful idea, you guys a few months ago said the rank system was fine and now you make this? What happened to you? The rank system was fine, if someone reached B-A was because he was really good. Now we will have lots of fakes/noobs B-A. I know you try to do the best for the server but this idea is not one, really. Anyway i will see how this change works for good o not but i'll play much less now. I'm really dissapointed.

avatar #19 IT iCup.Face 11 Jun 2015 @ 18:23 CET

The last rating system it-self had nothing bad, the problem was/is the players pool and the annoying delay to find a game.

From the first feedback of some friends, looks like the new system helps a lot, we will see.

avatar #20 BG [aS]Barry 12 Jun 2015 @ 12:38 CET

Yes in past if someone reached B-A was because he was really good. Now the really good players will simply reach A+/olympic. So where's the problem exactly?

avatar #21 BG [aS]Barry 12 Jun 2015 @ 12:34 CET

Yes, the new system works quite well so far. If you look the country ladder statistics its actually the first time in a while that #1 is Korea again. In the past lots of koreans quit iccup because they couldn't find opponents. I believe the new system have the potential to bring back lots of mid-level fish users into iccup because D/C fish will be consider quite good in here /and now they have the means to rank up/ and well.. people love fame and glory. ara.gif

avatar #22 FR OOa 14 Jun 2015 @ 14:39 CET

+1 Barry

avatar #23 CA iNs.Optimize 17 Jun 2015 @ 23:54 CET

Does it include the 2x2 ladder ranking system ?

avatar #24 FR OOa 18 Jun 2015 @ 23:16 CET


avatar #25 RU iFU.Spx 05 Jul 2015 @ 17:33 CET

bring back B/A channels please

avatar #26 IT iCup.Face 05 Jul 2015 @ 18:54 CET

I dont know why they had been removed. I'll do the possible, but probably will not fixed til next season.

avatar #27 SE neteX 19 Jul 2015 @ 11:14 CET

So easy to get A ranks now

avatar #28 RS Assassin019 21 Aug 2015 @ 02:08 CET

its rly easy!!! agree.gif

avatar #29 SM Pampura 22 Jan 2016 @ 21:20 CET

е zb clear

avatar #30 HR TS 23 Jan 2016 @ 19:50 CET

can't wait to see how high i can climb up the new ranks. i haven't played much starcraft in a while, but i remember finding a match was difficult. so i think these changes were needed.

can someone tell me when the current season ends, please? gamer.gif

avatar #31 RU text_login 07 Apr 2016 @ 17:00 CET


avatar #32 HU poeG-4rchon 13 Apr 2016 @ 08:46 CET

the old system was better... :(

avatar #33 FLAG25 Piano.Winter 10 Jun 2016 @ 08:36 CET

like dota

avatar #34 PL -azure_dragon- 21 Jul 2016 @ 01:30 CET

good job