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This simply means one of the other 9 players in that game has already uploaded that replay. As time goes on and more replays are uploaded, I will likely make more games required in order to be listed on the top leagues.
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For example, I won all 5 of my first placement matches in Starcraft 2, and got placed in Gold league. Different leagues also means I can have different requirements for each league. I may reimplement this in the future, but I'll have to do a lot of testing first.
Unfortunately, if your MMR has indeed been inaccurately affected by a losing streak in your placement matches, the solution is to just play more games. After each game, your MMR is updated based on the result of the game, as well as the current average MMR of each team.
Don't worry, it will be added to all of the involved players' profiles, including yours. Your earlier games are weighed more heavily in order to speed up the process of finding the best place for you, and as you play more games, they will have less and less of an impact on your MMR.
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Ask your friends to upload theirs; the more replays I can look through, the more confident I can be about skill levels. But Blizzard knows better and will continue to match them appropriately. Only having wins against players with MMR lower than the falsified one will result in smaller and smaller gains.
Don't spend too much time thinking about MMR if you haven't uploaded at least replays, and preferably more.
Generally, each team's average MMR should be pretty similar. Can't find yourself on the leaderboard? Your Profile name will be updated, and all your past games will be preserved.
When is the leaderboard updated? I use an algorithm similar to Microsoft's TrueSkill, as this is generally agreed to be better than ELO for team games. Leagues I've put together different 'leagues,' which essentially breaks up the leaderboard. Why do some of my uploaded replays show as Duplicate?
This is because it is currently too demanding to have to recalculate all past games. When is MMR calculated?
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If you have a lot of replays uploaded, how can you determine if the MMR I calculate is accurate? In cases where established players have only uploaded a few replays, their true MMR is unknown to me, while Blizzard probably has a pretty good idea of it.
The solution here is not to delete the replay, though; this would remove the replay from the other 9 players in the match as well, and we need more replays uploaded in order to be confident in MMR calculations. I'll always keep the entry requirement into the bottom leagues lower, so newer players can hopefully see themselves on the list pretty quick.
Having leagues gives you some milestones to work towards. MMR is constantly being recalculated. Your MMR rating shows your skill level compared to other players. Losing Streaks in 'Placement Matches' Some players have contacted me, asking to remove certain games, or give them 'fresh starts' because Legislation mandating additional reductions did not know their early games were their 'placement' matches.
Why do Cho and Gall have different 'Games Played'? It may take more games than if you had won some of your placement matches, but your MMR will end up where it should be eventually. Similarly, if you are matched against a team of lesser skill, and lose to them, your MMR will drop more than normal.
You will need to verify your account on the Manage Account page and set your Profile to 'Public' if you want to be re-added to the Leaderboard.
As this reflects skill, playing more games will not raise your MMR by itself.