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Ranked, We've all heard about it!


The differences between ranked and unranked matches is that you can raise or lower your rank in ranked matches. If you look at the chat in SMASH you will notice that each player name has a number between brackets as a suffix, this number is their rank. Every player starts out with 1000 rank, or as it is mostly referred to, ELO. Winning ranked matches raises your ELO and losing matches lowers it. The ELO rating system is a commonly used system to rank players.

Ranked Queue

To join a ranked match you first have to enter the queue. You can do this by either clicking the sign in the Shotbow Hub or in the Lobby of any SMASH server. These signs also show the amount of players already in the queue and the number of players currently playing matches. If enough players are queued up you will be sent to a match, this will be on a random map that can fit all the players. The server will always try to put players together based on ELO, there can be a maximum ELO difference of 100 between two players in a match.


When a ranked match is finished the ELO difference for all players will be calculated, it will show everyone's new ELO and between parentheses how much they gained or lost. To calculate the final scores the following formula [1] is used to compare all players to each other: ](5+((loser-winner)/25))

Please Note: Now a new command: /elo (player) - Shows the current ELO of that player!

Click Here for the Calculation.

Click Here for the ELO Calculator.

ELO Colours

  • [1000] <Player>
  • [1101] <Player>
  • [1201] <Player>
  • [1301] <Player>
  • [1401] <Player>
  • [1501] <Player>
  • [1601] <Player>
  • [1701] <Player>


SMASH Leaderboards

The SMASH leaderboards show the top 20 players with the highest ELO. The leaderboards for both US and EU can be found here.

Every three months the leaderboards will be reset and a new season of SMASH begins, allowing everyone to compete for the top again [3]. The first season of SMASH ended on October 15 2013. The second season ended on April 25 2014. The final season 1 and 2 scores have yet to be officially released by the developers but all season data has been kept[3].


  1. LazerTester. "SMASH Ranking System: Unraveling The Mystery".
  2. Kirschbaumer. "ELO colours". Shotbow Forums
  3. SkeletonXF238: "SMASH Seasons" Shotbow Forums