are there any genuine reasons not to like sbmm, though?
The systems fundamentally setup to be fair, if you don’t like sbmm not because you hate that fairness the other reason might just be the queue times, I mean think about it if you suck a lot not many players are around for you to play with same if your really good and if your at least in high gold or low pro it’s likely you’ll be queuing up against the same assholes that killed you alot. Then that’s where sbmm can cause a justifiable amount of frustration
there are competitive games that don't match based on skill
i cant think of any that actually have 'ranks', they have a linear progression system instead, like battlefield or COD
Yeah it’s common in old games before sbmm got popular I think around apex released
And you should insult them! Valve screwed over the Artifact fanbase by cancelling the Artifact 2.0 beta without even allowing users to invite friends like they said they would in January 2021 and does not deserve your financial support for these gross consumer-unfriendly practices.