How much does GSP matter in matchmaking?
For what its worth, Nintendo has previously mentioned that GSP does not weigh heavily into matchmaking, if at all. As such, its more about bragging rates and whatever else the community decides to build around it. Its also worth noting that GSP can not be earned in Battle Arenas.
Should I specify my preferred rules for a match?
We should note that even if you do specify your preferred rules, youre not guaranteed to find a match with the exact rules you want. The game will prefer to put you in a match in a timely manner than to keep you waiting for an opponent who has the same tastes as you.
What is the difference between Quickplay and background matchmaking?
The game will prefer to put you in a match in a timely manner than to keep you waiting for an opponent who has the same tastes as you. Background Matchmaking is pretty much the same as Quickplay, only you can continue playing the game while you look for opponents.
Should GSP be replaced by something?
And if GSP is never going to be accurate due to limitations, then it should go. They should replace it with a simpler ranking system that almost every other online platform uses.
Why does my GSP fluctuate so much between games?
On the flip side, there are far fewer players at the extremes of the games rankings, and thus a very good (or bad) player has fewer comparable players to jump with each win. This means that average players are much more likely to see large changes in their GSP.
Do GSP gains and losses depend on position or rank?
However, some established players may still encounter large jumps in their GSP, while others may see almost no change at all. This is because GSP gains and losses are not concrete, but instead they are relative to a players position within the overall GSP rankings.