The new ranking system recently was released for DOTA 2 and many players stll don't understand how to compare ranks to previous MMR system.
Actually, Valve didn't change much in the matchmaking system. You still play ten games to get MMR (displayed in the profile), but instead of a number, you'll see a medal with stars.
MMR compared to the new seasonal rankings medal based system for DOTA 2:
- Top party rank is limited by Legend 5.
- Your highest rank will be displayed in your profile.
- If you have Archon 3 in the party rating and have Guardian 2 in the solo rating, in the profile Archon 3 will be shown because it's the highest.
- The maximum range between old system and the new is roughly 200 MMR.