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DMG CS2 (CSGO) Rank | All you need to know

Distinguished Master Guardian (also known as DMG/Sheriff) is the fifth-highest rank in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ranking system.

Updated on Mar 10, 2024
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DMG CS2 (CSGO) Rank | All you need to know

Meta Description: Distinguished Master Guardian (also known as DMG/Sheriff) is the fifth-highest rank in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ranking system.

Is DMG a good rank in CS2 (CSGO)?

Distinguished Master Guardian means pretty much being in approximately the top 14% of the player base. It means that if you’ve found yourself in a room of 100 other players, you’d approximately beat 86 of them.


If you've made it to that skill group, it might be a good idea to start playing tournaments or organizing your amateur eSports team. This rank is situated between Master Guardian II and Legendary Eagle.

Ways to improve from Distinguished Master Guardian

In many players' opinions, this is the rank from which it is hardest to advance to the next one. Here are some tips to help you achieve a higher rank:

Practice eco-rounds

You know that winning one eco-round can determine the outcome of the entire match. Prepare some good strategies for eco-rounds with your team.

Get a team

Don't play with people you don't trust. If you suspect that someone is not very motivated to play or is cheating, do not play with them. It would just be a waste of time.

Silver I (S1)
Silver 2 CS2 (CSGO) (S2)
Silver III (S3)
Silver IV (S4)
Silver Elite (SE)
Silver Elite Master (SEM)
Gold Nova I (GN1)
Gold Nova II (GN2)
Gold Nova III (GN3)
Gold Nova Master (GNM)
Master Guardian I (MG1)
Master Guardian II (MG2)
Master Guardian Elite (MGE)
Distinguished Master Guardian CS2 (CSGO) (DMG)
Legendary Eagle (LE)
Legendary Eagle Master (LEM CS2 (CSGO))
Supreme Master First Class (SMFC)
Global Elite CS2 (CSGO) (GE)

Take care of your mental health

How you think during the game is essential to the final outcome of the match. If you feel tired or have had a bad day — take it easy and reschedule your grinding session for another time.

Get better at clutches

Together with your team, practice clutches as a form of training. You may fail many times, but that's the point — practice makes perfect.

Optimize your CS2 (CSGO) Settings

Make sure your in-game settings and hardware are good enough. Check if your hardware and in-game settings are not one of your weaknesses or reasons you are losing games. And if so — do something about it if possible.


How many hours do you need to play CS2 (CSGO) to become DMG?

Most players who achieved a Distinguished Master Guardian rank have approximately 750 hours played. However, it is not uncommon to see those who have twice as much (especially if they started in one of the Silver ranks).

Hope we’ve helped you with this article, and if you want to learn more about skill levels in CS2 (CSGO), make sure to check out this guide: CS2 (CSGO) Ranking System Explained

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