|How does Quickmatch match players?: 1/6/2023 00:10:50
QM works by trying to find an opponent for any of the templates you have selected that has about your rating.
To achieve this, it will initially start searching for a player with +/- X around current ratings. However, to make sure people are not stuck waiting for game, X slowly gets bigger as you wait in the queue longer.
This also means, that if a player with a much higher or much lower rating than you has been waiting for a game for some time, you can instantly get matched with them, since you are the first available opponent that falls within their rating +/- X.
After a match between players is found, QM will then check the maximum coin fee of all players, and set the game with that entry fee (for 99% of the games, this will be 0 coins, so a game without any coins at all).
EDIT: the above applies to RT games, idk how it works for MD games, but probably something similar, but just with X going up a lot slower
Edited 1/6/2023 00:35:02