Opinions on the ranking system
I've been reading info about the game here and there, and it seems Valve wants to stay away from making traditional ladder systems we have seen from other games. They say there will be tournaments for competition. Personally, I don't think it's a wise choice. If it's all about winning a tournament with no other compensation, wouldn't it jeopardize the replayability of the game? There has to be a way to reward the time spent playing.