Becoming a professional player is most accessible when the competitive scene is still developing. For those who are not a part of the initial wave of professional players, there is no obvious first step in the path to becoming a pro. Having a high in-game rating or rank rarely translates to a player successfully entering an established professional scene. Going viral, drawing the attention of another pro-player in-game, and simply walking up to team managers and asking for try-outs are all real origin stories. To remove luck and randomness from the first step, we needed to create a single piece of evidence that instantly represented the skill and potential of an aspiring player. We decided very early on that the primary goal of this platform was to become the de facto authority in player ratings, something akin to Kelly Blue Book for cars or a credit score for finances.