It might help to look at the rift matchmaking situation with a different perspective. The way I see it is that we were all placed too high (top 1% vs. top 200) at diamond tier. It will take a couple of weeks for all the ranks to settle in the right places as a result of top 1% not in top 200 to place in Gold. It is clear from the patch notes that everyone would inevitably drop ranks, so HV adjusted the rewards to somewhat rectify that. My prediction is that starting next week the match making should be better. Though, HV should probably set tighter parameters to restrict matching players with over 200 point differences or something like that. The only challenge would be that top players will not ever get matched. Before the patch I would sometimes not find any opponents even queuing up for hours, to only always fight against the same top 50 players. I think the main issue is that we don’t have big enough of a player base for the match making to work smoothly.