If you are in the top 50% of players based on score your threat goes up by an amount determined by your current threat and the opponent's threat.
If you are in the bottom 50% of players based on score your threat goes down by an amount determined by your current threat and the opponent's threat.
I just want to add something really quick
I've had matches where being the lower/upper 50% does not matter- specifically edge cases. For example (off the top of my head), a high bronze player who does well on his team, but still scores below that 50% and threats up to Silver.
Not to sound like I'm arguing what you're saying or trying to discredit you, but rather I just wanted to make a note that I've seen some things that defy this behavior that we've all though was standard. I have no proof of this, let alone explanation, just throwing in my 2 cents.
also does anybody know like
is it 50% above the mean or 50% above the median