Originally Posted by Sauron
People start at 1400 rating when beginning Dominion.
Also: arrange a team.
Actually, this doesnt seem to be true. I checked on a second account, and its elo was 1300. I then checked some well known players. bigfatLP has a dominion ELO of 1703 despite being 6 and 5. Scarra has a dominion ELO of 1544 despite having a record of 2 and 4. But the real tell is Reginald, who had an elo of 1506 and is 0 and 1.
It appears that it factors in Normal or Ranked ELO. Its not a clean ELO like ranked, but pushes people up so they dont pubstomp on new players.