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Matchmaking, in the realm of gaming, is the process of matching multiple players together for an online game match. A matchmaker is a piece of software that connects multiple players together for an online match on a game server. In a typical matchmaking flow, the matchmaker groups players into matches based on player data, such as the player’s skill level, the game type the player has selected, and the geographic location of the player. After a matchmaker has enough players for a game match, it connects the group of players to a game server.