Theres nothing to skip. Youre already ranked. You are playing “actual matches”.
Even while playing as a “determining rank”, you have a rank- Everyone starts off at the lowest of the low, Wood destroyer (Ok ok, bronze tier 1)- and as you win matches while your rank is being determined you obtain points, which kicks you up to higher ranks.
You can check where you currently are by clicking profile, then global, and checking out your current monster rank from there. This is the rank it is using to try to find you hunters to fight against.
Determining rank just means the game is giving you some inflated points for winning matches. Its doing this in an attempt to place you “quickly”, because realistically itll take about 50 matches to really settle into where you should be, but who has the patience for that?
The thing to keep in mind is that there is almost always a disproportionate amount of monsters to hunters in ranked play. For every 1 monster you need 4 hunters. The sad reality of it is that you have way, way more than this ratio. The game already starts to expand how far away from your current rank itll look to match you against the longer you wait. The actual games “population” really isnt the problem here. Its the ratio. Even when we had a lot more players during the free weekend, we had some decent wait times for monsters because we had bad “ratios” of monsters vs hunters. Too many monsters. Not enough hunters.