The Evacuation campaign doesn’t count towards leader boards. Only match made games featuring our Hunt mode are covered by that. The experience you gain from campaign goes towards your personal progression level, which I believe maxes at lvl 40. You have to complete the campaign to obtain the experience for all 5 matches. We won’t award people experience for playing 1 game of evacuation, losing, and then rage quitting. You’re gonna have to stick it out with everyone else. The handicap system will hopefully balance out a team that is steam rolling the other.
Custom games also do not count towards the leader boards since they are not match made games. You can use custom games to help you with your personal progression, though for most people new to Evolve, I would recommend against grinding things out in custom since the time spent grinding could go towards actual matches and gaining more relevant experience.
Edit: Part of what I posted above is incorrect, I misinterpreted what I was told. CURRENTLY any match made game will count towards the leader boards. This includes Evacuation PVP or COOP games where you search for people to be match made with you and those games will count towards your leader board stats.
Custom games will not count towards it your leader board. So if you want to experiment with modes, you should setup a custom game and select what mode you want to mess around in. When you think it’s a good strategy, test it out in a match made Evacuation game.