Yes and No you realy need to do the math to see how the nubers work out.
ok for myself
As of now am ranked 4th so if I was to over take 3rd
1000-4=996/4=249 ( 4 is my old rank)
1000-3=997/3=332.333 ( 3 is my new rank)
250-1.5.=248.5 is my score
Now for someone starting at rank 500 and ending at 200
Now lets look at 20 moving to 10
So yes it could be easy for someone to step in and jump from 600th to 200th and win. But if you look close you cant even get a positive score until you reach 500th place.
If you started at 1000th place and moved to 500th you would only get a score of 250
So in some ways its still not very far to poeple high in the rankings but am running this to help get more poeple folding and or to get poeple that are folding to recuit systems. So if you higher in the ranks best recuite more systems