Teamfight Tactics is a strategy game where your goal is to put together the strongest team possible to beat all other players in round-based combat. Like with all games that involve strategy, there is a ranking system that pits players of equal skill level against each other. Here’s everything you need to know about ranked play in TFT.
- Similar to League of Legends (the game TFT is based on), there are nine tiers: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Master, Grandmaster, Challenger.
- Usually, the game tries to match you with players that are of equal rank (i.e., Silver players match with other Silver players), but this is not a guarantee. Here are the ranks you might be matched with, based on what rank you are.
- Iron: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold
- Bronze: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold
- Silver: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold
- Gold: Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum
- Platinum: Gold, Platinum, Diamond
- Diamond: Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, Challenger
- Master: Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, Challenger
- Grandmaster: Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, Challenger
- Challenger: Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, Challenger
- You can join a ranked match as a party. If everyone in your party is Gold or lower, you can join in groups of five. If not, you can only join in groups of three.
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- Ranked reasons in TFT generally last around four months. This is much shorter than League of Legend's year-long Seasons.
- Each season usually brings in new characters, classes, and origins. Sometimes it will bring in new game mechanics. This keeps the ranking system fresh and requires players to adapt to new strategies if they want to rank in any Season.
- Because each season is so different from the last, the game will change your rank at the start of each one. They will take your rank at the end of the previous season and average it with the median rank of all players to determine what rank you should start at in the new season.
- If you haven't played ranked before, you will start off at Iron II after your first match. You will then go through five preliminary ranked matches based on this rank before you receive your official starting rank.
- The only way to rank up in the game is to play matches and place as high as possible. If you place high enough in a match, you will be awarded LP (League Points) that contribute to your rank and tier.
- Each Tier has four divisions, which are represented by numerals I, II, III, and IV, with IV being the highest. Every time you earn 100 LP as you play matches, you will move to the next division. If you rank up from division IV in your tier, you will move up to the next tier at the first division.
- Players only gain LP if they rank fourth or higher in a ranked match. If they rank fifth or lower, they will lose LP instead.
- In the Master tier and above, you can lose your division rank if you don't play. You can bank up to 10 of your previous games to apply to your rank, but one match is removed from your bank every day. If you don't have a banked match for it to drop, you will lose 250 LP instead. This means that if you don't play a match for at least 10 days, you'll start to move down in rank. The lowest you can go via this method is Master Division I—you cannot be demoted to Gold.
- Losing LP in a match does not carry between ranks when being demoted. You can only demote out of your division or tier if you get lower than fourth place in a match when you have zero LP.
That's all there is to know about the ranking system in Teamfight Tactics!
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