Climbing the Ladder: How to Earn a League Promotion
Each new ladder season, we see many players on the community forums asking, “What do I need to do to earn a League promotion?” This post should provide you with enough information to answer that question.
One way to almost guarantee a promotion by next season is to earn the number of division ladder points given in the corresponding table entry below by December 13, in anticipation of a December 20 season roll.*
Q: Is this the only way to be promoted?
A: No, this is just one fairly reliable way. Some players may be promoted before reaching this number, and a rare few may remain in their current league after reaching the value. This rare few can expect a mid-season promotion if they maintain their skill level during the next season.
Q: How do I get my ladder points that high?
A: The only way to gain these points is to win more than you lose for a sustained period. For example, if you look at your match history and have won at least 12 of your last 20 games, you’re on the right track. Keep it up!
*Note:This assumes season 4 ends the week of December 19. This date is subject to change.
Target ladder point values for next season promotion, by region:
|NA||1v1||2v2 Random||2v2 Arranged||3v3 Random||3v3 Arranged||4v4 Random||4v4 Arranged|
|Bronze to Silver||1200||1100||1000||1000||900||1000||900|
|Silver to Gold||800||800||700||700||700||700||700|
|Gold to Platinum||800||700||700||700||700||700||600|
|Platinum to Diamond||800||800||700||700||700||700||700|
|Diamond to Master||900||900||800||800||800||800||700|
|Master to near Grandmaster||1400|
|EU||1v1||2v2 Random||2v2 Arranged||3v3 Random||3v3 Arranged||4v4 Random||4v4 Arranged|
|Bronze to Silver||1150||1090||1000||970||890||940||830|
|Silver to Gold||770||740||700||690||650||670||620|
|Gold to Platinum||710||690||650||640||610||630||590|
|Platinum to Diamond||770||740||700||690||650||670||620|
|Diamond to Master||890||850||790||770||720||750||690|
|Master to near Grandmaster||1340|
|KR||1v1||2v2 Random||2v2 Arranged||3v3 Random||3v3 Arranged||4v4 Random||4v4 Arranged|
|Bronze to Silver||1170||980||910||910||830||850||790|
|Silver to Gold||780||690||660||660||620||630||600|
|Gold to Platinum||720||650||620||620||590||600||570|
|Platinum to Diamond||780||690||660||660||620||630||600|
|Diamond to Master||900||780||740||740||690||700||660|
|Master to near Grandmaster||1350|
|SEA||1v1||2v2 Random||2v2 Arranged||3v3 Random||3v3 Arranged||4v4 Random||4v4 Arranged|
|Bronze to Silver||1090||960||930||890||840||860||780|
|Silver to Gold||740||680||670||650||630||640||600|
|Gold to Platinum||690||640||630||610||590||600||570|
|Platinum to Diamond||740||680||670||650||630||640||600|
|Diamond to Master||850||770||750||720||690||710||650|
|Master to near Grandmaster||1280|
|CN||1v1||2v2 Random||2v2 Arranged||3v3 Random||3v3 Arranged||4v4 Random||4v4 Arranged|
|Bronze to Silver||1000||940||880||900||830||880||830|
|Silver to Gold||700||670||640||650||620||650||620|
|Gold to Platinum||650||630||610||620||590||610||590|
|Platinum to Diamond||700||670||640||650||620||650||620|
|Diamond to Master||790||750||720||730||690||720||680|
|Master to near Grandmaster||1200|