One of the most pressing questions when you begin playing in “League Play” is moving up from your current league. Will I be stuck with these fools/elites forever? Or will I be bumped up or down?
League Play offers a lot of things, amongst them a fair and balanced way of pairing up players. The only thing that isn’t fair and balanced in League Play is whom they pair you up with. Unwittingly, if you are a solo player playing in the “solo” ranking for Moshpit Series, you’ll most likely get pitted against a pre-made Clan team that is about to wreck havoc on you and your mystery teammates. In the unlikely event that you take the last spot in a team with 5 or 6 “Clanmates”, get ready to be carried. Solo play is quite hard and winning matches on your own with people who are easily over-powered by these Clans can be hard. Therefore, your first goal in moving up a league is to find reliable teammates.
Moving up in rank within your league requires you to win matches. If you beat a team with lesser ranks than you, you will still move up several ranks, but not as many as had you defeated a team with a higher rank. Vice-versa, if you get defeated by a higher ranking team, you’ll be demoted a few levels but not as many as you would had you been defeated by a lower ranking team. In the event that you go on a spree and just completely tear up a few matches, you’ll probably be skipping the whole ranking system and just be bumped up a league. Such is the beauty of ownage, be careful though, if you don’t belong and can’t compete with the new league’s players you’ll quickly find yourself being bumped down again.
League Play does its best to pair you with players of similar mindset, players who are of the same ability as you regardless of age or whatnot. So when you play matches, they should really be a challenge to you as you are essentially playing yourself in terms of skill. Once you find it frustratingly difficult to move up in the ladder or the league, you’ve most likely found exactly where you belong in terms of skill level.
Iron -> Bronze -> Silver -> Gold -> Platinum -> Masters
*each division has four sub-divisions which you must move through as well.