As quickly as you begin playing, you will learn that the Starcraft 2 league system is totally different from the initial ladder system of the initial Starcraft. Here is how it works:
After playing 5 “screening” games, you can be assigned to one of 5 departments: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, or Ruby. Bronze is the lowest-ranked organization while Ruby is the highest placed.
Once you are appointed to an organization, you are given a ranking from 1-100 and also are able to see exactly how you stack up against various others in a similar way ranked gamers. Winning video games honors you directly that permit you to go up and also down in your department. However, the biggest inquiry on everyone’s mind is: How can I move up from one Starcraft 2 organization system to the following?
The response is not as straight-forward as you may think it would be. You are not ensured to move from the Bronze organization to the Silver organization even if you are placed # 1 in your department and also win a video game. You can be over 100 points ahead of second location and also still not move up!
The most significant aspect appears to be wins over higher placed gamers. When you remain in the Bronze organization, not every one of your games will certainly be against fellow Bronze league players, yet rather versus Silver and in some cases also Gold gamers. The brand-new Starcraft 2 league system tracks your success versus greater rated players and readjusts your actual organization appropriately.
To put it simply, if you are in the Bronze league, the requirements for placing up is not defeating other Bronze leaguers, but protecting wins versus Silver and Gold players.
I have validated this by means of experiment. I am generally a Diamond league player yet after a ladder reset, I lost all my video games during placement as well as landed in the Bronze organization. My initial video game, I ended up versus somebody in the Gold organization (few individuals were online in beta at the time!) and also instantly was promoted to the Silver organization after a solitary win! To make points more intriguing, I was placed 98th in my department at the time of that win! I was almost dead last location but moved up an organization as a result of a dramatically higher placed opponent.
After that win, I arrived at the bottom of the Silver organization. I won three more games in a row as well as was promoted to the Gold league (all my challengers were once more in the Gold organization). At the time of my promotion I was only placed 7th in my division.
On the other hand, in 2v2, I was embedded in the Platinum organization. I was in the number one place in my department and also 100 factors higher than my closest opponent in the Starcraft 2 organization system. Regardless of that, no matter the amount of victories I got, I was incapable to go up to Diamond. It was only after I defeated 2 Diamond rated challengers was I promoted.
In short, the fastest way to go up in the ranks is not to collect department factors yet rather to defeat players in organizations more than your very own.