Making the jump from normal to ranked games can be scary. Sure, it's the same old Wild Rift, but its players are more focused. Hungry, even. Drooling for dominion, salivating for superiority...
Ravenous for Ranked Marks!
What are Ranked Marks?
Ranked Marks are how players from Iron to Challenger track their progress up (and, alas, down) the ladder. You need a certain number of Ranked Marks to climb through each tier's four divisions (at least up until Master!), and you gain/lose marks depending on the outcome of each match. Just how many Ranked Marks are at stake, however, depends on a few things.
Most ranked games obey a simple zero-sum game model:
|Victory||+1 Ranked Mark|
|Defeat (Bronze–Iron)||No change|
|Defeat (Silver–Challenger)||-1 Ranked Mark|
Spoils to the victor, toil to the vanquished! This simple system holds true for the vast majority of Iron–Challenger Ranked games, unless you have the Fortitude to change your fate!
The Ranked Fortitude system is our way of helping players who have a consistently positive impact on games reach their true tier a little faster. Saving up Fortitude Points can spare you the price of defeat, or even double the prize of victory!
Intrigued? Then check out our guide on Ranked Fortitude!
How many Ranked Marks do I need in each division?
That depends on the tier!
|TIERS||RANKED MARKS PER DIVISION|
Once you fill up the Ranked Marks for a division, you'll jump right to the next! To climb between tiers, however, you'll have to complete a promo series, which you can learn about on our Ranked Overview.
Remember: each tier from Iron to Diamond has four divisions (Iron IV, Iron III, Iron II, Iron I, then Bronze IV, Bronze III, Bronze II, Bronze I, etc), so it'll take a lot more games to get through Diamond than it will Iron.
Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger
Master through Challenger are a little different—they don't have divisions! Instead, you'll have to obtain more than a specific number of Marks in addition to reaching a certain rank on the server.
|TIER||MINIMUM RANKED MARKS||MINIMUM SERVER-WIDE RANK|
|Challenger||40||NA/EU - Top 300
SEA - Top 400
CN - Top 3,000
Just remember that you must meet BOTH conditions to enter a new tier! You can have 25 Ranked Marks and still only be in Master if you don't place in the top 25,000, or you can place in the top 300 in NA and remain at Grandmaster if you don't have at least 40 Ranked Marks. You could even have 50 Ranked Marks and remain at Grandmaster if you're not in the top 400 in SEA!
Additionally, there may be MORE than 300/400/3000 players in Challenger as all players who tie for the lowest position will make the leaderboards. For example, if there are 399 players in SEA who have at least 41 Ranked Marks, and 10 players with 40 Ranked Marks, all 409 players will be in Challenger.
What about Legendary Queue?
Welcome to the big leagues, kid!
Legendary Queue uses a different progression system to reflect its heightened stakes. Check out the Legendary Queue page to learn all about it!