TFT Ranks Guide – Teamfight Tactics Ranking System Explained

Teamfight Tactics is an auto-battle title. It is a spin-off from the globally successful MOBA League of Legends. Both had been developed and produced by Riot Games. TFT had originally been released in 2019 as a separate game mode in LOL, but received its independent release in 2020.

Since then, it has gathered momentum and developed a strong community. In both competitive and social aspects, the game has a large player base. With ranked modes playing a massive part in the community, we decided to compile information on ranks. This will allow you to discover what the ranking system is, what are the ranks, and how to level up.

TFT ranking system

TFT Ranking System

The ranking system is like that of LoL. After the player finishes their first match, they are placed in Iron II. From that point the player will complete five preliminary matches. Based on performances in these matches, a starter rank will then be awarded. The currency that determines rank is League Points. Depending on the match placement of the player, they will either lose or gain LP.

When entering a match, players will only be rewarded with LP if they finish fourth or above upon match completion. If fifth place or lower is attained, the player will lose LP. If the player is high ranked and does not enter a match for 10 days, points decay can occur. The same applies for other ranked game modes such as Standard and Hyper Roll.

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TFT Ranks in Order

Each rank below has four sub-sections. From Iron to Diamond, those sections are I-IV. However, Master, Grand Master and Challenger are their own standalone ranks. Those who are placed highly on TFT Ranked leaderboards are exclusively in Challenger rank. Additionally, professional League of Legends players can be found playing within Grand Master and Challenger.

Iron:Those in Iron are likely to be highly inactive or not well versed in TFT. A lack of knowledge on how different compositions work together can be found here. It does not mean a player is poorly skilled, but improvements are certainly required.tft-ranks-iron
Bronze:Here is where skill level increases slightly from Iron. General game knowledge is improved, but common mistakes are still made. Using a League of Legends approach to TFT and falling to camps are common mistakes in Bronze.tft-ranks-bronze
Silver:Silver rank is where most players are located. Common knowledge of gameplay can be found, which can result in middle-of-the-road results. Players in this category however may struggle to play outside of their comfort picks.tft-ranks-silver
Gold:In this division, players are more likely to have a good understanding of more compositions than those in Silver. With the top 38% of players being in Gold or above, the quality certainly improves. Concepts around scouting is key, and how to build into late game is required.tft-ranks-gold
Platinum:Players in this division have a strong collective grasp on TFT. Those ranked here are more well-rounded in each aspect than those in Gold or Silver. Understanding the economy is the key aspect, as this can set the player up depending on the game state.tft-ranks-platinum
Diamond:Moving forward, when promoted to Diamond players are well versed in all aspects of the game. It is very difficult to go upwards in rank, as minor mistakes or bad habits can lead to stagnation. Common mistakes are often punished as the top 2% of players can be found here and higher.tft-ranks-diamond

Professional Ranks (Top 1%)

Master:In Master, basic and advanced concepts are well understood by players. Additionally, depending on game conditions, the player is more likely to focus on an overall positive game result rather than placing 1st.tft-ranks-master
Grand Master:Grand Master ranks are similar in skill to Master, but they are more likely to customise specific comps against the lobby they are in. Adapting to each scenario is essential, with general game knowledge and IQ being high.
Challenger:Here you will find the toughest competition, with professional-level players sitting here. Having a customisable game plan and adapting efficiently after each enemy move is pivotal. With just under 0.03% of players sitting here, any loss will result in demotion.tft-ranks-challenger

How to Rank up in TFT

Now that you understand what the ranking system is, we have tips on how to succeed. If you are Master or higher, an absence from playing the game can cause Decay. This is a process where inactivity can lead to a deduction in LP. To avoid this, ensure regular sessions take place. Next, if you are Gold rank or below, try and team up with a party of five. This will improve your chances of success.

However, if the cost is higher than Gold rank, they are only able to have a part of three or less. Riot had implemented this to ensure a fairer system. If you can improve character knowledge, scaling ability, and working with teammates, moving up ranks will occur often.

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Esports Tournaments and Competition

GGTech will operate 2022 TFT Rising Legends Dragon Lands Circuit. From June until October 2022, there will be cup competitions taking place. This will result in the winners receiving an invitation to the Rising Legends Final. Regional matchups will also get underway, with the top three players receiving an invite to the end-of-year Championships.

Riot Games is launching a competitive hub for Teamfight Tactics in Northern Europe to help foster greater participation in esports in the region and boost the profile of Northern Europe in the game.

Additionally, tournaments, matches and players from all regions can be viewed via TFT Twitch page. With all of this information, it is time to suit up and start the march upwards in rank.