Teamfight Tactics Ranked FAQs

Don’t let their adorable appearances deceive you. Those little legends are ready to compete on the big stage. Ranked is coming to Teamfight Tactics! TFT has loads of depth, so we want to make sure you feel like mastering the game is a worthwhile adventure.

While there will be some similarities to Summoner’s Rift, we really wanted to highlight the unique style that TFT excels at. Think more social, a bit less demanding, and with a healthy dose of chance thrown in. You’ll still have the same tiers and divisions, and you’ll gain or lose LP based on how well you did. 

Even with some key differences, we want to make sure that your Ranked TFT matches are just as satisfying as your time in Summoner’s Rift, so hop on down the Molediver hole, and master that Teamfight knowledge!

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Basics

  • What are the requirements for TFT Ranked?
    • None at this time! You can play Ranked right off the bat at Level 1.
  • What Tiers are available?
    • Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond, as well as Master, Grandmaster and Challenger (just like LoL!).
  • When will the Master, Grandmaster and Challenger tiers be available?
    • At the start of the season, only Master will be unlocked. Grandmaster will unlock a week later in Patch 9.14, and Challenger will unlock in Patch 9.15 two weeks after that!
  • Can I play Ranked in a party with friends?
    • Yes, but there are some restrictions! Friendship is power, but we don’t want it to be OVERpowered. 
    • Players can only queue together in parties of 3!
  • Do TFT ranked games count towards split points?
    • Nope. TFT does not affect split points

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TFT Ranked Rewards:

  • Will there be rewards? What are they?!
    • Absolutely! We’re going to give out some super awesome rewards. The only problem is...we haven’t decided what they are yet! But don’t worry. You’ll be the first to know when we’ve decided. ;)
  • What tier do I have to be to qualify for rewards?
    • We’re still working out the details on that one, too! We want the rewards to accurately represent all your hard work!
  • Will my honor affect my Ranked rewards? 
    • At the moment, TFT doesn’t interact with the honor system, so your honor level shouldn’t keep you from getting rewards. However, Ranked systems are constantly evolving, so this could change. We’ll let you know if it does.
  • What can affect my reward eligibility?
    • We know we don’t need to tell you this, but cheating is an absolute no-go. As such, if you receive cheating-based punishments...you guessed it! No rewards!

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How Transfers Affect Ranked

  • What happens to my rank when I transfer?
    • Your MMR will transfer over, but you’ve gotta keep this in mind: because MMR isn’t the same across all servers, the skill levels of the players in the new server might be different from the one you were previously on. 
    • You will need to play your 5 placement games every time you transfer your account - even if it’s to a server you’ve placed in previously!
    • Keep in mind that the highest you can place on a new server is Bronze I. 
  • What happens to my rewards when I transfer?
    • Once your ranked rewards have been added to your inventory, they will transfer with you. 

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Ranked Seasons

  • How long will TFT Ranked seasons last?
    • Teamfight Tactics is all about discovery. A single match can change drastically from one turn to the next, and we want Ranked seasons to reflect that. To honor this, we’re going to be open to making bigger changes between seasons than we are for Summoner’s Rift.
    • The goal right now is to start up a new season of TFT every few months, so there could be three to four seasons of TFT every year. 
    • TFT is our baby, so we’ve gotta nurture it. That means these times are totally subject to change! We want what’s best for TFT and you! 

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Splits and Ranked Queue

  • What do I need to know about queuing up with friends (party)?
    • Yay! More friendship! But some of the same rules still apply. Remember those above rules? Three is the magic number here, since friends can only queue up together as a party of 3!
  • Here's a look at those queue limitations (and in full color, no less):

 

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Placements, Promotions, and Series

  • Wondering about Placements?
    • Once you play your first TFT ranked game, you’ll be provisionally ranked anywhere from Iron I to Iron III depending on how that first game went. You’ll have a total of 5 placement matches. After the 5th match you will place into a League.
    • Provisional matches function the same way as LoL Ranked, with accelerated LP values and no LP Loss, so if you’re an old hat at League, this should be a sinch to master.
    • Psst. By the way, you can gain up to 100 LP per provisional match!
  • Curious about Promotions and Series?
    • There are no promo series in TFT. Once you hit 100 LP you will automatically promote to the next division with the leftover LP. (Example - An Iron II 90 LP player wins a game and gains 30 LP will promote to Iron I 20 LP.)

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Demotions and Decay

  • Everything you (probably) ever wanted to know about Decay:
    • Decay only applies to Diamond and above.
    • In Diamond, you lose 50 LP after 30 days of inactivity, with -50 LP every seven days after that.
    • In Master and above, you bank up to 10 games, with 1 banked game getting removed each day. Watch out! You lose 250 LP every day if you don’t have a banked game to lose.
    • Heads up! There’s no decay in Provisional matches! Neat.
  • Let's tackle Demotions:
    • You can only demote if you lose while at 0 LP.
    • Because there aren’t any promo series, there’s also no game-based Demotion Shielding in TFT. (i.e. there won’t be any "you get 3 games of demotion protection when you first promote").
    • Demoting down to a lower division or tier happens when your MMR is too low for your current ranking, and you are at 0 LP.
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