Don’t let their cuteness deceive you—those Tacticians are ready to compete on the big stage! 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!
- 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!).
- 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 in standard ranked can queue together in parties of 3 if you're Diamond or lower! Master or above? You’ll have to queue up on your own.
- If you’re playing Hyper Roll, you can queue up with a full squad of 8 until you hit 4,200 LP. After that, you’ll need to drop down to 2.
- Double Up players can enter ranked play as a pair no matter how high they climb.
- Do TFT ranked games count towards split points?
- Nope. TFT does not affect split points
TFT Ranked Rewards
How do ranked rewards work?
Each season, players who place high enough will earn an exclusive emote. These emotes have a different look depending on the rank you achieve, so there’s no better way to show off your hard-won Grandmaster placement from seasons past.
What tier do I have to be to qualify for rewards?
The emotes will be added for Gold and above. For the rest, it depends on the season. We want the rewards to accurately represent all your hard work!
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!
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 Iron II.
What happens to my rewards when I transfer?
Once your ranked rewards have been added to your inventory, they will transfer with you.
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. Each season will be tied to a set, and sets won't span across multiple seasons.
- 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!
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. Players can queue together in parties of 3 if you're Diamond or lower! Master or above? You’ll have to queue up on your own.
Placements, Promotions, and Series
Wondering about Placements?
- Each ranked season, you will be starting your TFT life over again by learning a brand new set. Because of this, we do a soft reset of your MMR. A soft reset means that your MMR is pulled a bit closer to the median.
- Once you play your first TFT ranked game, you’ll be provisionally ranked in Iron II. You’ll have a total of 5 placement matches. After the 5th match you will place into a League.
- If you played Ranked in the previous season, you’ll be provisionally placed anywhere from Iron II to Bronze IV depending on your past rank.
- 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 cinch 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.)
- Players can no longer lose LP when finishing in 4th or higher! On the flip side, players can no longer gain LP when finishing 5th or lower.
Demotions and Decay
Everything you (probably) ever wanted to know about Decay:
- Decay only applies to Master and above.
- 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.
- As of patch 10.6, you cannot demote out of Master or Diamond from decay.
- Heads up! There’s no decay in Provisional matches! Neat.
Let's tackle Demotions:
- As of patch 11.22, players in tiers Iron to Master will no longer be demoted in rank.
- You can still be demoted in Grandmaster and Challenger tiers.
- And you can still be demoted to a lower division within your tier (like from Gold I to Gold II).
- Demoting to a lower division or tier happens when your MMR is too low for your current ranking, and you are at 0 LP. Remember: Only players in Grandmaster and Challenger can be demoted.
- 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").