Friday, 29 April 2011

It's come to my attention that some people who may be reading might not be sure of how the ladder system works, or if a casual gamer can get into it and not get punished for not putting hours and hours into the game. So here's an explanation of how it works.

There is a ladder system which has different leagues. There is Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, and Grandmaster.

Before being placed in a league you do a few qualifying matches to see what level you play at. So you can be number 1 in your league, but that being said it might be the silver league which means you still have room to improve, yet should be very happy about your successes! 

Master League

After a while, it will place you against people from a higher league than you to test your skill and see if you need to be moved up a league. It would be unfair to be practised enough to be in Diamond league and be in the silver league dominating everyone that stands in your way.

Grandmaster League

I plan to achieve Master/Grandmaster level of play, as I said in previous posts. At the moment I play at Gold/Platinum level which is quite low considering my aim. But hopefully we'll see the improvement along the way.

Because of this ladder system, I believe Starcraft 2 to be quite accessible to a wide audience. From casual 20 minutes a week to hardcore hours and hours a day, there's a space for everyone in Starcraft 2. Even if you just want to mess around and play, there's always custom games too. Which I will explain in the future, as that's a whole other section.


  1. Thanks for explaining it, it seems like a game that almost everyone can use and enjoy.

  2. Wow you seem to take this very serious. I hope you get your carreer going pretty well! I am goign to follow you ;D

  3. Didn't really know how that ladder system works before. Thanks for the info!

  4. Seems like a good idea, playing people of a similar skill, far too many times with some games I'll either be playing a beginner or someone who destroys me in minutes.

  5. Those emblems are pretty intense. I'd love to be that good at an RTS like this but I just can't seem to get a hang of it =p

  6. Cool I guess its accessible to people of all skill levels.

  7. Clearly i'm top league.



  8. Damn, grandmaster league must be hard as hell.