PvP League

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PvP Leagues are seasons of structured PvP Ranked Arena competitions.



Seasons last for eight weeks, allowing players to earn progress in each league. Prior to each season, there will be a planned balance update.


Divisions track progress made in leagues for each season. Based on your numerical Skill Rating, you are placed into a division. The divisions determine which badge is available on your nameplate, and even affect the rate at which you earn league rewards.

  • Every season will start with a soft reset of the previous season’s rating. To obtain your starting skill rating for the season, you must play 10 placement matches.
  • Inactive players will experience decay that lowers their skill rating over time up to a maximum amount. Decay can be worked off by playing league matches.
  • There are no restrictions on backward progress with skill rating; you can move down in divisions by either losing matches or by being inactive. This will help ensure that players are always moving toward their correct rating and are facing players of similar skill levels.
Badges (Season 7 - Current)

In Season 5, ArenaNet decreased the volatility during placement matches. This had an unintended effect of making it harder to reach Platinum and Legendary.

Starting Season 7, the tiers have been revised for each rank:

Division Badge Skill Rating
from to
Bronze Bronze Division Background.png 0 900
Silver Silver Division Background.png 901 1200
Gold Gold Division Background.png 1201 1500
Platinum Platinum Division Background.png 1501 1800
Legendary Legendary Division Background.png 1801 2100


  • In Season 9, players ranked Platinum 2 (1,600) and above could no longer duo-queue in Ranked matches while seasons are active. [3] However, this was reverted in Season 13 to test the feasibility of it returning permanently for all levels [4].


Rewards are gained from completing reward tracks. There are five different tracks with increasingly valuable rewards. The last track is repeatable. Each track consists of a number of tiers. To complete a tier, one needs to earn 20 to 30 pips depending on the track. Pips are earned by winning and losing matches and earning top stats. Winning a match will award 10 pips, losing a match will award 3 pips, and earning any amount of top stats will earn 1 pip. Losing a ranked match with a score equal to or greater than 80% of the winning team’s score will award a Near Victory bonus worth 2 pips. Being in the Platinum division will also award you with 2 extra pips after each game and being in the Legendary division will award you 4. This reward track resets once per season, unlike the weekly reset of the WvW equivalent.

Required Rewards Season 6
Pips Tiers Each Tier Final Reward
Cerulean Reward Background.png
60 3
Jasper Reward Background.png
80 4
Saffron Reward Background.png
100 5
Persimmon Reward Background.png
100 5
Amaranth Reward Background.png
150 5
Byzantium Reward Background.png
180 6


Guild Challenger League[edit]

Guilds can gather as teams to earn progress and rewards together. At the end of each league season, the top five teams from the Guild Challenger League will compete against the bottom three teams from the Pro League in the Guild Challenger Cup. Teams ranking in the top three of this tournament enter the Pro League for the next season.

  • At least 3 guild members in a team
  • Limited to the Conquest game mode to earn progress as a team


Badges (Seasons 1 to 4)

Progressing into each division rewards a unique badge that players can wear next to their nameplate

  • Amber Division Badge.png Amber badge
  • Emerald Division Badge.png Emerald badge
  • Sapphire Division Badge.png Sapphire badge
  • Ruby Division Badge.png Ruby badge
  • Diamond Division Badge.png Diamond badge
  • Legendary Division Badge.png Legendary badge
Badges (Seasons 5 & 6)

Progressing into each division rewards a unique badge that players can wear next to their nameplate

Division Badge Skill Rating
from to
Bronze Bronze Division Background.png 0 1050
Silver Silver Division Background.png 1051 1350
Gold Gold Division Background.png 1351 1650
Platinum Platinum Division Background.png 1651 1950
Legendary Legendary Division Background.png 1951 2325

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