PvP League

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PvP Leagues are seasons of structured PvP ranked arena competitions.

Mechanics[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Seasons last for eight weeks, allowing players to earn progress in each league.

Divisions[edit]

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. Decay only matters for leaderboard purposes; it will not affect matchmaking. You will always be matched at your non-decayed rating.
  • 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)
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

Rewards[edit]

Rewards are gained from completing reward tracks. There are six 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.

Reward Tiers Required Pips Rewards Season 6
Tiers Per Tier In Total Each Tier Final Reward
Cerulean
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3 20 60
Jasper
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4 20 80
Saffron
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5 20 100
Persimmon
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5 20 100
Amaranth
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5 30 150
Byzantium
(repeatable)
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6 30 180
For first completion only. Subsequent completions earn the modified Byzantium (repeatable) rewards.
Byzantium
(repeatable)
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6 30 180

Leaderboard Rewards[edit]

Ending a ranked season on the leaderboard unlocks a title depending on your rank. A minimum of 120 matches played is required to be eligible for a place on the leaderboard at the end of the season.

  • Rank 1: God/Goddess of the Arena
  • Rank 2: Demigod/Demigoddess of the Arena
  • Rank 3: King/Queen of the Arena
  • Rank 4–10: Prince/Princess of the Arena
  • Rank 11–25: Duke/Duchess of the Arena
  • Rank 26–100: Baron/Baroness of the Arena
  • Rank 101–250: Knight/Dame of the Arena

Achievements[edit]

Completing the Year of the Ascension achievements awards components to create Gift of the Competitor, which is a component of the legendary backpack The Ascension. These achievements can only be progressed in Ranked PvP while a season is active.

Trivia[edit]

  • In Season 5, ArenaNet decreased the volatility during placement matches. This had an unintended effect of making it harder to reach Platinum and Legendary.
  • 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. [4]

Historical[edit]

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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.

DivisionBadgeSkill Rating
fromto
BronzeBronze Division Background.png01050
SilverSilver Division Background.png10511350
GoldGold Division Background.png13511650
PlatinumPlatinum Division Background.png16511950
LegendaryLegendary Division Background.png19512325
Ranked Titles

The following titles can no longer be acquired as of Season 17. If a player has already earned the current titles, they will not go away.

  • Rank 1: God/Goddess of PvP
  • Rank 2: Legendary Demigod/Demigoddess
  • Rank 3: Immortal Legend
  • Rank 4-10: Unyielding Legend
  • Rank 11-25: Relentless Legend
  • Rank 26-100: Ruthless Legend
  • Rank 101-250: Merciless Legend

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