Ranked Solos Released

Updated on 1/20/2019, 11:07:21 AM

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with Team Liquid to bring you a brand new FNPL experience. Introducing Ranked Solos, a fully fledged ELO matchmaking system! Progress through the tiers, work your way up the leaderboards, and make a name for yourself in the competitive community.

How do I start?

You can start your ranked grind right now during our preseason. All you need to do is join one of our Discords, link your Fortnite account, and queue up for a ranked solo match (any region). Our match tracking technology will handle updating your ELO based on your match performance. After 10 placement matches you'll be given a rank based on your current ELO. Matches need at least FIVE linked players in order to be tracked. The higher you climb through the ranks, the more matchmaking channels you unlock.

Queue Limitations

To keep everyone in the same skill group during matchmaking, your tier will determine what queues you’re allowed to participate in. We have the tiers: Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Master. With the divisions I, II, and III for each up tier up to Master. Players are able to queue up for their tier, or up to two tiers under it.

Placement Rank

Every season you will start off without a rank. Your first 10 matches will determine your placement rank. This is based on how you placed in the match and how many players you killed. Each season every player will undergo a soft reset so your rank may possibly be lower than what you had at the end of the previous season.

Demotions

Dropping below the ELO threshold for your rank will result in a demotion. Once you are demoted, you will no longer be able to play in that matchmaking queue. You are allowed to drop 25 ELO below your current ranks ELO requirement before you are demoted so you aren’t constantly swapping between ranks.

Rank Decay

Platinum, Diamond and Master are all subject to ELO decay. After 14 days of inactivity you will begin to lose ELO based on your current tier. Platinum players will lose 10 ELO a day, Diamond players will lose 20, and Master players will lose 40. Decay is in place to make sure players are actively playing and keeping our matchmaking system accurate.

How is Team Liquid involved?

Team Liquid has provided us with a $3,000 prize pool to sponsor the first season of ranked play! The competition will be focused around who place in the highest tier with the most Elo. The top ten players will be rewarded with a cash prize, as well as an invite to our Tournament Discord. Players must matchmake in our ranked Solo snipes on Discord to participate.

  • First: $1,000
  • Second: $750
  • Third: $500
  • Fourth-Tenth: $100

Placements are determined by Elo. In the case of a tie, we will go by wins, win percentage, then kills. If still tied, we will resolve with a competition between the two. The prize pool is for PC players across all regions. Console is free to compete by matchmaking in the same queues with keyboard and mouse.

When does it start?

On January 5th at 2:00PM EST the current preseason will end and the new season will begin. The competition ends on February 22nd at 11:59PM EST. Matches counted towards the competition must end before the time limit.

How do I link my Fortnite account?

It's easy, all you need to do is add our "FNPL Bot" on Epic Games. Follow the instructions in the message the bot sends you to confirm your account and link it to your Discord profile. This allows us to not only track your matches, but also auto detect your code so you don't need to type it manually.

Lastly, our website has been updated with new ELO leaderboards, along with detailed match statistics on each player’s profile. You may login to see your stats, or use the command !stats on Discord which will generate a pretty image for you.