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Thread: [GUIDE] Full Competitive Guide

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    [GUIDE] Competitive Guide (Now for Ranked 2.0!)

    Hello members of the forums, I thought that making a full guide to Paladins's Competitive game-mode would help a lot of players.
    (Ranked 2.0 has got me pissed because now I have to rewrite this)
    You can find all this here: OB56 but I will explain this to you.

    Ok, let's start now

    First of all, to be in competitive, you must be at least player level 15 with at least 12 characters (that is at least 7 bought characters) and there is no level/mastery requirement for any of these champions).

    Matchmaking explained here.
    Provisional Games
    In Ranked 2.0, you must play fifteen (15) games before you are placed into a tier.
    These games will determine the tier you will start in.

    Tiers
    Next, there are seven (7) tiers.
    To understand these tiers and divisions, please view the following
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    Too blurry? Click here

    Everything is explained in the images, except for Decay and TP (triumph points), which brings us to our next topic.

    TP
    You earn TP for winning, and lose TP for losing.
    100 TP is needed to be promoted to the next division of your tier, or the next tier.
    When you get promoted, your TP is reset to 0.
    The extra points you had in the last division or tier will carry over to your current division or tier.
    Great performance may let you skip divisions when promoted.
    When you lose a game at 0 TP, you will be demoted. However, you can't be demoted until you play five (5) games in your division.
    When you are demoted, you start at 70 TP in your division.
    Also, all tiers Gold V above get something called decay. IF you don't play, your TP will slowly go away, a bit at a time. However, you can't decay past Gold V.

    After not playing for two weeks, you begin to lose two TP per day until you play comp again. This is not affected by logging in, or playing any other game mode (which is what I've been doing for the past two and a half weeks, casual and bots when I have bad wifi). And it's two consistently -- I let it go for a few days, and the amount has not jumped up after x days of TP loss.
    However, these numbers above may not be correct, so excuse any mistakes.
    Quote Originally Posted by missy20201 View Post
    Btw Borvik, I saw someone say they couldn't play for a few weeks because of internet issues, and that after a while of not playing their TP loss jumped from 2 per day to 3, and that had they let it sit longer it probably would've increased and increased until they were losing a good chunk per day.
    I guess I didn't let it sit long enough :') If you want to unquote me and just summarize it yourself since I'm not totally correct there, feel free!

    Partying
    Bronze to Platinum players can now make a five-person party with others in Bronze to Platinum.
    Players in Diamond to Grandmaster can only duo-queue, meaning they can only play with one other person.
    Diamond Players can party with players in Platinum to Grandmaster.
    Players in Grandmaster and Master can only party with players in Diamond to Grandmaster.

    Rewards
    For Season 1
    Quote Originally Posted by HiRezAlyssa View Post

    As you play ranked you may receive special rewards exclusive to the ranked season.
    • Qualify for Ranked to receive a loading frame that displays your highest reached division in the current split.
    • Qualify for Ranked to receive a Champion Skin Chest Roll.
    • Play 25 Competitive games to receive a Weapon Chest Roll.
    • Reach the Gold 5 Division to receive the Epic Drogoz Skin Set: Terrormorph.
    • Win 100 Competitive games to receive the Epic Drogoz Weapon: Terrormorph’s Maw.
    • Win 200 Competitive games to receive the “Forged in Battle” title.
    • End the Season placed in Grandmaster or in the top 3 spots of any Champion Leaderboard to receive Crystals as a reward.
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    Picking Champions:
    Competitive's champion drafting system is quite different from the casual mode's picking. First of all, there can only be one of each champion in the entire match. The drafting system goes like this: one team (let's say Team A) gets first pick and chooses a ban (the team that gets first pick is picked randomly), then the next team (Team B) also chooses a ban and gets two picks, Team A gets two more picks, Team B gets two more picks, Team A gets two more picks, and finally, Team B gets the last pick. The order of who picks on your team is by your Comp rating (thanks to xlDADDYlTRUMPlx)
    Quote Originally Posted by xlDADDYlTRUMPlx View Post
    Another feature: Pick order is determined by overall competitive ELO. Highest ELO gets first pick in the draft.
    Also, note that all new characters are banned in competitive for 2 weeks or 1 patch

    A guide to banning here

    Strategy
    • Now, let's talk about strategy.
    • Banning can change the game. Make sure that you know who is good on what maps, so you know who to ban.
    • Double tanks is the meta. It is very rare that you see a single tank beat a double tank. However, in my experience, don't triple tank unless you need to. I don't know why, but it just doesn't work.
    • Play OP champions. Jenos, Lian, Zhin, Viktor, Tyra etc.
    • Items can also change the game! Taking resilience for a BK or Mal Damba, Wrecker for tanks, and basically Cauterize for any healer!
    • It is also important to have a good team comp, there's a nice thread about team comp AND MORE right here



    Also to mention, unlike the last competitive, frames and TP is per player and not per champion

    Thank you for taking your time to read this post, and I hope this will help you out.
    If you have any questions or comments, please leave them in the comment section below.
    Last edited by Borvik; 10-08-2017 at 02:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EinMeister View Post
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    Thanks man.
    My hope for this thread is to help people, and to get it to pop up on first page of google.

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    The part about provisional games needs to be known by more people. I occasionally get people who tell my other teammates to get out of comp if you don't have a platinum emblem, but then you can't get that emblem without playing comp in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borvik View Post
    Provisional Games:
    If you're a new player and look at a champion in your profile (or a moderately experienced player), you will see something called Provisional Games, these are games you must play in competitive before your champion rating and frame are displayed. You have five of these for every champion and are separate for all champions. You can still win and lose rating while playing these games, but it won't be displayed.
    Thank you for explaining this! I never knew when the frames would appear before. So this means that the first 5 provisional games will define your champions frame?

    If so, RIP my dreams of having a diamond seris
    "THAT'S IT, YES! IT'S COMING TO ME NOW!... you are an imbecile."- Seris 2017

    Mains:
    Support: Jenos, Mal Damba (learning), Possibly Grohk?
    Frontliner: Fernando, Torvald, Terminus
    Damage: Viktor, Drogoz
    Flanker: Zhin, Evie (one can dream)

    Anyone wanna play for fun? I'm from SEA and available from Saturday to Sunday

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    (But first, fix your game)
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnKrYan View Post
    Thank you for explaining this! I never knew when the frames would appear before. So this means that the first 5 provisional games will define your champions frame?

    If so, RIP my dreams of having a diamond seris
    Support main? If so, please queue with me :d (No one fking picks support)

    In exchange, I'll show you my Evie skills.
    Thank you HR for listening. Vivian is finally less cancerous to play against now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MistPeeps View Post
    As long as my ying stays at lvl 12+ (borders might be invisible in casuals in the near future)
    Support main? If so, please queue with me :d
    Thank you HR for listening. Vivian is finally less cancerous to play against now.

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    I'll refer to this thread once i ever head back to competitive. Maybe the OB49 patch adjustment to rank may make this page popular!

    Good stuff! Put this on steam guides: it'll bring in more traffic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatOthell159 View Post
    Support main? If so, please queue with me :d (No one fking picks support)
    I wouldn't necessarily consider myself as a support main, its just that almost EVERY game I play has people who instalock damagers/flankers and say "go support pls" in the lobby chat.

    I also have 2k casual elo and 1.5k comp elo, so i think it's better off I not queue with pros like you xD

    In exchange, I'll show you my Evie skills.
    I'd be honored, dear sir/madam.
    "THAT'S IT, YES! IT'S COMING TO ME NOW!... you are an imbecile."- Seris 2017

    Mains:
    Support: Jenos, Mal Damba (learning), Possibly Grohk?
    Frontliner: Fernando, Torvald, Terminus
    Damage: Viktor, Drogoz
    Flanker: Zhin, Evie (one can dream)

    Anyone wanna play for fun? I'm from SEA and available from Saturday to Sunday

    >BRING US THE LORE, HIREZ
    (But first, fix your game)
    >PLS SHOW FERNANDO'S FACE IN THE NEW AVATARS TY BYEEE
    >STOP THE MOBILITY NERFS

    PM me your paladins "fan art"

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