All ladders on CG have had a couple of small, but fairly major changes.
From today teams are able to challenge 50% of their rank plus 3 places. Previously you could challenge 50% of your rank or 4 places above, whichever was greater. This change is mainly to allow slightly more teams to challenge into the top 5-10 positions.
Secondly the Protected/Vulnerable status have had one change, they are now:
If you win a defending match you are protected for 2 days.
If you win a challenging match you are protected for 12 hours (previously not protected at all).
If you lose a defending match you are vulnerable for 12h.
If you lose a challenging match you are vulnerable for 2 days.
This change is to allow teams that are moving up the ladder to continue to move up until they lose, this is particularly helpful for above average teams that join a ladder late into the season.
These changes are essentially on trial, if there's any issues they'll be revisited.
6.5 years ago