Splinterlands Leagues ranging from Novice to Champion are used to assure that players find opponents who match their level of collection and skill, and that players are not over or under-rewarded.
The 6 Leagues of Splinterlands cover a wide range of collections, experience, and skills. A brand new player in their first week will find themselves in the Novice and Bronze Leagues, while the most experienced players battle it out each Season for the coveted League of Champion I.
Even if a player has all max level cards, the cards they can use in battle are always limited to the max level that their current League allows.
Rewards increase as players move higher up in Leagues, but so do the complexity of strategy and the difficulty of competition. Leagues are also limited by a player's Collection Power, which can always be increased by purchasing or renting more cards.
When a player crosses the threshold of a new League, they are given the option to either advance or keep battling at the same League. If they remain in the same League, it will become more difficult to gain points because nearly everyone they will face will have lower League scores than them, but they will be able to strive for the leaderboard of their current League.


The Novice League is the starting place for every new account, as well as the place inactive accounts must start from again after several weeks of inactivity. Battles in the Novice League are always fought against other Novice players, and every battle in this League is given the Standard ruleset alone. To earn Season rewards, a player must rise above the Novice League.


Bronze is the first League that implements rulesets and Collection Power limitations, as well as the first where higher-level cards can be played. Players can earn 5-9 Loot Chests for achieving various levels of the Bronze League.


In the Silver League, competition begins to heat up as card levels and Collection Power requirements are increased once again. Players can earn 12-18 Loot Chests at the end of each Season for achieving Silver League levels.


The Gold League is often challenging even for players with max-level decks because they are unable to use their cards to their fullest potential and they are competing against skilled Gold League players. Players can earn 22-30 Loot Chests for achieving the 3 levels of the Gold League each Season.


The Diamond League is where skilled Splinterlanders are separated from the pros. All types of cards can be played at their max level here, making it difficult to compete with lower-level cards. The Collection Power requirements are high compared to the lower Leagues, but the rewards are great, with 40-60 Loot Chests being awarded for achieving these Leagues.


The 3 levels of the Champion League are used to determine the best of the best in Splinterlands players. Notice that instead of 300-point gaps between each level, they are separated by a wider gap of 500. This makes it even more difficult to rise to the next level of Champion, but the rewards also increase significantly. Players who reach the highest level of Champion I earn a whopping 150 Loot Chests at the end of the season.

League Leaderboards

In addition to the end-of-Season rewards for each player's highest achieved rank, the top players on each League's leaderboard are awarded booster packs as prizes. A total of 603 booster packs ($1206.00 value) are awarded to League leaderboards each season.
  • Bronze - 34 booster packs are awarded to the top 20, with 15 to 1st place.
  • Silver - 52 booster packs are awarded to the top 25, with 20 to 1st place.
  • Gold - 87 booster packs are awarded to the top 30, with 30 to 1st place.
  • Diamond - 145 booster packs are awarded to the top 40, with 50 to 1st place.
  • Champion - 285 booster packs are awarded to the top 50, with 100 to 1st place.

In Tournaments

Leagues are also used in the creation of tournaments to limit the level of cards that may be used in that tournament. Players with combined cards of higher levels can also play in tournaments with limited League levels, but they are only able to play with the limited versions of their cards, just like in ranked battles of a lower League.