Getting Started

FAQ: Basic Information

  • About Case’s Ladder - Top

    Case’s Ladder, founded in February 1996, is the leader in Internet gaming Ladders, Leagues, and Tournaments. We offer a fair and fun environment to socialize while you play your favorite game, while keeping track of the statistics you obtain! Case’s Ladder also provides the largest tournament system on the Internet. Click here for more information about our tournament system.

  • The Ranking System - Top

    Case's Ladder has one of the simplest ranking systems ever used for competitive play. We call it a "Ladder" because each member holds a unique rank or "rung" that represents their standing among other members. The highest-ranked member holds the #1 Ladder position; someone ranked #2 is ranked below the #1 member. The goal is to "climb" the Ladder all the way to the top!

    When you first join you are placed in an "unranked" category on the Ladder, and you become "ranked" after winning your first Ladder match. When you defeat a higher-ranked member, you move up in rank half the distance between their rank and your own. For example, if you are ranked #50 and you defeat the #1-ranked member, then your new rank would be #25. Your rank on the Ladder does not go down if you lose a match unless your opponent is ranked DIRECTLY below you. When members ranked below you are victorious against members ranked above you, it's possible the member will jump over you in rank and you will move down one rung.

  • Ladders vs. Leagues - Top

    Case’s Ladders are professionally-managed and maintained by our Staff. We offer hundreds of Ladders for a wide-range of games at various gaming sites. For a complete list of official Case’s Ladders, click here.

    MyLeagues are powered by Case’s Ladder, but are user-managed Leagues and are maintained by private individuals. Because MyLeagues are user-operated, the creator (Head Administrator) of the League determines the rules for their League and has complete autonomy over how the League is managed. For a complete list of MyLeagues, click here.

  • Premium Memberships - Top

    Membership on Ladders and Leagues is free for anyone who wants to join. However, we do offer optional premium memberships that give you additional features on your account for helping to support the site! For more information regarding our premium membership program, please click here.