In Superstar SMTOWN, your score and cards determine your league. Every player starts in Bronze 1, the lowest league.
Placing in the top three positions in your league will earn you diamonds, a valuable currency in SSM used to buy headphones, rhythm points, inventory slots, or card packs. The number of diamonds you earn is based on the difficulty of your league.
Leagues from lowest to highest:
- Bronze I
- Bronze II
- Bronze III
- Silver I
- Silver II
- Silver III
- Gold I
- Gold II
- Gold III
- Platinum I
- Platinum II
- Platinum III
Your league score is determined by your top five scores that you've played for the current 'season'. Scores from the same artist are not counted, and the higher of the two is placed.
Moving Up and Down Leagues
Placing in the top 5 will allow you to be promoted to the next league. For example, a player who placed 4th in Silver III will be moved up to Gold I. Placing in the bottom 5 will move you down a league. For instance, a player who placed 15th in Silver II will be moved to Silver III. You cannot be demoted from Bronze I, and you cannot be promoted from Platinum III.
Moving down leagues are recommended when it is hard for a player to compete with other players in his/her league. This can be achieved by not playing, playing only one artist for that week, or temporarily removing an artist's cards for the lowest score possible.
'Sniping' is a term used when a player stays at the lower ranks of the league until the league is a few minutes away from reseting. The 'Sniper' then plays all of his or her top 5 songs and will usually jump up to the top 3 for an easy way to earn diamonds. Snipers are often found in the higher ranks of the league, as the competition is fierce for the large sum of diamonds given.