@JuliusBorisovBeamdog specifically @'ing you because you might be able to give a quick answer.
tl;dr Wins in Gold League and below = jump 40 ranks, Wins in Platinum League = jump 10 ranks and then trickle down ~1-2 ranks/day. Need advice on climbing the ladder faster than I fall down it.
Finally broke into Platinum League with both my Allies and my Axis the other day. Yay. With my new placement comes a question, though. Is Platinum League set up in a fundamentally different way from the lower leagues?
When I was plowing my way through Silver/Gold Leagues (Yes, my Axis got seeded into Silver initially. Laugh if you want.), winning a game would effectively bump me up ~30-40 ranks. This made grinding the ladder an easy and casual experience, as I’d run one Axis game and one Allies game at a time, and simply wait until both games were won to join my next two games. Going at this leisurely pace, I was able to hit Platinum with Allies in like 2 weeks, and Platinum with Axis in about 3 weeks (I got an opponent with Axis who literally abused the 24 hour clock to make all of his moves at the absolute last second, that was some BS if I’ve ever seen it).
Anyway, now that I’m in Platinum League, I’ve noticed that my progress has slowed to a screeching halt! Winning a game now only bumps me up about 10 slots, and with each passing day I slowly trickle down in the leaderboard. I mean, it makes sense that I would trickle down as other players win games, it’s more the minimal bump for winning that confuses me. I’m undefeated currently as both factions post-placement matches, I imagined that I would keep my momentum in gaining ranks until I started actually losing to skilled players. What do I need to do to rank up faster? Do I just need to play more games simultaneously?