Do you want to play ranked online matches in ARMS this summer? Then you better get to work on the single player Grand Prix mode. There are 7 “difficulty” levels in Grand Prix mode and to participate in ranked matches, you must complete at least the first 4 of those levels as the ranked matches require a rank 4 or higher to participate. This is according to the official ARMS website in Japan.
On the surface this does make some sense, as it ensure anyone getting involved in the ranked matches have achieved at least a certain level of skills. It also goes to show that the Grand Prix mode has more too it than meets the eye.