The competition here gets fierce, and you even start to pull matches with high ranked accounts. My goal has pretty much been to dip into this league for the 80 cards. Obviously I would need to make many adjustments somewhere to be competitive up here.
It's really great to get this done with time to spare. Last season I was trying to grind into this league at the last minute, and wasn't successful.
I just want to add that I multi-task a lot, and my win rate suffers quite a bit. This both from timing out of matches, as well as not paying very close attention to what's going on. For this string of wins pictured, I was actually focusing on what I was doing, examining the previous cards picked by opponents, etc. That's a lot of of of points to gain at one time. This is absolutely the approach to take when trying to move up in the league rankings. It's better to just take an hour and focus in those cases. While doing the quests or just playing for fun, I'm trying to get other stuff done, so my rating will fluctuate greatly under those circumstances.