What percentage of players get into each league tier?

E.g., if I’m in the Silver league, this means I’m generally/statistically better than what percentage of the players?

(At least for the first qualifying matches, that is)

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    I don’t know what it is by design but I can provide statistics on a per region basis. Bare in mind, this is where players are, not where they belong (so they maybe better or worse than they appear).

    Region          Diamond         Plat             Gold              Silver           Bronz
    Global          5.48% (25,969)  16.03% (75,970)  21.58% (102,249)  21.28% (100,830) 35.62% (168,781)
    North America   5.29% (10,831)  17.61% (36,060)  21.53% (44,102)   19.58% (40,109)  35.99% (73,709)
    Europe          5.34% (7,604)   15.65% (22,297)  21.02% (29,944)   20.78% (29,615)  37.22% (53,028)
    Korea           6.53% (3,437)   14.44% (7,599)   23.66% (12,451)   26.05% (13,709)  29.32% (15,433)
    Taiwan          5.68% (1,663)   13.04% (3,820)   22.03% (6,451)    24.73% (7,241)   34.53% (10,111)
    Southeast Asia  5.03% (1,170)   13.55% (3,151)   20.99% (4,882)    22.66% (5,272)   37.77% (8,786)
    Russia          5.96% (952)     14.11% (2,253)   20.17% (3,222)    22.63% (3,614)   37.14% (5,932)
    Latin America   5.83% (312)     14.76% (790)     22.37% (1,197)    23.73% (1,270)   33.30% (1,782)
    

    These numbers would seem to suggest the following:

    • Diamond: 95th Percentile
    • Plat: 80th Percentile
    • Gold: 60th Percentile
    • Silver: 40-35th Percentile
    • Bronze: 1st Percentile

    Update:

    At Blizzcon 2010 Blizzard announced that they would add two new leagues with the following requirements:

    • Grand Master: Top 200 players
    • Master: 98th Percentile

    Updated figures as of today are as follows (all the raw #s in the first table refer to the # of pages of divisions, so multiply by 100 to get actual numbers, +/- a few)

    1v1 2v2R 3v3R 4v4R 2v2T 3v3T 4v4T Totals

    Diamond 370 125 144 105 130 23 4 901

    Plat 784 268 292 215 484 159 52 2,254

    Gold 964 449 442 377 756 309 125 3,422

    Silver 927 507 469 391 927 394 161 3,776

    Bronze 1,984 874 508 358 1,787 1,094 385 6,990

    Total 5,029 2,223 1,855 1,446 4,084 1,979 727 17,343

    % 1v1 2v2R 3v3R 4v4R 2v2T 3v3T 4v4T Totals

    Diamond 7.4% 5.6% 7.8% 7.3% 3.2% 1.2% 0.6% 5.2%

    Plat 15.6% 12.1% 15.7% 14.9% 11.9% 8.0% 7.2% 13.0%

    Gold 19.2% 20.2% 23.8% 26.1% 18.5% 15.6% 17.2% 19.7%

    Silver 18.4% 22.8% 25.3% 27.0% 22.7% 19.9% 22.1% 21.8%

    Bronze 39.5% 39.3% 27.4% 24.8% 43.8% 55.3% 53.0% 40.3%

    EDIT: Trying to make it format a bit better.

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