From Japanese mahjong wiki
- At １球, players can enter 上級 and play at that rate - to earn 60 pts for a win (15 for 2nd). Apparently, Tenhou's policy had changed where even someone like 新人 can play in 上級. From what I've been told, people can do that if they're on a paid account. I am a 四段, but I can go right back to 一般 and play at that rate for 45 pts for a win. Of course, I don't want to do that. Personally, I never bothered to play in 上級 until I made it to 二段.KyuuAA (Talk:キュウ) 05:42, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
The rate is not ELO and this article needs to be updated to reflect that.