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New Ranked System coming soon

By Patrick 'Dragonnidh' Koglgruber
Jan 16, 2013 19:55


ImageIn Season 3 Riot is making some exciting renovations to ranked play. At the heart of the update is a new league system that provides more challenges for competitive players and a greater sense of progression for newcomers.

Basically, you earn °League Points° instead of Elo. That means, as soon as the new league is online, there won't be an elo rating anymore. You'll gain around 15 LP (League Points) per won game, and lose the same amount. There won't be an elo reset again, so if you've played at least five ranked team games or 10 solo/duo games in the preseason, a combination of your current and top elo rating will determine the tier of the league you will initially earn.

Divisions and Tiers

A League is a ladder with up to 250 players of similar skill amount, who are playing in the same Tier.

There will be 6 Tiers, up to 250 players in the same League, starting with Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and the new league, Challenger. Each league got its own 5 Divisions, except the Challenger Tier.

How is this new system working?

When you complete your placement matches, you'll fall, for example, in the 2nd Division of the Silver tier. You are then placed into a league with up to 250 other Silver tier players. Based on their skill level, these players are evenly distributed across the five Silver tier divisions, so your league contains around 50 players from each division. When you acquire 100 League Points by winning ranked games, you'll have the opportunity to play a Division Series in the form of a Best of 3 set to move up. If you were already in Division one, you'd get to play a Promotion Series, which will be a Best of 5 set, to break into a new league in the Gold tier.

Path to Pro

The top 32
With the new league system comes a new chance to become a pro player. Your team should hold one out of the top 32 spots in 5vs5 ranked team Challenger tier at midseason or season end.

Qualifiers
Once you reached one of the top 32 spots, your team will participate in an online tournament together with 31 other teams. If you can fight your way up to one of the Top 8 places in this tournament, you can continue your way.

Tournament
The top 8 teams advance to a 18 Teams Promotion Tournament against the bottom four pro teams and four winners from partner events.

Championship Series
The top four teams from this Promotion Tournament will join the top four pro teams in the Championship Series.

Are you excited for this new system, Summoners? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!

Original post by Riot.


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