League of Legends Ranked: All 2023 Changes

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Riot Games has revealed that a number of changes will be making their way to League of Legends Ranked in 2023.

League of Legends' next Ranked season is just on the horizon. As players gear up to take on the new year's competition, Riot Games has revealed that a number of changes are on the way — some of which players might start to see in the PBE soon.

In a recent blog post, Product Lead Chris Roberts, listed the updates for players to look out for.

League of Legends Season 2023 Ranked Resets

League of Legends is set to have two Ranked resets in Season 2023. Split 1 will start at the beginning of the year in January, and Split 2 will start in the middle of the year, though an exact date has yet to be announced.

But, with two Ranked splits comes two Ranked skins. These will be earned mostly the same as before, though this time Ranked skins will be available to players of all ranks, not just Gold and above. Players will still earn chromas based on their final rank at the end of the split.

League of Legends Ranked Season 2023 Promotion Series Change

Riot Games are also planning to change the promotion series between tiers from Best of 5 to Best of 3. while also removing visible rank influence from matches.

On the change, Roberts said, "at a high level, most players reach their goals for ranked by the middle of the year, leaving them with little to do. Some folks continue their grind, but others drop out of Ranked entirely or turn to smurfing, and that goes against some of our core goals for playing Ranked League."

"At the end of the day, we want you to always have a goal to be able to chase, and to reward you for your accomplishments along the way."

League of Legends Season 2023 Ranked Rewards

For then next season, Riot Games will be increasing the number of split rewards available to players, and placing more earlier on the track. They will also reduce the number of games required to reach each of the existing rewards. 

Additionally, they plan to simplify the way split points are earned. Players will get more points for a win, and slightly fewer for a loss.