League of Legends ranked changes are here and ready to be put into play. Here's how Riot Games has mixed up the ranked game in Season 11.
New Account Placement:
Rather than starting at a default position, players will be put in placement depending on how they do in normal matches with those who are at their skill level.
Lighter Start-of-Season Reset:
For veterans, ranked start-of-season resets will be less drastic this time around. Once provisionals are done, players will be put closer to where they were last season than the years before.
Division Promos Removed:
There will be no more promo series between divisions and any excess LP rolls over when you're being promoted.
Ranked Informed Matchmaking:
Matchmaking will now check that your teammates and opponents are close to you in their displayed rank.
Smaller LP Gains and Losses:
To keep matchmaking healthy, there will be smaller LP gains and losses.
If there is a detected AFK on your team, you'll lose less LP for a loss.
Immediate Master+ Unlock:
Master, Grandmaster and Challenger are open at this very moment.
Master+ Duo Queue Removed:
Players in Master, Grandmaster and Challenger can no longer duo queue.
Diamond Decay Changes:
Each game played at the Master rank or higher banks a day of activity, up to a maximum of 10 banked days. After 10 days of inactivity, players will start to consume banked days. When all banked days have been consumed, players will lose 250 LP each day until they fall out of Master.
The system works similarly for Diamond players, but is more lenient. Each game played banks seven days of activity, with a maximum of 28 banked days. After 28 days of inactivity, a player's banked days will begin to tick down. Once those days have elapsed, the player will lose 50 LP each day until they fall out of Diamond.