Say hello to a more challenging rank system in 2019 because next season, every game counts!
League of Legends season 9 ranking system will need more grinding than what you’re doing right now. Next year, every game counts and it needs to matter, including your role, because your rank will reflect your performance. Developers believe that positional matchmaking and ranks can give fairer games and meaningful ways to challenge yourself.
New ranking system requires summoners to queue up for their main role, which is top, jungle, mid, ad carry, and support. Just like what we usually do, right? But this time, summoners will have ranks in each role. It sounds complicated and the community is pretty worried it might need too much grinding, but of course, League of Legends developers are listening to your concerns. The new ranking system might be a little too much but developers are working hard to make things work. Few weeks ago, developer Ed “SapMagic” Altorfer addressed questions and problems garnered from those weeks.
Abused rank system? No worries.
Developers has added a mechanic called “splashing“. From the word itself, it will splash LP in the rest of the remaining role depending whether you win or lose. Win a game, 6 points will be added to the remaining roles. Lose a game and 3 points will be deducted on every role. The number of points will be changed overtime, queuing up as auto-fill will add a few more points in exchange. Matches will be much tougher for you if you can manage to play on every role. More LP, the quicker you’ll get promoted.
It doesn’t mean that fill players are getting alienated. This system actually aims to give more recognition to fill players. One of the main goal for this new system is: to give better recognition for breadth of skill. However, this system still needs more scrutinizing. Summoners still has a lot of time to study and for developers to tweak this new ranking system.
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