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Feb 1, 2013

New Ranked System in Place, Yegg Clears Up Misconceptions!

With the new ranked system in place, RiotYegg's taken the opportunity to answer a few questions about the new tiers:
Hi all,
Wanted to clear up a couple misconceptions real quick:
  1. There was an assumption that the formula was simply an average of current and top rating, but it was more complicated than that. We won't be disclosing the exact formula used for seeding. I can confirm that it did take top rating into account in a meaningful way.
  2. The rating requirements for League seeding were not the same as the Season 2 requirements. They were determined automatically based on your position relative to the ranked population of your server. This is actually why we set everyone's medal to the provisional medal last patch; we wanted to indicate that 1500 wasn't necessarily Gold any more, and 1850 wasn't necessarily Platinum, etc.
I personally apologize for not making the second point more clear. I know a lot of you were expecting to get placed based on the numbers that you were familiar with and that didn't happen.
Using OP as an example, if you're in Silver I now and you've been at 1640 Elo during the preseason, you should have no trouble moving up to Gold. Consider it an early goal and soon enough you'll be seeing that awesome animation where the Silver medal turns into the Gold one. :)
Meanwhile, Check out Riot's Official Post on the announcement of the new tiers that comes with this fancy trailer:

The third League of Legends season is officially underway!

The results of the European and North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) qualifiers are in, and the best teams in esports are all poised to take their first steps on the road to the World Championship. On February 7, the first of these world-class competitors will clash live on the esports pro site in free HD. Each week thereafter, more of your favorite teams will compete for dominance in Season 3. 

Ranked leagues are also in play, so we hope you’re set to do some competing of your own. Whether you’re looking forward to the first LCS matches or you’ve set your sights on conquering your league, the race to the top is officially on.

Excited for the new season? Got some thoughts on the new tiers? Comment below!

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  1. Durem FeetkillerFebruary 01, 2013

    I am finally gona tryhard this season... i hope, played season 1, 2, and still have no really mains..
    Galio/Jayce/Leblanc/Ahri are my picks i think,.. maybe some katarina that got me 1600 :')

  2. SSJSuntasticFebruary 01, 2013

    Good luck Durem!


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