A swath of Ranked 2019 changes land for preseason testing. Splits, position ranks, and positional matchmaking will come at season start.
See your rank after just one game.
Placements suck: Deposit ten games into the anxiety box and hope for the best. We fixed that.
JUST ONE : See a provisional rank after just one Ranked game. It’s only visible to you until your placements are complete.
ALL THE WAY UP : In your remaining placement games, you earn bonus LP in wins and can’t lose LP
UNLOCKED : After your placement games, your rank will be available for all to see
NO RESET : There’s no reset during preseason, so you’ll need to be unranked in a queue to try new placements before season start
Tiers & Divisions
Iron slots in below Bronze, and Grandmaster snuggles in between Master and Challenger. Division V is removed from all tiers.
New tiers make for a smoother climb over the course of the season, and fewer divisions mean fewer promo series.
BOTTOM’S UP : Iron tier added below Bronze
GRANDILOQUENT : Grandmaster tier added between Master and Challenger
RIP MEMES : Division V removed from all tiers
CONGRATS All : players in Division V moved up to Division IV
HELD HORSES : As part of preseason testing for Grandmaster promotions, all players in Master and above will be set to Master tier, 0LP; details here
Ranked armor, a new reward, now reflects your current rank across your profile, hovercard, game lobby, and loading screen.
Ranked armor will upgrade as you rack up wins and promote across next year. Your past rank will be reflected in a banner draped off the back of your armor. Details here.
OOH SHINY : A new way to show off your current rank now appears on your profile, Ranked dashboard, hovercard, and in-game lobbies
ON MY LEVEL : Switch between Ranked and level armor by clicking on your summoner icon
A clarity pass across the end-of-game screen and the Ranked dashboard includes a variety of changes.
WHAT DID I WIN : The end-of-game screen is rejiggered to make your LP gains more clear
PROMO WHEN : The Ranked dashboard for Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger now more clearly shows promotion and demotion cutoffs
LOADING SCREEN : Loading screen borders now reflect your current rank in the selected queue; you can click player cards to see their past rank banner