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author: Paul Wozniak

Riot Games' Support: „Don't Play Ranked in LoL”

League of Legends players have recently complained about changes in the game's ranked system - we lose much more points for a defeat than we acquire for a victory. Riot Games employee has suggested that players should not play ranked mode at all because the season is ending.

IN A NUTSHELL:
  • LoL playershave noticed that in the preseason the scores in the ranking system have changed - for a defeat you lose much more points than you get for winning;
  • According to Riot Games, this is due to changes in the MMR system;
  • One of the company's employees, in response to the problem, suggested not to play ranked games at all now, which surprised LoL players.

On November 11, the preseason in League of Legends began, introfucing new items to the game, as well as changes to the store or equipment system. It turns out, that getting acquainted with all the novelties was not the biggest worry for the gamers. In recent days, there have been many complaints that the scores in LoL's ranking system have been broken - sometimes twice as many points are lost for a defeat as you can get for a victory. This has made climbing higher tiers a real nuisance.

Although season 10 in LoL has officially ended and the prizes have been awarded, it is still possible to play ranked matches and fight for better tier, which will have an impact on the ranking at the beginning of next season.

It's no wonder that the players have started to take an interest in what might have caused this. According to Riot Games' support on Twitter, the changes in the MMR (Match Making Rating) system slightly changed the scores for the matches, although everything was supposed to return to normal after a few games (although reportedly it didn't). However, a real storm in the LoL community was triggered by an additional response from one of the Riot staff members who suggested not to play the ranked matches at all, as the season ended some time ago.

This statement surprised the players because many people still simply prefer to play ranked games (testing the changes) because they have an impact on the lineup at the beginning of next season (not to mention professionals who want to play with someone at a similar level all the time and normal matches wouldn't be able to provide this). What's more, the players said that a suggesting not to play ranked at all is not a solution to the scoring problem, and the statement of Riot;s staff member was a major slip up.

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