Earlier, we talked about how to improve yourself to increase your chances of winning and climbing up the ranks in League of Legends. The most important thing is that you end up in a rank that best matches your individual ability. Queuing up with a far better player on a smurf account sounds good at first, but it actually does more harm than good. If you win most of your placement matches with the help of a smurf, you will end up in a ranked division higher than what you would normally have placed in. Playing without a smurf or teaming with an equally-skilled player would probably cost you a few games, but at least you will end up being matched with people that are near your skill level.
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Valorant: Ranked matchmaking and everything you need to know
By the time that you play a ranked match, you first have to meet two requirements: Be level 30 and own at least 20 champions. Having at least one or more role that you feel comfortable in taking as a backup will go a long way, and your teammates will thank you. If nothing else, flex your supportive muscles and learn how to play Janna, Leona, or another support. Though you might be a bright-eyed Level 30 excited about hopping into your first ranked games, it might be wise to play just one more normal game before you work your way up to Challenger. Think of the game as a warmup match, a way to warm up your hands and put yourself in the mindset that you need to join the rest of the Summoners in a ranked match. Focus on last-hitting, optimizing your jungle clear, or harassing your enemies while keeping your ADC safe in the bot lane. Even an ARAM match, while not the best place to focus on last-hitting and other elements, will put you in a teamfighting mindset and will be better than nothing.
Explaining League of Legends’ ranked system
The Valorant update that came after Act 1 brought a bunch of changes to the ranked matchmaking structure, with the introduction of the Act Rank. There were also notable changes where you could improve your rank with a skilful performance even if you ended up on the losing side. It would be rather unfair to both you as well as your teammates if you were allowed to jump into a match right from the get-go.
In order to be placed into a League, you first have to play three placement matches. The only way to play in the League is via quick matches and not tournaments. You can enter Leagues for all the publically available games on our platform, and the different game modes for said games i. League placements are based off of your games Elo.