Neoseeker : News : League of Legends implementing tiered league system to replace current ranked ladders
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MegaBassMan Jan 15, 13
No more shitty <800 ELO?!?! YES, PLEASE.
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BluAnimal Jan 15, 13
Sorry megabassman,
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As far as actual gameplay or matchmaking goes, nothing will change for players.
All this says is we're giving you pretty icons to determine what part of ____ ELO your in.
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BlackScythe Jan 15, 13
I'll give it a try, but I still wonder if this finally give me a fair match.

I stopped playing LoL because each game is either me getting overwhelmingly dominated with, seemingly, nothing that can be done to change it or my team overwhelmingly dominating the other. (Mostly me getting dominated given my 30% win rate)
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MegaBassMan Jan 15, 13
BluAnimal
I should read more.

But hey. I can think of it this way. All it says it that I'm bronze. Not the undeserving roughly 743 elo I am actually at.
Kind of.
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Inuyasha Jan 15, 13
This sounds

sounds like something.

Something, indeed.

So vague (both my post and OP), can't wait to hear more information.
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Tashur Astur Jan 15, 13
Sounds like the SC2 ladders. I approve. SC2 ladder is amazing for multiple reasons, this being one of them.

Now they just need to add a secondary rating so that you can gain elo faster when you're on winning streaks.
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RazeHell Jan 15, 13
I like how they're making Ranked much more dynamic and interesting, but depending on how many League Points they give you per win, this could be a lot more difficult and time consuming than climbing the ranks with the old system.
Not to mention, incredibly unforgiving. Dropping a division, and the having to climb the whole division again, and then 3 more Divisional Series games to try to move back up to the division you were already in. That does not sound like fun.
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BluAnimal Jan 15, 13
It's nice that once you make it into a tier you can't fall out without prolonged inactivity. The divisions sound kind of crappy though.
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ShadowCrystallux Jan 15, 13
I'm excited for this. Although, I'd like to see some kind of hard reset that puts you against players based on how many wins each has to start it off, so it's experience vs experience as opposed to previous failures and successes. That would really tell those who are at a certain point in their league 'career' where they really stand, and will stop me questioning where I'm really at. Because I believe I deserve to be around 1100-1200, I know I'm no better than the average 1200 elo player, but honestly think I deserved to be where I am now. There are honestly 4 factors that have put me there, a) terrible bans (leaving many of the super cc tanks/supports open, namely Alistar in the last one, and Blitzcrank in the one prior to that), b) teams feeding certain character, certain character can get free kills off support/mid because they're rather squishy, I end up often having the worst score on the team due to this focus pattern, c) when I'm carrying and we've won two lanes out of 3, but that mid/ad carry where they lost, they lost really hard, making my damage as good as redundant when they focus me, and d) my individual ability, as I said, I'm no pro, but I'm certainly not as bad as my elo calls to me. Oh and an extra d.1) my internet does hinder my ability to an extent. Anyway, I'd love to see some kind of way for people to prove they don't belong close to the bottom of the pit. I mean, MegaBassMan is at ~750 and yes, he makes nub mistakes just like me, but he certainly deserves above 1100. If you'd ever seen him Ahri, you'd agree . Oh, ramble over.
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Hellfire29 Jan 15, 13
I wonder where the names came from...

I wonder if the percentages will be the same
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Kelferaz Jan 16, 13
Anyone can clarify this? I'm from the SEA version and I read that the top 5v5 teams in Challenger league gets to go pro right? Does this apply to the other servers as well? Or just Eur/NA?
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Tashur Astur Jan 16, 13
Razehell let me briefly explain the way the SC2 rating system works since this looks very similar:

there are 5 basic leagues, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. These leagues make up 98% of players.

Within each league there are groups of 100 players known as local ladder boards. The points on this ladder isn't your actual ladder points but I'll leave that out. Upon playing your placement matches you're given a tempoary rating and a display rating, the display rating shows how many points you have accumulated since you entered the group.

Example is this, you're done with your placement matches and you hit silver league, you enter a league called "The Flying Zergling". You're currently rank 98 with 0 display points, you have 100 bonus points because you're new to the game (thus your skill level is estimatedly low).

You win 5 games in a row, this causes the game to detect you as a smurf, your estimated/tempoary rating is now very high compared to your display rating and you now play versus Platinum players. Upon winning a game you will gain 40-50 points instead of the regular 10-14 points, if you lose, you will only lose 3 points but your tempoary rating will fall.

The idea behind all this is that all players will be within leagues/groups where they'll be matched with fair opponents, you have 2 goals that you can be looking forward to:
Reaching top 8 in your group and/or reaching the next league (in the given example that would be gold).

Now SC2 have 2 more leagues than the 5 aforementioned, there is the Master league and the Grandmaster league. The Master league contains the top 2% players while the Grandmaster league holds the 200 best players in the Region. Grandmaster players are invited to online tournaments and the top Grandmasters will automatically be qualified for various different things. This allows every player to feel they're getting somewhere while it also promotes pro play, it discourages smurfs and as a result encourages new players to join.

If you read this far I didn't waste my time
Staff
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bluexy Jan 16, 13
@ Kelferaz This will only be for NA/EU as those are the only two territories Riot actually has direct control over.

I believe SEA will still have their own regional qualifiers, but for the most part the focus of the competitive scene there will be the GPL. If you're trying to be a pro, aim for the GPL!
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Hmszelda Jan 16, 13
Ohh, it's snazzy lookin. :>

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