As you all know, League of Legends is a competitive game. Players test their skills against each other in the so-called Ranked Matches. They earn League Points ( LP) and climb in tier and division. All this is done in order to keep the competitive soul of the game itself.
This system keeps the player’s skills and progression in check. In the same spirit, the ranked queue distribution observes and records everything. It shows the average Elo of the gamers and how it changes during the seasons. Below you can read about the Flex Queue Rank Distribution, how it works, and see a table of the results.
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Flex Queue Rank Distribution
When it comes to ranked games and, in particular, the Flex Queue, You can see some major differences between the Solo and Duo versions. The most obvious difference. Is that, unlike in the Solo and Duo queues, you are not climbing the tiers with your buddy. In them, you can show off your skills. And can shine above the random teammates with which you matched.
On the other hand, in Flex, you play with a whole team of your friends. It is the five of you against the enemies. That means that aside from the skills you have. You will need to depend on your allies. In Flex Queue, as I said, you form a team with your friends. That means that you will need to depend more on communication than on the solo and duo options. That will be the key to your team’s win and can build up some good additional skills.
As you know, LoL is a competitive game and is not a single-player game. It is not something- that can be won by an individual. The game itself is made in a way where you play with other players. Form a team, and that team has to aim and win the game.
From here, you can deduce that communication is the main key if you plan to win a game. Especially when it comes to playing 5vs5 with premade. In fact, this is the main purpose of the Flex itself. Riot added it in order to play with friends but at the same time to learn to communicate with others. These communication skills will let you have easier games with better experiences even when you play with random players.
|Flex Queue rank distribution|
|Iron||0.023 %||0.087 %||0.29 %||0.91 %|
|Bronze||2.3 %||2.9 %||6.0 %||9.7 %|
|Silver||12 %||8.8 %||11 %||10 %|
|Gold||10 %||5.2 %||5.3 %||3.9 %|
|Platinum||3.5 %||1.5 %||1.2 %||1.2 %|
|Diamond||0.49 %||0.2 3%||0.16 %||0.13 %|
As you can see, the majority of the players who participate in Flex are ranked, Silver. That could be because in this queue you play with your friends. In most cases, the ranks of the players on that team are vastly different. You can easily find silvers playing on a team with diamonds. That can buff the MMR of lower elo players, but it will be the opposite for someone from a higher elo. Thus, we see that many players are in the lower ranks.
Now, although this may sound worrying to many of you. It is probably because you are thinking about your matchmaking rating score. You do not need to overthink it. That is simply because both the Solo/Duo queue and the Flex queue have different MMR scores. In short, your performances in the different queues (Solo/duo and flex) have their own matchmaking rating score and are independent of each other. That is not a short topic to discuss. But let us say a few words, like Elos for both, the MMRs are different.
As you know, there is a strong relationship between both rating systems. Although one is invisible to the players (MMR), while the other is official and visible (Elo), they relate to each other. For example, your performance will change the matchmaking rating you have. That will change the league points you earn or lose per match. From there, your tier and division will change, and so will the Elo. That is the basic relationship between both. Although it was brief, I hope the information was enough to show you the correlation between both Elo and MMR.
A good improvement that came not so long ago. Is that, unlike before, Players can team up with friends from the lower ranks. As you saw and above, I said- “silver play with diamonds.” That was impossible before, as the system permitted you to team up only if there were a few ranks or divisions apart. That was so your skills could not be too far apart and to keep the balance in the matchups.
After 10.15, this thing was changed. The rules of the few divisions apart disappeared, and from then on, players could team up without worrying about that. Nowadays, even bronze can play with their platinum tier friends. Of course, this is not so simple. For example, the flex queue now allows you to do so because the enemies you face will have a similar team composition.
That is again in order to keep the balance of the game. Imagine playing 5vs5 and having two bronze tiers while the enemy’s lowest one is gold. The difference will be tremendous, and thus the game will be unbalanced. With the changes to the system, this is not impossible, as the matches are as balanced as possible.
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As a final of this article. I can say that although the majority of the players in the Flex queue ranked distribution are silver. That doesn’t change much. You can see from above how things work and that the rank distribution doesn’t matter when it comes to matchmaking. The teams will always be as balanced as possible.
That is because the MMR and elo will be sort of averaged for the whole team, and you will face opponents with a similar score. Although this may not be perfect, for the moment is the best possible way to have matches in which you can play with all your friends no matter their rank. Thank you for reading this article and till the next one.