League of Legends’ is comprised of nine rank divisions namely, Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, and of course, the prestigious Challenger. League is also divided into two Elo’s being the low and the high Elo. Rioters like to define the ranks that rely on LP points to a hundred as the low Elo and the ones that has a leaderboard of the top 500 players in the server as the high elo.
Truly, it will be really a great feat if you reach the top 500 of the server or simply being in the Master Division, but getting there is not easy. First, if you are new to the game and don’t know how the rank system works, there is a Provisional rank where the system will determine what rank to put you as you start climbing the ranked ladder.
League of legends requires you to complete 10 placement matches to determine what rank to place you, think of it as your calibration matches where the system tests what you can do and how you think as a player.
Depending on your performance after the 10 placement matches, you will be placed at a rank you deserve, don’t worry there will be no surprises as Riot games updated their placement matches. Before, you can’t see where you currently stand in the placement phase of your rank, now you can see what rank you will fall in because each win will increase your LP and each win will take you to a higher division.
After you complete your placement matches, you can now begin your ranked journey, and each win will not be like the placement games anymore that lets you gain 60-80 LP, each win will most likely give you 17-25 LP depending on your win rate.
Now that you know how the placement systems work, go out there and practice before taking on your placement matches so you can be placed at the highest rank possible as your initial rank. GLHF summoner, see you on the rift.