Not long to go.
With Worlds 2020 rapidly approaching, the current League of Legends ranked season is nearing its conclusion. There’s still a ways to go before the 2021 preseason, but the clock is ticking.
It’s been a year full of ups and downs for League, with new champions joining the fray on a continual basis. Aphelios in December 2019, Sett in January, Lillia in July, and Yone in August have each had a significant impact on the game. The meta has been more rampant and more unpredictable than ever.
The changes to the inner workings of League in the 2020 preseason, however, brought some of the biggest transformations to the game. The entire Rift was thrown on its head when Riot changed how dragons operated.
It’s unclear exactly what Riot will conjure up for the next season, but something speculator could be in the cards.
In the 2021 preseason, according to a recent end-of-season post, Riot is looking to remove inter-division promotion series in both flex and solo queue. This is to avoid “ranked inflation” and “rapid rubberbanding.”
Riot is also improving matchmaking quality in the preseason, “laying on new guardrails” called “ranked informed matchmaking.” These guardrails will ensure teams are more balanced from an LP and division perspective.
To top it all off, the developers are knuckling down on smurf accounts in the preseason with ranked seeding, and removing duo queue for all players at Master tier and above.
It’s much too early to give a specific date for the end of season 10, but if season nine is anything to go by, players will have to wait until Nov. 20, 2020.
This article will be updated when Riot issues a release date and time for the end of the season.
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