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What do you think about these new Elo changes?
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The Season Two World Championship is approaching, and with it, the end of the competitive season on October 23, 2012. And the end of Season Two brings Season Two rewards. You’ll earn some exciting rewards this season, including new summoner icons, loading screen borders, profile banners, forum badges, and a stunning skin. We’ll tell you about those in a minute.

First, we’ve got some news about changes to the ladder and rating system that’ll make your race for the finish a lot more rewarding. With the Mid September Patch we’ll be rolling out improvements to Ranked play. In Season Three, we’ll look to make other changes and improvements.

Here’s the scoop.

The Changes:

Season 2 rewards will be based on the highest rating you achieve between now and the end of the season. Once you’ve achieved a tier, you’ll have it for good, and playing more games can only help you out. In order to do this, we are resetting Top Rating for all players to their Current Rating and will be using Top Rating to determine end-of-season reward tiers.
We’re adding a whole new tier! Diamond will be at the top and the other tiers have expanded so that everyone who becomes ranked will qualify for a tier and the corresponding rewards. Players who joined a team on or after September 1 will also need to win five games with that team to qualify for rewards.
We’ve upgraded the medal art on your summoner profile. At each new tier, you’ll unlock an awesome new medal.
Tiers will now be subdivided into rating “ranks”. These ranks inform you of how close you are to moving up to the next tier. Moving up a rank also enhances your summoner profile medal.

The Rewards:

Bronze tier:

Bronze summoner icon for each queue (3v3 team, 5v5 solo, or 5v5 team) in which you are Bronze tier

Silver tier:

Silver border on the game loading screen
Silver summoner icon for each queue in which you are Silver tier

Gold tier:

War Hero Janna skin
Gold banner trim in summoner profile
Gold border on the game loading screen
Gold summoner icon for each queue in which you are Gold tier

Platinum tier:

Platinum forum badge
War Hero Janna skin
Platinum banner trim in summoner profile
Platinum border on the game loading screen
Platinum summoner icon for each queue in which you are Platinum tier

Diamond:

Diamond forum badge
War Hero Janna skin
Diamond banner trim in summoner profile
Diamond border on the game loading screen
Diamond summoner icon for each queue in which you are Diamond tier

Played in All Queues: achieved a tier in 5v5 solo, 5v5 team, and 3v3 team
Special summoner icon based on the lowest tier achieved in the three queues

You’ll reap your rewards shortly after the end of the season, but be on the lookout for sneak peeks of the skin, badges and other goods in the coming weeks. GLHF!



Click here to check out the Season 2 Rating Tiers!


What do you guys think? I personally love this because now I'm close to plat in 3s, and I don't have to worry about losing my gold if I decide to play some before the season ends, because now it's based on top Elo!

Also loving that the skin is for Janna, seeing as I play her a lot more than I do Jarvan :3 Can't wait to see the splash art for it!

I think it's nice that they are now giving at least bronze to basically anyone who plays ranked; however I think that the drop of the silver threshold from 1400 to 1150 is a bit ridiculous >_>

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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Season 2 rewards will be based on the highest rating you achieve between now and the end of the season. Once you’ve achieved a tier, you’ll have it for good, and playing more games can only help you out.


Love this part. Means I can spam ranked without having to worry about losing platinum :o Also kind of like the part where I can shoot for something beyond platinum now. Definitely motivates me to start going for it again.
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With the highest ELO thingie, I'll at least get a Bronze tag. So that's something I suppose. haha
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1850? K i get you before Season end


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Diesel wrote:

With the highest ELO thingie, I'll at least get a Bronze tag. So that's something I suppose. haha

But the bronze tag is ugly
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So, i'm currently 1919 elo, and my highest elo is 1919, so if i play a bunch and go down to 1800, i still get my platinum rewards?
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Supposedly, yes.
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Workin on gettin gold these next few weeks.

I know I can do it!

And for anyone who asks, the season ends on the 23rd of October.
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I like it and don't like it. It's nice I will definitely get my jannerz skin, but at the same time my placement matches put me at like 1550 ELO... That means other people will also play ~10 games, get lucky and get gold ELO and rewards possibly without deserving it.

Oh well, overall I like it because it makes playing ranked less stressful, and like Khazem said encourages people to try for higher ranks instead of just sitting where they are. ^_^
Thanks to GrandMasterD for my sig!
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No mowen, it reset your highest Elo to current today. Meaning that if you got to 2k then dropped to 500, your highest Elo on your account right now is 500, and you get rewards based on that. What you said would only work for people who have not yet played ranked.

Thanks to TRUeLM, Plastictree, Scrax, Xiaowiriamu, foggy12, JahGFX, jhoijhoi, msrobinson, JEFFY40HANDS, Nyoike, MissMaw, and me :) for the sigs!
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