Link in LoL: know the order, how it works, the MMR and how to level

You've finally reached level 30 in League of Legends and want to play ranked, but confused about how it all works? We'll help you figure out how links work, how to level up and split, and how to find your place in it all!

In LoL, it all starts with the League System, a ranked match system that works like a link order across multiple divisions. Find out now what we're talking about!

Get to know the League System and what are the LoL Links

League of Legends ranked match system divides players by 7 levels (called tiers or leagues) that represent your place in the competition. meet the sort order, arranged from lowest league to most powerful league:








Grand Master


From Iron to Diamond, the alloys are subdivided into four divisions arranged in descending order: IV, III, II, I. This means, for example, that if you are in Bronze I, your next climb will be to Silver IV. Therefore, the lowest level in the game is Iron IV.

How to catch elo and understand what MMR is

After your first ranked match, you will receive a provisional rank that only you will be able to see. This rank will last for the first 10 games of qualifying matches (better known as MD10), which serve to place you in an official tier and division suited to your skill level.

The game uses 3 factors to determine your rankings:

  • Your MD10 result;
  • The difficulty level of the opponents you faced;
  • Your performance in the pre-season and the previous season.

All this information comes together to form a value called the MMR (Matchmaking Rating in the original, or Matchmaking Rating in the translation). This value is hidden and it's very similar to what many players previously knew as the famous link, a number of points that clearly reported rankings.

The MMR is essential data for the matchmaker to find the allies and enemies with the closest levels to yours, with the goal of getting fair matches for all players.

How to level up, what is LP and how to level up division and level

At the end of your MD10, you start earning League Points (LP) on every ranked win or to lose some of those points when you suffer a loss. Contrary to what happens with the MMR, the LPs are a visible number for players.

The amount of points you earn or lose is directly related to your MMR, This means that the higher this hidden value, the more LP you will receive when you win and the less points you will lose on defeats.

When you reach 100 LP, you will enter a promotion series that gives you the chance to get that much-desired level up or division. You need to win 2 out of 3 games to move up a division and win 3 out of 5 games to move up 1 level.

Please note the requirements for these promotions: once you reach Platinum, you only have 28 days to make your series. For Master and Diamond players, the deadline is only 5 days. That is, it is mandatory to complete your series within the indicated timeframes or you will lose a given LP number.

If you risk dropping out of champion select on a promotion streak, it will count as a loss.

Still confused by all the talk about MMR and PdL? Then watch this very simple official video that explains everything straight:

Board of Directors: PdL and MMR

Be careful not to fall off the link

There are two terrible words for summoners: relegation and inactivity. These are the two ways you can fall apart and it's easy to understand how they can happen.

O demotion happens when you reach 0 LP and lose matches. This causes the player to be placed in the closest division below, for example, from Gold II to Gold III. If you are in Division IV, you will drop leagues (from Gold to Silver, for example).

A inactivity occurs when the player spends a lot of time without playing, but only affects Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster and Challenger league summoners. If you're on Platinum or Diamond, you'll start losing LP after 28 days of not playing in ranked queues. Once a week, Platinum players lose 35 LP, Diamonds lose 50 LP, and Master and up lose 100 LP.

Master to Challenger summoners fall to inactivity after 10 days of not playing in ranked queues. Every 7 days, these players lose 250 LP for their inactivity.

for the levels Master, Grand Master and Challenger, there are strict rules to stick to in these tiers:

  • Each ranked match played in these leagues is stored in your “immunity bank” until you reach a total of 10. To stay on top of these matches, access your profile and the Leagues tab;
  • Every day, 1 immunity game is taken from this “bank”;
  • If you let your immunity pool reach 0 saves, you will lose 100 LP per day until you get back to playing and saving more ranked games.

Now that you know the essentials about ranked matches in League of Legends, do you think you have what it takes to rock games?

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