League of Legends Rank Distribution in solo queue - November 2023

League of Legends Rank Distribution in solo queue - November 2023

The rank distribution and percentage of players by tier in League of Legends. The entire player base in all regions is considered. Only solo queue data.

League of Legends rank distribution

Thanks to the API implemented by Riot, we have access to reliable statistics on the player distribution by tier. There are several websites that gather and share these data; after examining the most reliable ones, I concluded that there are almost no differences among their tools.

If you notice small percentage gaps, they are probably due to the servers considered and to the last update of their services. Even 30 minutes can create a minimum discrepancy.

The statistics in the graph and the table below consider all the regions and only the ranks in solo queue.

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Every month, I will gather the data and update this article. In this way, we will be able to understand how the distribution evolves over time and if there is any difference.

Season 13

League of Legends will have two Ranked resets in Season 2023. Split 1 will start at the beginning of the year in January, and Split 2 will start in the middle of the year.

Visible rank is no longer used as matchmaking criteria, only MMR. In addition to these changes, we’re also changing promotion series between tiers from Best of 5 to Best of 3.

The restriction on duoing in Ranked Solo/Duo with an MMR of Masters or above is disabled until patch 13.3. Note that duo restrictions based on visible rank are still active, so a player who reaches Master or above will not be able to duo.

Split II

Season 13 Split II started on July 17th, 2023. I waited a month before collecting data to ensure its reliability.

Reasoning behind the new Emerald rank

Historically, League of Legends has had a very bottom-heavy distribution of rankings.

Setting aside Iron at the bottom and Diamond+ at the top, most other competitive ranked games have the equivalents of Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum roughly similar in size. This means that Bronze and Silver represent below average/average, while Gold and Platinum represent above average and very good players, respectively. However, our ranks have typically biased low, with more than 60% of players typically in Silver and Bronze.

We’re changing that in Split 2 and distributions are going to move to a more even percentage split, centering around gold.

What about Diamond and above? It’s important to us that the highest ranks retain the exclusivity and prestige they’ve historically had, so we’re not changing anything about how those ranks are distributed.

Flattening the curve without compensating somehow would result in a significant inflation in Diamond. In order to mitigate this, we’re adding a new rank: Emerald. Emerald rank will live between Diamond and Platinum and represents a roughly similar percentage of players as Platinum does today.

— Riot Revenancer, Systems Lead for the Motivations initiative

Season 13 ranked changes Split 1 to Split 2

Season 13 rank distribution in Split 1 and 2 - Riot

November 2023

League of Legends rank distribution November 2023 Season 13 Split II

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Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.48% Gold IV 8.0% Diamond IV 1.2%
Iron III 1.1% Gold III 5.0% Diamond III 0.57%
Iron II 2.6% Gold II 4.0% Diamond II 0.54%
Iron I 3.3% Gold I 2.6% Diamond I 0.44%
Bronze IV 7.4% Platinum IV 7.0% Master 0.49%
Bronze III 5.3% Platinum III 4.0% GrandMaster 0.044%
Bronze II 4.6% Platinum II 3.1% Challenger 0.019%
Bronze I 3.3% Platinum I 2.0%
Silver IV 7.5% Emerald IV 6.2%
Silver III 5.0% Emerald III 2.9%
Silver II 4.1% Emerald II 1.7%
Silver I 2.8% Emerald I 1.4%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 7.6%

  • Bronze: 20%

  • Silver: 19%

  • Gold: 19%

  • Platinum: 16%

  • Emerald: 12%

  • Diamond: 2.8%

  • Master: 0.49%

  • GrandMaster: 0.044%

  • Challenger: 0.019%

Top percentage of players

Below, a cumulative chart indicating the top percentage of players. For example, as a Diamond IV you are in the top 3.3% of the player base.

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.68 Gold IV 51.2 Diamond IV 3.3
Iron III 98.2 Gold III 43.2 Diamond III 2.1
Iron II 97.1 Gold II 38.2 Diamond II 1.53
Iron I 94.5 Gold I 34.2 Diamond I 0.99
Bronze IV 91.2 Platinum IV 31.6 Master 0.55
Bronze III 83.8 Platinum III 24.6 GrandMaster 0.063
Bronze II 78.5 Platinum II 20.6 Challenger 0.019
Bronze I 73.9 Platinum I 17.5
Silver IV 70.6 Emerald IV 15.5
Silver III 63.1 Emerald III 9.3
Silver II 58.1 Emerald II 6.4
Silver I 54 Emerald I 4.7

September 2023

League of Legends rank distribution September 2023 Season 13 Split II
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.41% Gold IV 8.0% Diamond IV 1.2%
Iron III 1.1% Gold III 5.3% Diamond III 0.62%
Iron II 2.9% Gold II 4.2% Diamond II 0.46%
Iron I 3.6% Gold I 2.8% Diamond I 0.40%
Bronze IV 7.3% Platinum IV 6.8% Master 0.45%
Bronze III 5.2% Platinum III 4.1% GrandMaster 0.055%
Bronze II 4.6% Platinum II 3.1% Challenger 0.023%
Bronze I 3.5% Platinum I 2.0%
Silver IV 7.5% Emerald IV 5.3%
Silver III 5.2% Emerald III 2.6%
Silver II 4.4% Emerald II 1.6%
Silver I 3.0% Emerald I 1.0%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 8.0%

  • Bronze: 20%

  • Silver: 20%

  • Gold: 20%

  • Platinum: 16%

  • Emerald: 10%

  • Diamond: 2.7%

  • Master: 0.45%

  • GrandMaster: 0.055%

  • Challenger: 0.023%

Top percentage of players

Below, a cumulative chart indicating the top percentage of players. For example, as a Diamond IV you are in the top 3.2% of the player base.

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.7 Gold IV 50 Diamond IV 3.2
Iron III 98.3 Gold III 42 Diamond III 2
Iron II 97.2 Gold II 36.7 Diamond II 1.38
Iron I 94.3 Gold I 32.5 Diamond I 0.92
Bronze IV 90.7 Platinum IV 29.7 Master 0.52
Bronze III 83.4 Platinum III 22.9 GrandMaster 0.078
Bronze II 78.2 Platinum II 18.8 Challenger 0.023
Bronze I 73.6 Platinum I 15.7
Silver IV 70.1 Emerald IV 13.7
Silver III 62.6 Emerald III 8.4
Silver II 57.4 Emerald II 5.8
Silver I 53 Emerald I 4.2

August 2023

League of Legends rank distribution August 2023 Season 13 Split II
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.30% Gold IV 8.0% Diamond IV 1.2%
Iron III 1.0% Gold III 5.6% Diamond III 0.68%
Iron II 3.1% Gold II 4.5% Diamond II 0.46%
Iron I 4.1% Gold I 3.1% Diamond I 0.31%
Bronze IV 7.1% Platinum IV 6.5% Master 0.38%
Bronze III 5.0% Platinum III 4.1% GrandMaster 0.064%
Bronze II 4.6% Platinum II 3.2% Challenger 0.026%
Bronze I 3.8% Platinum I 2.0%
Silver IV 7.5% Emerald IV 4.3%
Silver III 5.5% Emerald III 2.3%
Silver II 4.6% Emerald II 1.5%
Silver I 3.2% Emerald I 0.79%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 8.6%

  • Bronze: 20%

  • Silver: 20%

  • Gold: 21%

  • Platinum: 16%

  • Emerald: 9%

  • Diamond: 2.7%

  • Master: 0.38%

  • GrandMaster: 0.064%

  • Challenger: 0.026%

Top percentage of players

Below, a cumulative chart indicating the top percentage of players. For example, as a Diamond IV you are in the top 3.12% of the player base.

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.8 Gold IV 49 Diamond IV 3.12
Iron III 98.5 Gold III 41 Diamond III 1.92
Iron II 97.5 Gold II 35.4 Diamond II 1.24
Iron I 94.4 Gold I 30.9 Diamond I 0.78
Bronze IV 90.3 Platinum IV 27.8 Master 0.47
Bronze III 83.2 Platinum III 21.3 GrandMaster 0.09
Bronze II 78.2 Platinum II 17.2 Challenger 0.026
Bronze I 73.6 Platinum I 14
Silver IV 69.8 Emerald IV 12
Silver III 62.3 Emerald III 7.7
Silver II 56.8 Emerald II 5.4
Silver I 52.2 Emerald I 3.91

Split I

June 2023

League of Legends rank distribution June 2023 Season 13
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.47% Silver II 7.1% Diamond IV 1.1%
Iron III 0.87% Silver I 6.1% Diamond III 0.60%
Iron II 1.6% Gold IV 10% Diamond II 0.71%
Iron I 2.6% Gold III 5.4% Diamond I 0.64%
Bronze IV 6.3% Gold II 4.7% Master 0.50%
Bronze III 5.7% Gold I 3.6% GrandMaster 0.046%
Bronze II 6.3% Platinum IV 5.6% Challenger 0.020%
Bronze I 6.0% Platinum III 2.4%
Silver IV 9.3% Platinum II 1.8%
Silver III 6.8% Platinum I 2.1%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 5.6%

  • Bronze: 24%

  • Silver: 29%

  • Gold: 24%

  • Platinum: 12%

  • Diamond: 3.0%

  • Master: 0.50%

  • GrandMaster: 0.046%

  • Challenger: 0.020%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.34 Silver II 52.4 Diamond IV 3.6
Iron III 97.87 Silver I 45.3 Diamond III 2.51
Iron II 97 Gold IV 39.2 Diamond II 1.91
Iron I 95.4 Gold III 29.2 Diamond I 1.20
Bronze IV 92.8 Gold II 23.8 Master 0.56
Bronze III 86.5 Gold I 19.1 GrandMaster 0.066
Bronze II 80.8 Platinum IV 15.5 Challenger 0.020
Bronze I 74.5 Platinum III 9.9
Silver IV 68.5 Platinum II 7.5
Silver III 59.2 Platinum I 5.7

April 2023

League of Legends rank distribution April 2023 Season 13
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.45% Silver II 7.5% Diamond IV 1.1%
Iron III 0.93% Silver I 6.6% Diamond III 0.62%
Iron II 1.9% Gold IV 9.7% Diamond II 0.58%
Iron I 3.2% Gold III 5.2% Diamond I 0.62%
Bronze IV 6.4% Gold II 4.7% Master 0.50%
Bronze III 5.8% Gold I 3.7% GrandMaster 0.056%
Bronze II 6.5% Platinum IV 4.9% Challenger 0.024%
Bronze I 6.5% Platinum III 2.2%
Silver IV 9.1% Platinum II 1.7%
Silver III 7.0% Platinum I 1.6%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 6.5%

  • Bronze: 25%

  • Silver: 30%

  • Gold: 23%

  • Platinum: 10%

  • Diamond: 2.9%

  • Master: 0.50%

  • GrandMaster: 0.056%

  • Challenger: 0.024%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 99.08 Silver II 51.3 Diamond IV 3.5
Iron III 98.63 Silver I 43.8 Diamond III 2.40
Iron II 97.7 Gold IV 37.2 Diamond II 1.78
Iron I 95.8 Gold III 27.5 Diamond I 1.20
Bronze IV 92.6 Gold II 22.3 Master 0.58
Bronze III 86.2 Gold I 17.6 GrandMaster 0.080
Bronze II 80.4 Platinum IV 13.9 Challenger 0.024
Bronze I 73.9 Platinum III 9.0
Silver IV 67.4 Platinum II 6.8
Silver III 58.3 Platinum I 5.1

February 2023

League of Legends rank distribution February 2023 Season 13
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.27% Silver II 8.6% Diamond IV 0.87%
Iron III 0.84% Silver I 7.3% Diamond III 0.52%
Iron II 2.8% Gold IV 7.0% Diamond II 0.44%
Iron I 5.3% Gold III 4.6% Diamond I 0.35%
Bronze IV 6.8% Gold II 4.5% Master 0.25%
Bronze III 6.2% Gold I 3.6% GrandMaster 0.068%
Bronze II 7.7% Platinum IV 3.1% Challenger 0.024%
Bronze I 7.8% Platinum III 1.6%
Silver IV 8.4% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 7.7% Platinum I 1.1%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 9.3%

  • Bronze: 28%

  • Silver: 32%

  • Gold: 19%

  • Platinum: 7.3%

  • Diamond: 2.1%

  • Master: 0.25%

  • GrandMaster: 0.068%

  • Challenger: 0.024%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 99.17 Silver II 45.3 Diamond IV 2.52
Iron III 98.84 Silver I 36.7 Diamond III 1.65
Iron II 98.0 Gold IV 29.4 Diamond II 1.13
Iron I 95.2 Gold III 22.4 Diamond I 0.69
Bronze IV 89.9 Gold II 17.8 Master 0.34
Bronze III 83.1 Gold I 13.3 GrandMaster 0.092
Bronze II 76.9 Platinum IV 9.7 Challenger 0.024
Bronze I 69.2 Platinum III 6.6
Silver IV 61.4 Platinum II 5.0
Silver III 53.0 Platinum I 3.6

Season 12

November 2022

League of Legends rank distribution November 2022 Season 12
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.37% Silver II 8.1% Diamond IV 0.70%
Iron III 0.58% Silver I 6.5% Diamond III 0.33%
Iron II 1.1% Gold IV 12% Diamond II 0.44%
Iron I 2.0% Gold III 5.1% Diamond I 0.26%
Bronze IV 5.5% Gold II 4.5% Master 0.18%
Bronze III 5.2% Gold I 3.1% GrandMaster 0.026%
Bronze II 6.7% Platinum IV 5.6% Challenger 0.011%
Bronze I 7.0% Platinum III 1.9%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 7.2% Platinum I 1.8%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 4.1%

  • Bronze: 24%

  • Silver: 33%

  • Gold: 24%

  • Platinum: 10%

  • Diamond: 1.7%

  • Master: 0.18%

  • GrandMaster: 0.026%

  • Challenger: 0.011%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.55 Silver II 51.9 Diamond IV 1.9
Iron III 98.18 Silver I 43.8 Diamond III 1.24
Iron II 97.6 Gold IV 37.3 Diamond II 0.91
Iron I 96.5 Gold III 25.3 Diamond I 0.47
Bronze IV 94.5 Gold II 20.2 Master 0.21
Bronze III 89 Gold I 15.7 GrandMaster 0.037
Bronze II 83.8 Platinum IV 12.6 Challenger 0.011
Bronze I 77.1 Platinum III 7
Silver IV 70.1 Platinum II 5.1
Silver III 59.1 Platinum I 3.7

August 2022

League of Legends rank distribution August 2022 Season 12
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.35% Silver II 8.2% Diamond IV 0.65%
Iron III 0.61% Silver I 6.8% Diamond III 0.34%
Iron II 1.2% Gold IV 11% Diamond II 0.41%
Iron I 2.2% Gold III 5.0% Diamond I 0.28%
Bronze IV 5.7% Gold II 4.5% Master 0.16%
Bronze III 5.3% Gold I 3.2% GrandMaster 0.030%
Bronze II 6.9% Platinum IV 5.1% Challenger 0.012%
Bronze I 7.3% Platinum III 1.9%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 7.3% Platinum I 1.6%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 4.5%

  • Bronze: 25%

  • Silver: 33%

  • Gold: 24%

  • Platinum: 10%

  • Diamond: 1.7%

  • Master: 0.16%

  • GrandMaster: 0.030%

  • Challenger: 0.012%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.36 Silver II 50.5 Diamond IV 1.8
Iron III 98.01 Silver I 42.3 Diamond III 1.23
Iron II 97.4 Gold IV 35.5 Diamond II 0.89
Iron I 96.2 Gold III 24.5 Diamond I 0.48
Bronze IV 94 Gold II 19.5 Master 0.20
Bronze III 88.3 Gold I 15 GrandMaster 0.042
Bronze II 83 Platinum IV 11.8 Challenger 0.012
Bronze I 76.1 Platinum III 6.7
Silver IV 68.8 Platinum II 4.8
Silver III 57.8 Platinum I 3.4

June 2022

League of Legends rank distribution June 2022 Season 12
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.33% Silver II 8.3% Diamond IV 0.67%
Iron III 0.62% Silver I 7.0% Diamond III 0.36%
Iron II 1.3% Gold IV 10% Diamond II 0.38%
Iron I 2.4% Gold III 4.9% Diamond I 0.30%
Bronze IV 5.9% Gold II 4.4% Master 0.17%
Bronze III 5.4% Gold I 3.3% GrandMaster 0.032%
Bronze II 7.0% Platinum IV 4.8% Challenger 0.014%
Bronze I 7.5% Platinum III 1.8%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.3%
Silver III 7.4% Platinum I 1.5%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 4.7%

  • Bronze: 26%

  • Silver: 34%

  • Gold: 23%

  • Platinum: 9.6%

  • Diamond: 1.7%

  • Master: 0.17%

  • GrandMaster: 0.032%

  • Challenger: 0.014%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.05 Silver II 49.2 Diamond IV 1.9
Iron III 97.72 Silver I 40.9 Diamond III 1.25
Iron II 97.1 Gold IV 33.9 Diamond II 0.89
Iron I 95.8 Gold III 23.9 Diamond I 0.51
Bronze IV 93.4 Gold II 19 Master 0.21
Bronze III 87.5 Gold I 14.6 GrandMaster 0.046
Bronze II 82.1 Platinum IV 11.3 Challenger 0.014
Bronze I 75.1 Platinum III 6.5
Silver IV 67.6 Platinum II 4.7
Silver III 56.6 Platinum I 3.4

April 2022

League of Legends rank distribution April 2022 Season 12
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.28% Silver II 8.5% Diamond IV 0.68%
Iron III 0.61% Silver I 7.4% Diamond III 0.37%
Iron II 1.5% Gold IV 9.8% Diamond II 0.33%
Iron I 2.8% Gold III 4.8% Diamond I 0.29%
Bronze IV 6.1% Gold II 4.4% Master 0.18%
Bronze III 5.6% Gold I 3.4% GrandMaster 0.038%
Bronze II 7.2% Platinum IV 4.2% Challenger 0.016%
Bronze I 8.0% Platinum III 1.7%
Silver IV 10% Platinum II 1.3%
Silver III 7.5% Platinum I 1.2%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 5.3%

  • Bronze: 27%

  • Silver: 34%

  • Gold: 22%

  • Platinum: 8.5%

  • Diamond: 1.6%

  • Master: 0.18%

  • GrandMaster: 0.038%

  • Challenger: 0.016%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.49 Silver II 48.9 Diamond IV 1.9
Iron III 98.21 Silver I 40.1 Diamond III 1.22
Iron II 97.6 Gold IV 32.7 Diamond II 0.85
Iron I 96.1 Gold III 22.9 Diamond I 0.52
Bronze IV 93.3 Gold II 18.1 Master 0.23
Bronze III 87.2 Gold I 13.7 GrandMaster 0.054
Bronze II 81.6 Platinum IV 10.3 Challenger 0.016
Bronze I 74.4 Platinum III 6.1
Silver IV 66.4 Platinum II 4.4
Silver III 56.4 Platinum I 3.1

Ranked queue health

The following info has been shared when discussing the state of competitive in spring 2022 by Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay and Behavioral Systems on League of Legends.

Solo/Duo queue status

From a high level viewpoint, Solo/Duo queue is currently in one of the healthiest states we’ve ever seen.

  • Autofill is at its lowest ever global rate hovering between 0.5% and 3% of player games.

  • Queue times are at a 2 year low in many large regions and hovering firm in our small regions.

  • Lastly, MMR accuracy is strong, where 99% of players are playing with those within a maximum of 2 divisions of their rank with a steady win-prediction accuracy to back it up.

That said, we do see issues with Solo/Duo Queue that consistently point to our accommodation of premade duos–this directly adds quality and population volatility into the matchmaking mix.

It causes games with duos of imbalanced MMR to impact our autofill/secondary role rates (sometimes double the chances), queue times (~10 second increase for players per game on average), and most importantly-game quality metrics (upwards of a 10% win-rate spread in both directions).

Ranked Flex queue status

On the flip side, we’ve started to see a significant decline in the health of Ranked Flex queue where queue times (~7 min on average for 3 person parties) and match quality (2-4 division discrepancies between teams) have diverged significantly.

The ironic thing here is that the total population in Ranked Flex remains healthy, but the premade distribution and make-up of that population has shifted to a point where it’s difficult to make matches at a quality bar we’d like.

The root cause of this is the high number of 3 person parties that want to play together, with not enough 1s and 2s to fill them out as these solo/duo players can just opt to play a different game mode. This can cause those matchmaking envelopes to expand to a point where queue times and quality expectations cannot reconcile.

Additionally, the difficulties making quality matches for our most popular premade size amplify the impact of disruptive actors in the queue like boosters (who queue as duos with their boostee) and account sellers (who queue as solo) such that the queue itself overall becomes unhealthy, especially at the top level.

Potential solution

In order to match player intent and provide the healthiest competitive individual queue possible, we’re re-evaluating our take on Solo/Duo and exploring a world where solo players play in solo queue and premades play in Ranked Flex or Organized 5’s modes.

That said, we absolutely want to be confident that our duo population, which is fairly significant in size, can still find a competitive environment before making any large changes to the current systems.

February 2022

League of Legends Rank Distribution February 2022 Season 12
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.20% Silver II 8.7% Diamond IV 0.68%
Iron III 0.55% Silver I 8.2% Diamond III 0.37%
Iron II 1.6% Gold IV 8.3% Diamond II 0.30%
Iron I 3.5% Gold III 4.5% Diamond I 0.27%
Bronze IV 6.3% Gold II 4.3% Master 0.18%
Bronze III 6.0% Gold I 3.7% GrandMaster 0.046%
Bronze II 7.7% Platinum IV 3.3% Challenger 0.019%
Bronze I 9.0% Platinum III 1.4%
Silver IV 10% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 7.7% Platinum I 0.96%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 5.9%

  • Bronze: 29%

  • Silver: 34%

  • Gold: 20%

  • Platinum: 7%

  • Diamond: 1.6%

  • Master: 0.18%

  • GrandMaster: 0.046%

  • Challenger: 0.019%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.97 Silver II 46.4 Diamond IV 1.86
Iron III 98.77 Silver I 37.7 Diamond III 1.18
Iron II 98.2 Gold IV 29.5 Diamond II 0.81
Iron I 96.6 Gold III 21.2 Diamond I 0.51
Bronze IV 93.1 Gold II 16.7 Master 0.24
Bronze III 86.8 Gold I 12.4 GrandMaster 0.065
Bronze II 80.8 Platinum IV 8.7 Challenger 0.019
Bronze I 73.1 Platinum III 5.4
Silver IV 64.1 Platinum II 4.0
Silver III 54.1 Platinum I 2.8

Season 11

November 2021

Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.13% Silver II 9.1% Diamond IV 0.71%
Iron III 0.25% Silver I 7.2% Diamond III 0.31%
Iron II 0.51% Gold IV 14% Diamond II 0.23%
Iron I 0.92% Gold III 6.3% Diamond I 0.24%
Bronze IV 3.2% Gold II 5.2% Master 0.13%
Bronze III 3.8% Gold I 3.3% GrandMaster 0.025%
Bronze II 5.5% Platinum IV 6.3% Challenger 0.010%
Bronze I 5.9% Platinum III 2.2%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.5%
Silver III 8.4% Platinum I 1.9%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 1.8%

  • Bronze: 18%

  • Silver: 36%

  • Gold: 29%

  • Platinum: 12%

  • Diamond: 1.5%

  • Master: 0.13%

  • GrandMaster: 0.025%

  • Challenger: 0.010%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.21 Silver II 58.6 Diamond IV 1.65
Iron III 98.09 Silver I 49.5 Diamond III 0.94
Iron II 97.83 Gold IV 42.3 Diamond II 0.63
Iron I 97.32 Gold III 28.3 Diamond I 0.40
Bronze IV 96.4 Gold II 22 Master 0.16
Bronze III 93.2 Gold I 16.8 GrandMaster 0.035
Bronze II 89.4 Platinum IV 13.5 Challenger 0.010
Bronze I 83.9 Platinum III 7.2
Silver IV 78 Platinum II 5.0
Silver III 67 Platinum I 3.5

In October, Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay on League of Legends, summarized the Season 2021 highlights and what to expect from the next one. I quoted his words below.

Season 11 highlights

  • New accounts were ranked much more evenly and effectively.

  • Overall match quality improved, with less than one division of skill difference between teams for 99% of games.

  • Time to game (from queue start to match start) stayed the same or improved in every region.

  • We saw autofill reduced to less than 2% of games in almost every region. In some regions, autofill rates in popular roles like top and mid were brought to almost 0%.

Season 12 expectations

Apex Decay: At high MMRs (Master tier and above), decay rates have long functioned like timers ticking away to keep the best of the best at the edge of their game. However, that clock may be ticking too quickly and pushing players into places where they really don’t belong. We're taking a closer look at what decay does for our players and tweaking the system to ensure even fairer matchmaking over the entire season.

Season Reset: The soft resets we did this year might have been a little too soft. This year, we want to provide a longer runway for players to really show off their growth since last season and get the proper liftoff at the start of their climb. We do this by tuning the resets to be stronger, which puts more uncertainty back into the system.

August 2021

League of Legends Rank Distribution August 2021 Season 11
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.12% Silver II 9.4% Diamond IV 0.62%
Iron III 0.26% Silver I 7.5% Diamond III 0.31%
Iron II 0.55% Gold IV 13% Diamond II 0.23%
Iron I 1.0% Gold III 6.3% Diamond I 0.24%
Bronze IV 3.3% Gold II 5.3% Master 0.11%
Bronze III 3.9% Gold I 3.4% GrandMaster 0.027%
Bronze II 5.7% Platinum IV 5.7% Challenger 0.011%
Bronze I 6.2% Platinum III 2.2%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 8.5% Platinum I 1.7%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 1.9%

  • Bronze: 19%

  • Silver: 37%

  • Gold: 28%

  • Platinum: 11%

  • Diamond: 1.4%

  • Master: 0.11%

  • GrandMaster: 0.027%

  • Challenger: 0.011%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 97.93 Silver II 57.4 Diamond IV 1.54
Iron III 97.81 Silver I 48 Diamond III 0.92
Iron II 97.55 Gold IV 40.5 Diamond II 0.61
Iron I 97 Gold III 27.5 Diamond I 0.38
Bronze IV 96 Gold II 21.2 Master 0.14
Bronze III 92.7 Gold I 15.9 GrandMaster 0.038
Bronze II 88.8 Platinum IV 12.5 Challenger 0.011
Bronze I 83.1 Platinum III 6.8
Silver IV 76.9 Platinum II 4.6
Silver III 65.9 Platinum I 3.2

In the mid year dev blog published in July 2021, Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay on League of Legends, talked about the future changes to the matchmaking and ranked systems.

Main goals: “Improve queue matchmaking quality without compromising queue time or availability” and “Improve progression satisfaction and skill expression in our systems.”

  • The developers are looking into better options for decay rate as currently a Diamond+ player that gets some weeks off is forced to play in a place that doesn’t represent their skill level, creating unsatisfactory and unbalanced games.

  • In 2020, they shipped Premade Parity to balance out premades across teams. The dev team is studying additional filters to improve skill balance between each team’s premades.

  • In an even skill matchup, map side advantage can make the difference between a victory and a defeat. They are looking to tweak the matchmaking to adjust automatically the team selection filters depending on the map side that has the advantage in a specific meta.

  • Early testing indicates that by improving the way the game calculates position popularity, they can reduce autofill rates, which in turn leads to reduced queue times by up to 10% across all MMRs.

June 2021

League of Legends rank distribution June 2021 Season 11
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.11% Silver II 9.5% Diamond IV 0.66%
Iron III 0.27% Silver I 7.8% Diamond III 0.34%
Iron II 0.60% Gold IV 12% Diamond II 0.25%
Iron I 1.1% Gold III 6.3% Diamond I 0.25%
Bronze IV 3.3% Gold II 5.3% Master 0.12%
Bronze III 4.1% Gold I 3.5% GrandMaster 0.029%
Bronze II 6.0% Platinum IV 5.3% Challenger 0.013%
Bronze I 6.6% Platinum III 2.1%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 8.5% Platinum I 1.4%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 2%

  • Bronze: 20%

  • Silver: 37%

  • Gold: 28%

  • Platinum: 10%

  • Diamond: 1.5%

  • Master: 0.12%

  • GrandMaster: 0.029%

  • Challenger: 0.013%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 97.78 Silver II 56.2 Diamond IV 1.66
Iron III 97.67 Silver I 46.7 Diamond III 1.0
Iron II 97.4 Gold IV 38.9 Diamond II 0.66
Iron I 96.8 Gold III 26.9 Diamond I 0.41
Bronze IV 95.7 Gold II 20.6 Master 0.16
Bronze III 92.4 Gold I 15.3 GrandMaster 0.042
Bronze II 88.3 Platinum IV 11.8 Challenger 0.013
Bronze I 82.3 Platinum III 6.5
Silver IV 75.7 Platinum II 4.4
Silver III 64.7 Platinum I 3.0

April 2021

League of Legends Rank Distribution April 2021 Season 11
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.10% Silver II 9.9% Diamond IV 0.72%
Iron III 0.28% Silver I 8.3% Diamond III 0.37%
Iron II 0.68% Gold IV 12% Diamond II 0.27%
Iron I 1.2% Gold III 6.3% Diamond I 0.24%
Bronze IV 3.3% Gold II 5.3% Master 0.087%
Bronze III 4.2% Gold I 3.6% GrandMaster 0.030%
Bronze II 6.2% Platinum IV 4.7% Challenger 0.013%
Bronze I 7.2% Platinum III 2.0%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.4%
Silver III 8.7% Platinum I 1.1%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 2.3%

  • Bronze: 21%

  • Silver: 38%

  • Gold: 27%

  • Platinum: 9.3%

  • Diamond: 1.6%

  • Master: 0.087%

  • GrandMaster: 0.030%

  • Challenger: 0.013%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 99.16 Silver II 56.3 Diamond IV 1.73
Iron III 99.06 Silver I 46.4 Diamond III 1.01
Iron II 98.78 Gold IV 38.1 Diamond II 0.64
Iron I 98.1 Gold III 26.1 Diamond I 0.37
Bronze IV 96.9 Gold II 19.8 Master 0.13
Bronze III 93.6 Gold I 14.5 GrandMaster 0.043
Bronze II 89.4 Platinum IV 10.9 Challenger 0.013
Bronze I 83.2 Platinum III 6.2
Silver IV 76 Platinum II 4.2
Silver III 65 Platinum I 2.8

Ranked matchmaking changes in 2021

We did discover one issue at the start of season where MMR was adjusting too slowly, causing LP gains to be a bit lower than expected overall, and in some cases caused winstreaking players to experience negative LP gains (eg +12 for a win, -16 for loss). That issue was addressed with patch 11.2.”

— Riot

  • New account placements: if you are new to ranked, the game will use your performance in normal matches to determine your initial rank.

  • Start-of-season reset: after the provisional matches, you will climb faster towards your previous rank.

  • Division promos removed: there are no more promo series between divisions (Gold III to Gold II), but there are still between tiers (Gold to Platinum), and there is also demotion protection between tiers.

  • LP Mitigation: if the game detects an AFK on your team, you will lose less LP for a loss depending on how the game was going before the AFK.

  • LP gains and losses will be slightly smaller this season to keep matchmaking healthy.

  • Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger are open from day 1.

  • Players in Master, GrandMaster, and Challenger can no longer duo queue.

Decay system explained

Master, Grandmaster, Challenger

  • Each game played banks 1 day of activity, up to 10.

  • After 10 days of inactivity, you'll begin consuming banked days.

  • Once all banked days have been consumed, you lose 250 LP each day until you fall out of Master.

Diamond

  • Each game played banks 7 days of activity, up to 28.

  • After 28 days of inactivity, you'll begin consuming banked days (this initial grace period is skipped if you decayed into Diamond from Master+).

  • Once all banked days have been consumed, you lose 50 LP each day until you fall out of Diamond.

February 2021

League of Legends Rank Distribution February 2021 Season 11
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.088% Silver II 10% Diamond IV 0.69%
Iron III 0.30% Silver I 9.4% Diamond III 0.38%
Iron II 0.82% Gold IV 10% Diamond II 0.28%
Iron I 1.6% Gold III 6.1% Diamond I 0.23%
Bronze IV 3.4% Gold II 5.4% Master 0.095%
Bronze III 4.3% Gold I 3.8% GrandMaster 0.031%
Bronze II 6.7% Platinum IV 3.6% Challenger 0.014%
Bronze I 8.3% Platinum III 1.8%
Silver IV 10% Platinum II 1.3%
Silver III 8.9% Platinum I 0.88%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 2.8%

  • Bronze: 22%

  • Silver: 39%

  • Gold: 25%

  • Platinum: 7.7%

  • Diamond: 1.5%

  • Master: 0.095%

  • GrandMaster: 0.031%

  • Challenger: 0.014%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.40 Silver II 54 Diamond IV 1.72
Iron III 98.32 Silver I 44 Diamond III 1.03
Iron II 98.02 Gold IV 34.6 Diamond II 0.65
Iron I 97.2 Gold III 24.6 Diamond I 0.37
Bronze IV 95.6 Gold II 18.5 Master 0.14
Bronze III 92.2 Gold I 13.1 GrandMaster 0.045
Bronze II 87.9 Platinum IV 9.3 Challenger 0.014
Bronze I 81.2 Platinum III 5.7
Silver IV 72.9 Platinum II 3.9
Silver III 62.9 Platinum I 2.6

Season 10

November 2020

League of Legends Rank Distribution November 2020 Season 10

Data gathered on November 6th, 2020, a few days before the end of Season 10.

Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.23% Silver II 8.5% Diamond IV 1.4%
Iron III 0.57% Silver I 5.9% Diamond III 0.49%
Iron II 0.93% Gold IV 14% Diamond II 0.27%
Iron I 1.8% Gold III 6.8% Diamond I 0.14%
Bronze IV 3.6% Gold II 5.0% Master 0.058%
Bronze III 3.4% Gold I 2.9% GrandMaster 0.027%
Bronze II 5.7% Platinum IV 6.5% Challenger 0.011%
Bronze I 7.1% Platinum III 2.1%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.3%
Silver III 7.3% Platinum I 1.4%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 3.5%

  • Bronze: 20%

  • Silver: 33%

  • Gold: 29%

  • Platinum: 11%

  • Diamond: 2.4%

  • Master: 0.058%

  • GrandMaster: 0.027%

  • Challenger: 0.011%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.43 Silver II 56.8 Diamond IV 2.4
Iron III 98.2 Silver I 48.3 Diamond III 0.99
Iron II 97.63 Gold IV 42.4 Diamond II 0.50
Iron I 96.7 Gold III 28.4 Diamond I 0.23
Bronze IV 94.9 Gold II 21.6 Master 0.096
Bronze III 91.3 Gold I 16.6 GrandMaster 0.038
Bronze II 87.9 Platinum IV 13.7 Challenger 0.011
Bronze I 82.2 Platinum III 7.2
Silver IV 75.1 Platinum II 5.1
Silver III 64.1 Platinum I 3.8

September 2020

League of Legends Rank Distribution September 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.31% Silver II 8.7% Diamond IV 1.3%
Iron III 0.76% Silver I 6.1% Diamond III 0.50%
Iron II 1.2% Gold IV 12% Diamond II 0.27%
Iron I 2.3% Gold III 6.7% Diamond I 0.16%
Bronze IV 4.3% Gold II 5.0% Master 0.034%
Bronze III 3.9% Gold I 2.9% GrandMaster 0.028%
Bronze II 5.9% Platinum IV 5.6% Challenger 0.012%
Bronze I 6.9% Platinum III 1.9%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.3%
Silver III 7.8% Platinum I 1.4%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 4.6%

  • Bronze: 21%

  • Silver: 33%

  • Gold: 27%

  • Platinum: 10%

  • Diamond: 2.3%

  • Master: 0.034%

  • GrandMaster: 0.028%

  • Challenger: 0.012%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.27 Silver II 53.9 Diamond IV 2.3
Iron III 97.96 Silver I 45.2 Diamond III 1.0
Iron II 97.2 Gold IV 39.1 Diamond II 0.5
Iron I 96.0 Gold III 27.1 Diamond I 0.23
Bronze IV 93.7 Gold II 20.4 Master 0.07
Bronze III 89.4 Gold I 15.4 GrandMaster 0.04
Bronze II 85.5 Platinum IV 12.5 Challenger 0.012
Bronze I 79.6 Platinum III 6.9
Silver IV 72.7 Platinum II 5.0
Silver III 61.7 Platinum I 3.7

Recent changes

Autofill and premade parity

In a recent dev blog, Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay on League of Legends, talked about ranked matchmaking and explained their goal: “improve queue matchmaking quality without compromising queue time and availability.”

Autofill Parity: In 10.6 we shipped Autofill Parity, which aims to equalize the number of autofills across teams. Since then, autofill imbalance has gone from 11.4% of all ranked solo/duo games to less than 5%, with almost no impact to queue times.

Premade Parity: Similar to Autofill Parity, Premade Parity strives to make matches with an equal number of premades on each side. We activated this feature in 10.7, and since then we’ve gone from 54% of premade matches having imbalanced premades to 6%, with little to no impact on queue times depending on skill level.

New matchmaking algorithm

The new matchmaking algorithm (check out the explanation below, in May 2020) replaced the old system in patch 10.10, however, currently it is limited to normal queues.

The developers confirmed that the new system is showing improvements in most regions, and it will find its way to ranked queues in the next preseason, as they want to avoid a major impact to ranked MMR during the current season.

July 2020

League of Legends Rank Distribution July 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.36% Silver II 8.8% Diamond IV 1.4%
Iron III 0.89% Silver I 6.1% Diamond III 0.52%
Iron II 1.5% Gold IV 11% Diamond II 0.29%
Iron I 2.8% Gold III 6.4% Diamond I 0.17%
Bronze IV 4.9% Gold II 4.8% Master 0.037%
Bronze III 4.1% Gold I 2.8% GrandMaster 0.031%
Bronze II 5.9% Platinum IV 5.0% Challenger 0.013%
Bronze I 6.9% Platinum III 1.8%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 8.1% Platinum I 1.2%

Distribution:

  • Iron: 5.6%

  • Bronze: 22%

  • Silver: 34%

  • Gold: 26%

  • Platinum: 9.4%

  • Diamond: 2.4%

  • Master: 0.037%

  • GrandMaster: 0.031%

  • Challenger: 0.013%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98 Silver II 51.5 Diamond IV 2.4
Iron III 97.6 Silver I 42.7 Diamond III 1.06
Iron II 96.7 Gold IV 36.6 Diamond II 0.54
Iron I 95.2 Gold III 25.6 Diamond I 0.25
Bronze IV 92.4 Gold II 19.2 Master 0.081
Bronze III 87.5 Gold I 14.4 GrandMaster 0.044
Bronze II 83.4 Platinum IV 11.6 Challenger 0.013
Bronze I 77.5 Platinum III 6.6
Silver IV 70.6 Platinum II 4.8
Silver III 59.6 Platinum I 3.6

May 2020

League of Legends Rank Distribution May 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.42% Silver II 9.0% Diamond IV 1.4%
Iron III 1.0% Silver I 6.3% Diamond III 0.55%
Iron II 1.8% Gold IV 10% Diamond II 0.31%
Iron I 3.3% Gold III 6.1% Diamond I 0.18%
Bronze IV 5.4% Gold II 4.6% Master 0.034%
Bronze III 4.2% Gold I 2.8% GrandMaster 0.036%
Bronze II 5.9% Platinum IV 4.4% Challenger 0.015%
Bronze I 6.9% Platinum III 1.7%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 8.6% Platinum I 1.0%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.12 Silver II 49.6 Diamond IV 2.5
Iron III 97.7 Silver I 40.6 Diamond III 1.12
Iron II 96.7 Gold IV 34.3 Diamond II 0.57
Iron I 94.9 Gold III 24.3 Diamond I 0.26
Bronze IV 91.6 Gold II 18.2 Master 0.085
Bronze III 86.2 Gold I 13.6 GrandMaster 0.051
Bronze II 82 Platinum IV 10.8 Challenger 0.015
Bronze I 76.1 Platinum III 6.4
Silver IV 69.2 Platinum II 4.7
Silver III 58.2 Platinum I 3.5

Distribution:

  • Iron: 6.6%

  • Bronze: 22%

  • Silver: 35%

  • Gold: 24%

  • Platinum: 8.4%

  • Diamond: 2.5%

  • Master: 0.034%

  • GrandMaster: 0.036%

  • Challenger: 0.015%

Matchmaking algorithm

The developers are working on an improved matchmaking algorithm that will determine at a quicker speed the real skill of a player.

This will reduce the initial calibration period of each player, and will directly help fighting against smurfs as they won’t play for a long time in matches well below their skill level.

Ranked seeding

In the past, all new ranked players started with a fresh rating (around high silver) which led to problems with both smurfs and truly new players.

Ranked seeding will utilize data from normal matches to “seed” a player with a realistic rating when they first start playing ranked games.

We’re planning to iterate on and test these changes slowly to make sure that they don’t have any unknown negative effects, but our goal is to have these fully rolled out some time this summer.

— Mark “RiotScruffy” Yetter - Lead Gameplay Designer

April 2020

League of Legends rank distribution April 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.44% Silver II 9.1% Diamond IV 1.4%
Iron III 1.1% Silver I 6.4% Diamond III 0.55%
Iron II 2.0% Gold IV 10% Diamond II 0.32%
Iron I 3.5% Gold III 5.9% Diamond I 0.18%
Bronze IV 5.5% Gold II 4.6% Master 0.034%
Bronze III 4.2% Gold I 2.9% GrandMaster 0.040%
Bronze II 5.8% Platinum IV 4.0% Challenger 0.017%
Bronze I 7.0% Platinum III 1.6%
Silver IV 11% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 8.9% Platinum I 0.94%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.5 Silver II 49.1 Diamond IV 2.5
Iron III 98.1 Silver I 40 Diamond III 1.14
Iron II 97 Gold IV 33.6 Diamond II 0.59
Iron I 95 Gold III 23.6 Diamond I 0.27
Bronze IV 91.5 Gold II 17.7 Master 0.091
Bronze III 86 Gold I 13.1 GrandMaster 0.057
Bronze II 81.8 Platinum IV 10.2 Challenger 0.017
Bronze I 76 Platinum III 6.2
Silver IV 69 Platinum II 4.6
Silver III 58 Platinum I 3.4

Distribution:

  • Iron: 7.2%

  • Bronze: 22%

  • Silver: 35%

  • Gold: 23%

  • Platinum: 7.9%

  • Diamond: 2.5%

  • Master: 0.034%

  • GrandMaster: 0.040%

  • Challenger: 0.017%

Matchmaking changes in 2020

On February 28th, Cody “Riot Codebear” Germain, Product Lead for Competitive Gameplay, revealed all the matchmaking improvements they are working on, and when to expect them. I have quoted his words on the topic.

Incoming

These features are in testing and should be released within the next few patches:

  • Autofill Balance. As announced in Season Start, these updates aim to balance the number of autofilled players on each team.

  • Duo Balance. This update aims to balance the number of premades on each team. 

In development

Currently, the developers are exploring methods to achieve the following goals:

  • New Account Seeding. For players entering ranked for the first time, we think we can better identify true skill level by looking more holistically at their playstyle. 

  • Position Informed Autofill. We’re balancing the number of autofills on each team, but we would also like to balance the positions autofilled if we can.

Second half of 2020 and preseason

Finally, the Riot dev team is doing their best to find viable solutions for many issues, but due to their complexity the investigations may require months.

  • Game Ruining Behavior. We’re attempting to develop better ways of dealing with disruptive behavior.

  • Rank and Matchmaking Rating (MMR) Transparency. We’d like to provide more clarity to players around their rank and updates to where we can fix the disconnect in meaningful ways.

  • Promotion Series. We’re seriously examining the current promotion system and will be making changes to shift the role it plays in our competitive ecosystem.

  • Flex Queue and Organization. We’re taking an immediate look at loosening up restrictions for group formation to make it easier to play with your friends, and how we can tie Flex to the greater competitive ecosystem.

March 2020

League of Legends Rank Distribution March 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.44% Silver II 9.3% Diamond IV 1.3%
Iron III 1.2% Silver I 6.9% Diamond III 0.53%
Iron II 2.2% Gold IV 9.3% Diamond II 0.32%
Iron I 3.7% Gold III 5.7% Diamond I 0.18%
Bronze IV 5.6% Gold II 4.5% Master 0.030%
Bronze III 4.4% Gold I 3.0% GrandMaster 0.048%
Bronze II 5.8% Platinum IV 3.5% Challenger 0.021%
Bronze I 7.3% Platinum III 1.4%
Silver IV 11.0% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 9.3% Platinum I 0.92%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.84 Silver II 47.9 Diamond IV 2.1
Iron III 98.4 Silver I 38.9 Diamond III 0.85
Iron II 97.2 Gold IV 31.7 Diamond II 0.60
Iron I 95.0 Gold III 22.4 Diamond I 0.28
Bronze IV 91.3 Gold II 16.7 Master 0.099
Bronze III 85.7 Gold I 12.1 GrandMaster 0.069
Bronze II 81.3 Platinum IV 9.1 Challenger 0.021
Bronze I 75.5 Platinum III 6.0
Silver IV 68.2 Platinum II 4.2
Silver III 57.2 Platinum I 3.0

Distribution:

  • Iron: 7.6%

  • Bronze: 23%

  • Silver: 36%

  • Gold: 22%

  • Platinum: 7.2%

  • Diamond: 2.4%

  • Master: 0.030%

  • GrandMaster: 0.048%

  • Challenger: 0.021%

February 2020

League of Legends rank distribution February 2020 Season 10
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Iron IV 0.43% Silver II 9.5% Diamond IV 1.1%
Iron III 1.3% Silver I 7.5% Diamond III 0.44%
Iron II 2.4% Gold IV 8.3% Diamond II 0.30%
Iron I 3.9% Gold III 5.4% Diamond I 0.17%
Bronze IV 5.6% Gold II 4.2% Master 0.017%
Bronze III 4.7% Gold I 3.0% GrandMaster 0.050%
Bronze II 5.9% Platinum IV 2.8% Challenger 0.028%
Bronze I 7.9% Platinum III 1.2%
Silver IV 10% Platinum II 1.2%
Silver III 9.8% Platinum I 1.0%

Top percentage of players

Rank Top% Rank Top% Rank Top%
Iron IV 98.1 Silver II 46.2 Diamond IV 2.1
Iron III 97.7 Silver I 36.7 Diamond III 1.0
Iron II 96.4 Gold IV 29.2 Diamond II 0.56
Iron I 94.0 Gold III 20.9 Diamond I 0.26
Bronze IV 90.1 Gold II 15.5 Master 0.095
Bronze III 84.5 Gold I 11.3 GrandMaster 0.078
Bronze II 79.8 Platinum IV 8.3 Challenger 0.028
Bronze I 73.9 Platinum III 5.5
Silver IV 66.0 Platinum II 4.3
Silver III 56.0 Platinum I 3.1

From Season 9 to 10

The 10th League of Legends ranked season started only one month ago, so the data might differ in the following months as more summoners will play their placement matches, but so far there have been several changes in the ranked distribution.

  • The average rank moved from Gold IV to Silver II-III.

  • Gold isn’t anymore the most populated rank as it contains “only” 21% of the players (down from 33%). Now, Silver holds the crown with 37%.

  • In the previous season, about 15% of the player base was ranked at Bronze and below, while now the number of people at lower ranks doubled to 32%.

  • The changes affected also the higher area of the matchmaking that saw Platinum and Diamond reduced to a half, from 15% to 6.4% and from 3.6% to 2%, respectively.

  • The population at Master also decreased, but, on the other hand, there are now more summoners both at GrandMaster and Challenger.

Distribution:

  • Iron: 8.1%

  • Bronze: 24%

  • Silver: 37%

  • Gold: 21%

  • Platinum: 6.4%

  • Diamond: 2.0%

  • Master: 0.017%

  • GrandMaster: 0.050%

  • Challenger: 0.028%


All the League of Legends ranked seasons

I had to split this analysis in more articles because of the excessive amount of tables and graphs, which caused very long loading times.

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