League of Legends: Here is How To Start Playing Ranked

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You have to start somewhere!
You don’t have to be at level 30 to play ranked matches (or your placements) or just want to improve.

Ranked queue can be very serious. The players you meet will be more determined and harder than normal players. Ranked queue is more difficult, but it’s still much more exciting and rewarding.

Learning from your mistakes is more valuable than learning from your victories. The lol ranked climb will be full of ups and downs. This is the fastest way to improve your skills. You have to be the best in order to compete.

This article will give you all the information you need to start your ranking journey. These resources will help you to learn, track your progress and grow faster to maximize your climb.

Pick your primary and second roles

Before you can dive into ranked, it is necessary to identify your primary and secondary roles. While can choose Fill we recommend that you limit it to two roles that you will choose regularly, especially if you are just starting out. Why?

Imagine you were playing all five roles equally over 100 games. That is, you would have played 20 for each role. Let’s suppose you are a Top laner, and you get matched up against someone who has 100 games experience in the same role. If you have only had a fifth of their practice, it is possible that they are naturally more experienced.

You can learn more about the role by focusing on one role. It makes sense to play the main role when you start. However, if you continue to do so in ranked it can make it difficult to develop good habits. You will need to adjust your mentality and mechanics constantly.

This gives you a sense of security in the matchups that you will face, as you’ll be able to run into archetypes and champions. A veteran Support will be able to play against all-in engagementrs, poke mages and enchanters, for example. They will also be familiar with matchups and ADC partnerships.

Sometimes, it is as simple as choosing the role you enjoy playing. Sometimes it is a matter of what you enjoy playing.

It is important to have a secondary so that you don’t get left behind if you lose your primary. This can happen more depending upon the popularity of your role. At the end of it all, it’s about being prepared and trying your best to be serviceable even when your conditions are not optimal.

Your champion pool

Once you have identified your role, it is time to create your champion pool. Your champion pool is your identity. Some players have one champion, aka OTPs.

Knowing a few champs is similar to learning a role. It will be easier to understand their strengths and weaknesses, their timings and the nuances in their kit.

Many players have difficulty climbing because they move around too many champs. New players who stick with one champ tend to climb faster as they are able to see the limits of their abilities. Many champs may have secrets and tips that you don’t know unless you practice and research.

After you have found your main champ, you will want to add one or two more to your main role. One champ who can serve a similar role to your main, and another for when your main is defeated.

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Mobalytics helps you climb faster because it does all the hard work. Which are your strengths? Do you prefer to be a Top or Mid laner? What is causing you to lose or win?

These conclusions can be drawn by high-level players looking at their match history and stats. However, for new players it can be difficult to assess their play while they are still learning. This is a skill you can learn over time. If you don’t pay attention, you could make dangerous misjudgments based upon biases.

If used correctly, numbers can lead to key truths. Our GPI (Gamer Performance Index), which takes your stats and converts them into an easily-understood graph, has been developed very hard.

The GPI can be used to guide your efforts during your ranking journey. You will get actionable advice from the platform based on the areas where you need to make improvements.

If you want to see your progress over time, or to understand your daily habits, visit our Stats page. It is connected and integrated to your GPI to help get a better understanding of the whole picture. Be sure to review your GPI before we start to overwhelm you with Mobalytics information. Next, check out these articles.

Join a group

League of Legends can be more fun when played with other players, as it is a group game. This is especially true if you are on a quest to improve and learn. You can get help from a community in many ways.

Learn from the knowledge and experiences of higher-ranked players.
Encourage others to share your goals and hold them accountable.
Discuss matchups, and the theorycraft champion builds.
You can find players to scrim or queue with.
These are just some of the benefits that you will get by joining a League community. The other benefits depend on which type of community you choose. These communities can be found online, but they are also available in person at places like school clubs and PC cafes. We’ll be sharing some suggestions on where to find amazing LoL communities in the next section.


Discord is a popular platform that allows you create communities using voice and text chat channels. You can create a server for yourself and your friends, or join a server that has thousands of people.

We’ve made the Mobalytics a great place to find League players looking to improve and climb over the past two-years. You can keep up with community events and find coaching and advice, as well as quickly find other players on your server. Our staff and many of our regulars have become great friends. We are always happy to meet new people so don’t be shy!

There are many other Discord servers that you can use, from professional groups to content creator communities. Take a look around to find the one that makes sense for your needs.

Summoner’s School

You’re likely to be familiar with the League of Legends Subreddit. It focuses on esports highlights and Riot news, but if you’ve been following this scene, it’s probably not too friendly. We recommend /r/summonerschool/ to improve your game.

Because the subreddit is smaller than the main LoL one, it feels more personal. Subscribers tend to share the same desire to help others and get better. Many posters share their climbing experiences and provide analysis as well as guides. If you want to learn more about climbing, it’s a great place to start.

Champion main subreddits

You can find more information about the champions on the champion’s subreddit. These are small groups of players from all levels who play champions or want to learn how to do so.

The Champ main subreddits are where you will find the best analysis and discussions about matchups and play-patterns. You can also find high-level players discussing ways to play champions.

You can visit the champion’s subreddit if you are having difficulty with a matchup. The community is often willing to offer some pointers to help you defeat their champ!


You can find a Twitch channel if you are looking for a more responsive community. You can find someone playing in the League of Legends section of Twitch by searching for a channel. You will find streams with different skill levels, ranks, and temperaments. If you want to ask a question from a larger channel (especially if they are pro players), you might need to donate.

Each week, our Challenger Coach Moriarty streams an hour of profile reviews and Q&A.

There are many other places you can learn


You can find plenty of League of Legends video content on Youtube, outside of Twitch. You can find content creators from all walks of the spectrum, including those who are entertaining and analytical. Many also have videos that cater to specific roles or champions.

Youtube’s algorithm can sometimes be quite accurate (at least according to my personal experience). If you like Leauge-related videos make sure you thumbs up to be recommended similar content.

LoL Wiki

The LoL Wiki can be a great resource to quickly research champions, items or any other in-game topic. Because they keep a history of every item and champ, it’s great for keeping track of changes like buffs or nerfs.

Closing Thoughts

The starter pack will provide everything you need to be a ranked player. There are many other resources and tools available that will help you on your journey. Make sure you explore them all and discover what works best for YOU. Respect others, no matter your level of achievement. We are all in this together, so be sure to pass on any wisdom you have to the less experienced players. GLHF

We appreciate you reading and hope that this article was helpful. Are there any other ways new players could use to get started? Comment below!

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