Making it to Gold III

In League of Legends, after you’ve progressed your account to the maximum level 30, you have the opportunity to play in the Ranked matchmaking system. In this system, you gain and lose various points depending on the skill level of your opponents and the outcome of your game against them. The players in ranked matchmaking are divided out into six separate tiers of players: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, and Challenger. Each tier contains five divisions to help separate out the ~1 million players that are in the ranked system. So I am one game away from making it into the third division of the Gold tier, and it’s an exciting feeling. But until recently, I never realized what that means. Then I found this set of compiled statistics that shows me how I compare to other players (I was pleasantly surprised!):

(data via http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=3288872)

UPDATE: A friendlier to read infographic that was generated at a different time, but the distribution is pretty much the same.

League of Legends Ranked Infographic

League of Legends Ranked Distribution Infographic

Total Ranked Players so far in Season 3: 918,778


Bronze Tier

Total players: 505,328, 55% of all players and contains the bottom 1-55th percentile

Silver Tier

Total players: 330,500 making up 34% of all players (contains the top 10-44%)

# of Players By Division

5: 107,900 (34-44%)

4: 64,740 (36-34%)

3: 61,220 (19-26%)

2: 40,580 (16-19%)

1: 56,140 (10-16%)

Gold Tier

Total players: 65,300 making up 7% of all players (contains the top 2-9%)

# of Players By Division

5: 26,660 (7-10%)

4: 12,300 (6-7%)

3: 9,700 (5-6%) [This is where I am at!]

2: 7,760 (4-5%)

1: 8,000 (3-4%)

Platinum Tier

Total players: 13,840 making up 1.39% of all players (contains the top 0.51-1.9%)

# of Players By Division

5: 6,520 (2-3%)

4: 2,620 (1.5-2%)

3: 2,080 (.79-1.5%)

2: 1,440 (.64-.76%)

1: 1,160 (.52-.62%)

Diamond Tier

Total players: 4,680 making up 0.45% of all plauers (contains the top 0.01-.46%)

# of Players By Division

5: 1,880 (.32-.46%)

4: 620 (.26-.31%)

3: 600 (.18-.24%)

2: 360 (.16-.17%)

1: 1,180 (.01-.13%)

 

Fun Facts:

Silver + Bronze contains 90.7% of the entire Ranked playerbase with 835,828 players.

Silver 1 (believe it or not) is GOOD. It means you are better than 84-90% of the entire ranked player-base. Don’t hate yourselves so much.

Silver 5 contains ~double the players of Silver 1

Gold 5 contains ~3 times the players of Gold 1

Platinum 5 contains ~6 times the players of Plat 1

Diamond 5 contains only 700 fewer players than Diamond 1, the rest containing half or less (with division 2 being a meager 1/3) that number.

 

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