Riot have some big changes in mind for ranked play in League of Legends, and they’ve plotted an early course for what shape those changes will take in the next season. Those changes are partly developed with the introduction of the competitive Clash mode in mind, and are certainly set to shake up the flow of ranked progress.
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First, they want to provide clearer feedback on placement. Starting next season, you’ll get a provisional rank after your first ranked game of the season, which will serve as a floor for your starting rank. Over the next nine placement games, you’ll earn accelerated LP and be protected from LP losses, with your final rank unlocking and appearing on your profile after game ten.