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Answers go live every other Thursday at 1: Ask Riot gets a lot of questions about how we decide on your teammates and opponents in League, and we wanted to take some of the frequently asked ones and give them to the designers that work on matchmaking, champion select, position select, and all that good stuff. When you Riot games matchmaking imbalanced games of League, we generally Riot games matchmaking it down to three major culprits: In terms of design, we want League to be a game where getting a small advantage and running with it is one path to victory.

Any small successes that are snowballed can determine early leads, and then sometimes the result of the game.

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Being wrecked is much more visceral than the joy of dominating your opponent, and the really bad moments can unfortunately be more memorable than the great ones. While we know our matchmaking systems are never going to be perfect, and sometimes you or your opponent will end up with a 20 minute win, we try everything we can to prevent imbalance before the game has even started, and consider it a huge priority to ensuring League remains competitive.

We think this is the right tradeoff Riot games matchmaking to having a volatile rank—being demoted feels rough, and reaching a tier should be a decent indication that you can Riot games matchmaking at that level. Our perspective on the queues is that ranked should continue to be where you put on your tryhard pants.

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