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I was playing some ranked matches today. I got lucky and found a good AD carry to lane with me in the first match; we duo queued together a few more games and I ended up with 4 wins out of 4 matches, but I'm still Unranked with no visible points.

Is there a minimum number of points required or a minimum number of matches played before I get my status?

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You will get placed into a League (Bronze, Silver or Gold, but not Platinum, Diamond, or Challenger) as soon as you complete all 10 of your "placement matches".

Near the end of the 10 matches, if you keep winning, the matches will include harder opponents -- presumably, to see if you are equal to them and should be placed into Gold. If you want to start higher, you can 'duo queue' with a friend with a high rank. [..assuming that you win :) ]

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since when could you play ranked at any level below 30?? – Ravekner Mar 14 '13 at 5:00
@Ravekner I cut those remarks from the answer. I don't exactly remember everything correctly all the time ;) – Riking Mar 14 '13 at 5:20
Challenger isn't only for teams. – Schism Mar 14 '13 at 5:21
Your MMR (or Matchmaking Rating, similar to Starcraft II's and the former ELO system in League) also has some impact on where you were placed. I won 7 of my 10 placements and got placed into Gold V, whereas a friend of mine had the same number of wins in placement and ended up Bronze III. The only discernible difference between our games is that I duo'd with people that were already ranked; some in Gold, some in Plat, which ended up matching us against opponents of the same caliber. Hence, higher rating. – Confuzzledmaniac Mar 14 '13 at 6:15
Based on the link that iber gave in his answer "A ranked game is a draft mode game type available to level 30 summoners with at least 16 champions available (excluding free week champions)." – Michel Mar 14 '13 at 12:43

You need play at least 10 ranked games to be ranked. You will be unranked again when new season starts. Source Wiki.

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