Well, I'm new doing ranked and I was surprised when, my team won the 5 games to enter a league and we get Bronze III. A friend told me that they with only 4 victories in the first 4 games they were Silver IV.

So I was wondering that what factors influence to get in a League, because it's not only how many wins we do at first 5 games.

The personal MMR from every one of the team can be a factor?

  • I believe it is based on how good the teams you face are. so luck of the draw. you might have faced 4 bronze teams then lost to the only silver team so you got stuck in bronze. Also if you need an extra guy to fill im looking for a team, i play everyday and gave up on solo que.
    – Paralytic
    Jun 13, 2013 at 17:20
  • My first 5 wins landed us in Gold II. I can't believe the difference between two teams with 5 wins ... I would feel so shafted ending up in Bronze III
    – Sadly Not
    Jun 13, 2013 at 18:08
  • I think it can depend on how everyone on the team has done in ranked ladders, as well as your team's performance in previous seasons. Jun 13, 2013 at 19:28
  • @SadlyNot Yes, we feel that way. Well, we are trying to get Silver at least but playing through the League, but we still thinking about why Bronze III...
    – Mueretee
    Jun 14, 2013 at 9:49
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    I've looked around and even asked two Riot employees and couldn't get an answer. I am not sure there is a published 'official' answer to this question.
    – SimonL
    Jun 15, 2013 at 19:51

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Here's what I know, I'm sorry if it's not a complete answer.

In 5v5, everyone's elo is important, because Riot will match you against a team with similar elo. This is important because it's not just winning that matters, but who you win against.

For instance, if you win 5 games against 5 Bronze III teams you'll be placed into Bronze III-II. But if you win 3 games against Gold 3 and lose twice against Platinum or Gold I, you'll likely be placed into gold.

In short, it's not just the quantity, but the quality of wins that matters.

  • @Nicholas1024 Thank you very much! :)
    – David
    Jun 26, 2013 at 7:39
  • No problem. After all, I learned something from your answer as well. :) Jun 26, 2013 at 14:33

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