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This question has been already asked regarding Season 3, but if I recall correclty, Riot stated something in the lines of "You can drop tiers in Season 4". So I want to know if this is the case, now that Season 4 has started..?

edit: Since some people obviously don't know that there is a difference between Season 3 (before December 2013) and Season 4 (from Mid January 2014), I want to state this clearly again: I am asking about dropping tiers in Season 4. This is not a duplicate to the same question here, since it was asked by the time of Season 3, which means through patches the system can be (and has) changed. So either the other question question (as well as the answers) has to be updated, or this question is just plain and simple not a duplicate.

marked as duplicate by Frank, kalina, Unionhawk, 3ventic, CloudyMusic Jan 17 '14 at 15:26

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  • I don't know why this question gets closed, since it cleary asks about Season 4 - As we can see in the answer from Lyrical, with 4.1 it actually is possible to drop a tier. The other question does not cover the new patch for Season 4, nor does any answer give a hint about it. The selected answer there just states that you can only drop a tier by decy through inactivity, which is not correct anymore. – Toby Jan 17 '14 at 15:47
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    old questions should be kept up-to-date instead of opening new ones asking the same thing, but at a different time. – 3ventic Jan 17 '14 at 16:14
  • @3ventic Even though I tend to agree with that statement, I think that editing a old question (especially regarding just this detail) won't give it an answer / edited answer anytime soon. – Toby Jan 17 '14 at 16:18
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    @Toby The solution to that is to offer a bounty. – Colin D Jan 17 '14 at 16:19
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    @Brian This has already been asked. It had not specified season, and by a third season, you know there's going to be more. As we have already said, the correct response is to update the old question. That way, rather than having people ask this question again every season, we just update an answer with the correct information. Questions are meant withstand the test of time; by mentioning any sort of time-based item (patch version, season, etc.), you're inherently making the question only last for a small period of time. So we remove that, and have a proper question, no matter the time. – Frank Jan 17 '14 at 17:26
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From the 4.1 Patch Notes:

  • Tier demotions and shielding have been added
    • Once you enter a new tier, you’ll have a set number of games where you are invulnerable to dropping out
    • After you play these games, if you fall a full tier below your placement in terms of MMR, a demotion warning will appear in your profile (IE: A Gold V player playing at a Silver V skill level would see this warning)
    • Continuing to lose games at 0 LP will result in a demotion to division I of the next lower tier

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