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In ranked matches, you have a choice of solo queuing (searching for match alone) or with another partner (duo queuing).

I was wondering, let's say I am in Gold or something higher, and my partner was in bronze or silver. Which elo would we be searching for match at? Will we be playing with primarily bronze / silver players, or gold or higher players?

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Firstly, you can only play with players a whole Tier above or below you(If you're Silver V you can play from Gold I to Bronze V).

Secondly, matchmaking creates an average of you and your premade friend elo, and then give it a boost (because you're premade), thus it means that if you're Silver V and your friend is Gold V, you would be going to play against a team with an Average of Silver II-II.

However since the premade "bonus" kicks in, it's likely that the enemy team will range from Gold V to Silver II.

  • 5 divisions... not leagues ;-) – DropDeadSander - EUW Mar 16 '15 at 8:20
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    @DropDeadSander-EUW Actually it's 1 tier and not 5 divisions. A gold 3 player can play with anyone between Silver 5 and Platinum 1. – Jutschge Mar 16 '15 at 9:50
  • wooooops xD That is actually what I meant, I just swapped the words =) – Oak Mar 16 '15 at 16:45
  • Could you edit your answer to reflect @Jutschge's correction? It's a common misconception and you're just perpetuating it. You can play with anyone 1 tier above or below you regardless of division. – Matthew Mar 17 '15 at 19:17

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