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?


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.

| improve this answer | |
  • 5 divisions... not leagues ;-) – DropDeadSander - EUW Mar 16 '15 at 8:20
  • 2
    @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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.