The 2024 ranked season has begun, and gamers are actively participating in the competitive scene. To determine their rank, they must go through placement games: a process that has resulted in some players finding themselves in lower ranks than expected.

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Riot Games did not seek excuses, but simply acknowledged the issue. The developers apologized and explained that the current placements reflect the real Matchmaking Rating (MMR) after some players needed to be demoted in the previous season.

The developers not only addressed the discrepancy in ranks but also asked new users to participate in normal games before moving to ranked mode.

Riot emphasized the importance of playing a few normal games to facilitate the process of accurately placing in the correct rank. They also mentioned the ongoing consideration of new conditions for entering ranked mode, suggesting that players might need to participate in a certain number of normal games before gaining access. However, this feature should not be expected to arrive soon.

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