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League Of Legends Rank Distribution Explained

League Of Legends Rank Distribution Explained
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Written by 

Dave McAdam

Posted 

17th Jan 2023 13:41

League of Legends rank distribution is a metric that shows where most people are in the rankings. League of Legends is a highly competitive game, and players like to know the details of how it works. Rank distribution is useful for those competitive players to determine where they stand amongst other players. Here is everything you need to know about League of Legends rank distribution.

League Of Legends Rank Distribution: How It Works

League of Legends rank distribution: the icons of the ranks
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Rank distribution is the spread of players among the various tiers in ranked League of Legends. There are nine tiers, six of which are divided into four divisions. The tiers in order from lowest to highest are Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger.

Looking at the numbers in the rank distribution shows us percentages per rank. That indicates how many players in the overall ranked group are in that particular rank. The expectation is that the majority of players will be somewhere close to the middle, with fewer and fewer players on either extreme of the system.

League Of Legends Rank Distribution: Solo/Duo Queue

League of Legends rank distribution: a Champion alone on a mountain
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Here is the breakdown of rank distribution in the ranked solo queue. These figures are brought to us by the always helpful leagueofgraphs.com. The solo/due queue is where players can play by themselves or with a friend, and be matched with matchmade teammates and opponents. The rank distribution for solo/duo queue is as follows:

Rank

Distribution in %

Iron

9.9%

Bronze

29%

Silver

32%

Gold

19%

Platinum

6.6%

Diamond

2.3%

Master

0.16%

Grandmaster

0.019%

Challenger

0.0014%

League Of Legends Rank Distribution: Flex Queue

League of Legends rank distribution: a group of Champions ready for a fight
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The other ranked queue is the flex queue. In flex, you can play in any sized team except for a team of four people. Your ranks in flex and solo queue are separate from each other, meaning separate progression and separate rewards. Here is the full breakdown of League of Legends rank distribution in flex queue:

Rank

Distribution in %

Iron

5.9%

Bronze

29%

Silver

34%

Gold

20%

Platinum

7.6%

Diamond

1.9%

Master

0.052%

Grandmaster

0.0025%

Challenger

0.00%

As you can see, the spread of players is fairly consistent between both modes, with the majority of players in the Bronze to Gold range.

That is it for the League of Legends rank distribution. For more on the game, check out our League of Legends Aurelion Sol rework guide.

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