Despite its name, League of Legends has actually never used a proper league system, always choosing to rely on a single ladder system when ranking players and organising tournaments. Now, as of Season 3, Riot are introducing a six-tier system — Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Challenger — and it’s up to you to win ranked matches and work your way up through them if you want to take part in the finals.
To take part in the league system, you need to be at least level 30 and have access to at least 16 champions. It’s all very serious business, so check out the explanation and infographic on Riot’s website and get all the details on how you can work your way up to the top.
A major patch is also in the works which contains a slew of balancing changes — get all the details in the video below.