2017 SEASON

DRAWS TO A CLOSE

With just one more month left to rack up some Ws, there’s no time like the present to jump into ranked and earn rewards!

2017 SEASON ENDS:   NOVEMBER 07 4 AM AEDT

2018 SEASON STARTS:   JANUARY 16

RANKED REWARDS

- PROFILE INSIGNIA
- SUMMONER ICON

- PROFILE INSIGNIA
- SUMMONER ICON
- LOADING SCREEN BORDER
- VICTORIOUS WARD SKIN (2+ QUEUES)

- PROFILE INSIGNIA
- SUMMONER ICON
- LOADING SCREEN BORDER
- VICTORIOUS WARD SKIN (2+ QUEUES)
- VICTORIOUS GRAVES SKIN (CHROMAS PER QUEUE)

GOLD+

VICTORIOUS GRAVES + CHROMAS

The most-wanted outlaw in Bilgewater shows off years of skillful heists by wearing the finest regalia gold can buy. His shiny gilded gun and ceremonial draping will surely distract opponents long enough to land a well-timed Collateral Damage.

BRONZE+

PROFILE INSIGNIA

We’re moving this flair from the border of the summoner icon (yes, this is something that exists) to front-and-centre on your profile page.

This memento will last for all of next season, unlike your dreams of finally earning a Victorious skin.

BRONZE+

ICONS AND BORDERS

You can earn up to three icons, one per ranked queue. Remember: Challenger in Twisted Treeline is still Challenger, no matter what anyone says!

SILVER ×2

VICTORIOUS WARD SKIN

We’re repealing and replacing the requirements for the Victorious ward and opening it up to folks who want to crush in multiple queues. While Victorious Graves is still locked at Gold, we wanted to spread rewards out to encourage your Silver V mid laner to actually use these things (for once).

HONOR REWARDS

Just kidding. Here’s what you actually earn:

HONOR WARD SKINS

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 4

LEVEL 5

These ward skins have been significantly tested and researched, with our data demonstrating a 389% reduction in unsportsmanlike behaviour.

FAQ

  • When does the season end?

    The 2017 season ends November 7 at 03:59 AEDT. A ranked game has to start before 03:59 AEDT to count towards your final ranking. However, the final Challenger ladder standing locks at 23:45 AEDT on November 6 so make sure your game ends by then if you’re chasing those top spots!

  • When does the 2018 season start?

    The 2018 season starts January 16, 2018.

  • When do rewards hit my account?

    All rewards arrive within one month of the end of season (some rewards may appear faster than others, so don’t worry if you don’t get them all at once).

  • I don’t own Graves and I’m going to be Gold! Help!

    If you don’t own Graves and you hit Gold+, we’ll unlock Graves alongside his skin for you.

  • When does the preseason begin in Oceania?

    Shortly after the ranked season ends. As normal, OCE will receive the patch first in the world, but as this preseason is packed full of major changes, we want to take our time to ensure the rollout goes smooth globally.

    We're confident in patch 7.22's stability (as it's been on the PBE for a while) but we're going to be paying closer attention to the OCE launch in particular — so we're going to be releasing the patch a day early to allow more time to get everything right.

  • Are ranked borders queue-specific?

    Yeah.

  • Can I use my borders from previous seasons?

    Nope, sorry. You gotta put in the time!

  • Where can I learn about preseason?

    You’ll find everything you need to know on the Preseason 2018 site.

  • What happens to my rank in preseason?

    Your rank won’t decay during preseason and you can still play through promotions and demotions (we’re turning rank decay off during preseason). When the new season starts, you’ll play 10 placement games and get seeded into a rank based on your MMR and placement performance.

  • Am I eligible for these rewards?

    As we announced in August, certain players are ineligible for this season’s rewards:

    - Players with bans or chat restrictions active when the season ends.
    - Players issued a ban of seven days or more after 22/8/2017.
    - Players banned for boosting during the 2017 season.

    Players who experience fraud-related or erroneous bans will still be eligible.

  • What’s happening with physical Challenger rewards?

    We heard your feedback on last year’s program. Quality, registration time, and shipping were all major pain points -- so we want to go back to the drawing board with physical Challenger rewards and make sure we can create something that feels good while also being practical to ship worldwide. We’ll have more info on this later this year.