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League of Legends: What is MMR?

Match Making Rating in League of Legends system aka LoL MMR.
What is LoL MMR, where to find MMR checker and what is distribution by tiers. You will find answers on all questions about MMR in this guide.
12 Nov 2017

MMR aka Match Making Rating in League of Legends

During League of Legends ranked games you can hear sometimes term “”MMR”, e.g. what is my lol MMRlow MMR or high MMR. In this article we will talk about LoL MMR in details and will explain what is Match Making Rating exactly and where you can find MMR checker to learn what your rating is.

MMR IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: MEANING / DEFINITION

As mentioned before, MMR is an abbreviation which means Match Making Rating. Shortly, League of Legends MMR is the hidden rating your has account has in the certain game type queue. It’s your actual but hidden ranking which determines players of what skill you meet in your games and also the amount of League Points (LP) you gain per win or lose per defeat. For example, if you gain about 17-20 league points per win, your MMR is normal (usual) for your current division.

MMR IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS COMPARING TO ELO SYSTEM

MMR is using the same values as ELO system (you can read more about ELO system here) which has been in use in the first two ranking seasons before league system was invented. However, only MMR determines level of players you meet in all type of game queues (normal, normal draft, ranked flex, ranked solo/duo and ranked 3v3) and LP gain or lose. Meanwhile league system shows your progress publicly:

  • Your league: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master or Challenger 
  • Your division from 5 to 1.
  • Current amount of league of points.

LOL MMR IN NORMAL GAMES

As you know, there are no public tiers and divisions in LoL normal and normal draft games but MMR system is still working. This means that with time you will start to play with players whose skill level is nearly the same according to League of Legends records and statistics. Thus if you want to train against strong players in normal games without having a risk losing your rank in ranked queue then you can use a League of Legends normal boost (we offer boost in the both types of queue: normal and normal draft).

MMR ON DIFFERENT SERVERS: EUW, EUNE & NA

As far as we know, MMR system works the same and using the same numbers across the all LoL servers whether it Europe West (Euw), Europe Nordic East (EuNe), North America (NA), Russia, Latin America North (LAN), Latin America South (LAS) or Korea.

HOW LEAGUE OF LEGENDS MMR IS CALCULATED

Everytime you win or lose, your MMR changes accordingly. Amount of MMR gain or lose depends on the two main factors:

  1. Average Match Making Rating of all players you faced in the normal or ranked game.
  2. If you are having a win or lose streak because MMR is much more sensitive than league system. You can have Platinum 3 MMR but Gold 4 league due to huge winstreak. In this case, you will play mostly against Platinum players, will gain more than 30 LP per win (and lose about 11-12) and will jump over division during promotion, e.g. from Gold 4 straight to Gold2. This often happens during elo boosting orders, when you account have 10 or more wins in a row.

MMR in LoL: winstreak

Winstreak and 26 lp gain per win during elo boost on Boosteria

Nevertheless, the reverse situation may arise: during the long losestreak you may gain 8-12 LP per win, lose about 24-28 LP and play against players who are several leagues below yours.

WHAT IS LOW, HIGH AND NORMAL MMR IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

You can determine if your MMR low, high or usual for your current league by looking at your LP gain/lose. 

  • If your LP gain is equal to 17-22 then you MMR is normal for your league and you will play against players whose league is close to yours.
  • If your LP gain is equal to 22-40+ then your MMR is higher than current league. When you have 30+ LP gain then very like that during promotion you will jump over division.
  • If your LP gain is equal to 14-17 LP then your MMR is slightly below current league. 
  • If your LP is gain is less than 14, then you are in MMR hell and it will be extremely hard to start getting usual LP because you need a serious winstreak. Such winstreak in League of Legends ranked queue can be provided by elo boost from Boosteria. Such MMR drop can happen due to the really long losestreak. It was happening often during ranked season 3 when you couldn’t be droped from one league to league below. Means you could be stuck at Diamond 5 even if you would lose 100 games in a row. If you want to boost your account by yourself then finding a reliable duo partner would be a great idea and you can find a person to play duoq on our website, here.

Low LoL MMR screenshot

13 LP gain due to low Match Making rating. Screeshot was done before client update but situation haven’t changed.

LEAGUE DECAY (ELO DECAY) DOESN’T AFFECT MMR

MMR doesn’t change with elo decay thus if even huge decay happened you will gain a lot of LP to come back fast to the league which fits your skill. Of course, you will have to play against the same level of players as if nothing happened. It happens because your MMR haven’t changed while your league position was changed.

DODGING A GAME DOESN’T AFFECT MMR

Dodging a game during champion selection won’t affect your MMR, you will lose only 3 LP and get a time penalty, unless you are in series for promotion the dodge will count as lose.

HOW MMR AFFECTS RANKED DUO QUEUE

When you are playing in duoq you will be matched according average value of your MMR and your duo partner plus 30 to compensate duoq advantage. For example. If you have 1400 MMR (Silver 2) and you partner has 1650 MMR (Gold 4) you will be matched against players whose MMR is close to (1400+1650)/2+30 = 1540 MMR (Gold 5).

YOU HAVE SEPARATE MMR FOR EACH QUEUE: FLEX, RANKED, NORMAL, TWISTED TREELINE

For every game queue you will have it’s own MMR, including normal games and twisted treeline.

MMR GETS SOFT RESET WHEN NEW SEASON BEGINS

During new season start your MMR in all game queue will get a soft reset. Soft reset is just better than hard one because it will still sort off player base and won’t make games in the beginning of new season too random. Thus your performance during preseason affects your MMR your placements when a new season starts. Also due to soft reset you will start to gain more LP than usual to make you faster reach a league which fits your skill. Winstreak at the beginning of new season can provide with high position in the lol ranked queue.

PLACEMENTS MATCHES ARE THE BEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR MMR

Placements matches affect your MMR significantly. Therefore succeed in placements matches with 8-2, 9-1 and especially 10-0 win/lose statistics is shortest way to get a reat position boost. This way, you may finish your placements at Platinum 3 (the highest point you may reach after placements, also depends on your position in preseason and at the season end).

LOL MMR DOESN’T AFFECT CHAMPION SELECTION ORDER

Originally, MMR played a role in the distribution of positions during champion selection, e.g. the person who had the highest MMR was picking champion first. This feature was removed in order to avoid any situation that may cause flame like conversations whose ranked position is higher. Thus right now position order during champion selection is decided by random.

 

HIDDEN MMR DISTRIBUTION BY TIERS: CHART OF LEAGUES & DIVISIONS 

Here we list estimate values of normal MMR for each ranked position. We call MMR normal when league points gain is approximately equal to league points lose. One division equals 60 MMR and league equals 300 MMR. Chart of average MMR values for each league and division (these are aproximate values but they are very close to the real ones):

BRONZE LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 0-1089 MMR

  • Bronze 5 MMR is 0-839.
  • Bronze 4 MMR is 840-899.
  • Bronze 3 MMR is 900-959.
  • Bronze 2 MMR is 960-1019.
  • Bronze 1 MMR is 1020-1089.

SILVER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1090-1409 MMR

  • Silver 5 MMR is 1090-1149.
  • Silver 4 MMR is 1150-1209.
  • Silver 3 MMR is 1210-1279.
  • Silver 2 MMR is 1280-1349.
  • Silver 1 MMR is 1350-1409.

GOLD LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1410-1719 MMR

  • Gold 5 MMR is 1410-1479.
  • Gold 4 MMR is 1480-1539.
  • Gold 3 MMR is 1540-1599.
  • Gold 2 MMR is 1600-1659.
  • Gold 1 MMR is 1660-1719.

PLATINUM LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1720-2019 MMR

  • Platinum 5 MMR is 1720-1779.
  • Platinum 4 MMR is 1780-1839.
  • Platinum 3 MMR is 1840-1899.
  • Platinum 2 MMR is 1900-1959.
  • Platinum 1 MMR is 1960-2019.

DIAMOND LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 2030-2330 MMR

  • Diamond 5 MMR is 2030-2099.
  • Diamond 4 MMR is 2100-2159.
  • Diamond 3 MMR is 2160-2229.
  • Diamond 2 MMR is 2230-2269.
  • Diamond 1 MMR is 2270-2329.

MASTER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 2330-2500 MMR

Master league has no divisions you are going straight to challenger league upon promotion.

CHALLENGER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: ABOVE 2500 MMR

The highest possible league in game but players here have challenger points (analogue of elo system but only for challenger league).

PLAYER DISTRIBUTION BY TIERS IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

For the sake of interest, we present the following diagram which shows player distribution in League of Legends by leagues. As you can see 85% of players are belong to Bronze-Silver league. And the Gold one reach only top 15% of all players.

League of Legends player distribution by Tiers

 

HOW TO CHECK YOUR MATCH MAKING RATING: LOL MMR CHECKER

There is league of legends MMR checker on the website of open league of legends base – OP.GG. To check your MMR follow next steps:

  1. Go to the OP.GG
  2. Input your Summoner Name (your ingame nickname) in search
  3. Press “Solo MMR” button
  4. Get an aproximate result. This data is not official but shown MMR would be very close to real value (they calculate average position of players you recently met in solo queue and show it as your MMR).

League of Legends MMR checker

LoL MMR checker tool on OP.GG website

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57 COMMENTS

      1. Boosteria

        That’s very strange situation. Check on lolnexus.com against what players you play. If their position higher than yours in average then situation is really weird.

      1. Vayne only

        It’s bc ur mmr I played with almost all golds every game when I started first season ranked in bronze 1 after a win streak

    1. Boosteria

      Yes, that’s usual situation when you are getting win streak, you starting to gain a lot of LP and playing with players above your league. That’s made to make you get your league faster.

  1. Somark

    Oh this clears things up. Thanks a lot!
    So, for at least half an year I’m not playing lol with my 855 MMR in bronze 2

  2. Lurvepöse

    I’ve been playing League of a long while, I ended in diamond 2 when I stopped playing like 8 months ago.

    Then when I came back for season 5, I played my placement matches and I ended in plat 5… now I’ve been playing for lik 2 months tops and I’ve had 80% win rate pretty much. When I got promoted to diamond 5 after I had a win streak, I literally won 10 games to get to my promotion, I lost the first match in the series but I managed to win the following two so I got promoted to diamond 4.

    First game I played in diamond 4 I won aswell, but I still only got 11lp.

    According to Op.gg my MMR is 2137 when the “average” in the league is 2424. Despite me winning so so many games.

    http://euw.op.gg/summoner/userName=lurvep%C3%B6se

    Any1 know why?

  3. Julia

    Is your KDA more important than the number of victories? I hope it is, because nowadays we are always losing the matches but thank god my KDA is not that bad.

  4. Spoon

    Multiply the number op.gg give you by 1.166 and then compare it to the list of divisions/tiers above for a more accurate idea of where you stand.

    1. Turtlerino timerino

      i doubt it, if that was true my mmr would be gold 1… i’m in gold 5 atm.
      the mmr cant be that much higher, can it?

      1. Boosteria

        You actually can. Then you will gain 30+ LP and will jump over division. Also it can happen if you decayed and your MMR stayed the same. You can have Diamond MMR even on gold if your position affected by decay.

      2. Oskos

        I have played once against gold player while i was diamond. His MMR was a diamond one, he just had hard decay. I checked all his games were against dia elo players + it wans’t due to duo for sure. So MMR can be very different from your league position, but most time they are really close to each other.

  5. Polar

    my MMR says that its like 234 MMR. how can i raise it to be higher. im bronze 5 but lately ive been going into bronze 4. then getting promos and going on losing streak back to bronze 5 due to my low MMR

  6. kefko

    how is it posible that being in plat V and having 1535 mmr (according to euw.op.gg) i win like 20 average lp per game? this makes no sense at all… can anyone explain this to me? plat v is supposed to be 1900 mmr according to this post…

    1. StarClay666

      I have no idea either but I got pretty much the same problem. Last game I lost 300 MMR and I won the game and my stats was 25/2 as a midlaner and got good farm too. Something is wrong i tell you that.

    2. Boosteria

      Euw MMR check shows rough numbers, but most time they are close to correct. But they giving your 1535 MMR at plat 5 and having 20 LP then probably op.gg result is incorrect, try to check your MMR later.

  7. Fork

    Feels kinda bad to be stuck in bronce II and know that I have a silver V mmr, I’m winning like 25 average lp but still can’t get out, and I’m not here to complain, but people there are seriously tough to carry. Anyone can give me some advice?

    1. Kinga

      Play champions who can carry hard. Get good with strong champs and as long as you are good, it wont really matter how bad your teammates are. Also, the other team isn’t very good either since its bronze. As long as you win lane and take control of the lane by roaming to get your teammates ahead, then you will most likely win. Don’t be risky, throws suck. :P

    2. Blaegon

      Just only play one of two champs that way you get so used to their mechanics it becomes second nature and you can learn the other aspects of the game. I played only Rengar and Kha’Zix and got from b3 to s5 in no time.

    3. Boosteria

      All advices above are good.
      Focus on hard carry champs with who it’s easy to get kills on the lane and start roaming as soon as possible.

  8. Knights17

    im in bronze 3 and my mmr is 1159 and it says my the mmr is average for where im at although after looking at the mmr distribution arent i ment to be in s5 or b1

  9. wtf is my mmr

    im in bronze 3 and my mmr is 1159 and it says my the mmr is average for where im at although after looking at the mmr distribution arent i ment to be in s5 or b1

  10. Luke and Sona

    Well, it shouldn’t happen when you are getting 8 LP and losing 30 because you were on downstreak. That just stops you from playing rankeds…

  11. Struggles life

    got into bronze 4 (ew bronze .-.) and just started getting 13 lp for every win then 20 something for a loss even when I win multiple games in a row y rito

    1. Boosteria

      Maybe your MMR was lowered on Bronze 5 because you can’t get lower than B5 and then you get a winstreak while you MMR didn’t improve that big and still stayed below normal for Bronze 5.

  12. Boop Boop

    I have a MMR of 987 (says euw.op.gg) and I’m now in B4. I get 12 lp per win (even if I usually got A or even a couple S in the past few games) and I’m currently on a hot streak. Even so, I had 74 lp, after ONLY having won games. I lost one, and they took 20 away. My duo partner is B5, we’ve just started and we’re trying to climb together.Why is this happening?

    1. Boosteria

      Just a guess… While you were in Bronze 5 you could get your MMR below normal for your league while you can’t be demoted lower. And it didn’t improve enough to come back in normal status when you reached Bronze 4.

  13. Caleb

    The wording is a little off, did the person that wrote speak English as a second language? Anyways, I could help fix some of the errors to make the sentences easier to understand. Great article by the way! It really helped me understand MMR better!

  14. 1337SICK

    I always wonder why Riots just can not show us our MMR. That’s really grinds my gear. Yeah i know that i can use op.gg to look at the APPROXIMATE value, but i want to know my REAL MMR!
    But anyway, i really like this article, it helps to understand how ELO in lol works. So great work guys, keep going on.

    1. Boosteria

      Thank you for feedback :)
      I think showing your MMR would make rating system much more complicated for most players, especially new ones. Because you would see 2 ratings in your profile instead of 1.

  15. TheTruthIsNear

    MMR in league of legends is a really strange thing. I just do not understand from where you all take this info, especially considering that the Riot Games themselves did not tell to us anything about matchmaking rating system.

    1. Boosteria

      You can aproximately compare average league of players you are getting during your ranked games, LP gain for normal MMR (17-22) and your current league.
      Any service which is showing MMR do that :)

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