MMR MEANING / DEFENITION
In this article we will explain what is MMR and how it works. As mentioned in the title MMR is an abbreviation what means Match Making Rating. Shortly, MMR is a hidden rating everyone has which determines players you meet in solo queue and the amount of league points you gain or lose. If you gain about 17-20 league points per win, your MMR is usual for your current division.
MMR AND ELO ALGORITHMS
MMR is using same values as ELO system which has been in use before invention of division / league system. However exactly MMR determines players you meet in solo queue and LP gain or lose while league system shows your tier and progress publicly.
HOW MMR IS CALCULATED IN LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
Everytime you win or lose, your MMR changes accordingly. Amount of MMR gain / lose depends on average MMR of players you faced in ranked game.
MMR RANKING AND JUMPING OVER DIVISIONS
During a long win streak, MMR starts to outrun your current division / ELO. In this case you would receive up to 40 points per win while lose only about 10-15. Such MMR allows to jump over division, e.g. Gold 5 to Gold 3. However it’s compensated the fact that you wouldl be matched against opponents 2-5 divisions above yours. This often happens during big elo boosting orders, when 7 or more divisions should be elo pushed up.
HOW ELO DECAY AFFECTS MMR
Also you can experience such huge LP gain after decay. If you haven’t played League of Legends for a long time and several divisions were decayed then you would gain really huge amount of the LP per win. This would happen because your MMR haven’t changed while your division / ELO position actually did.
If you experience hard lose streak then the hell happens. Amount of league points you gain is about 8-12 while you can lose up to 30. Those orders are hardest to complete for elo boosters. If you got such league points gain please be patient, it would take longer than orders with average or high MMR.
MMR BOOSTING WHEN MMR IS LOW
If your MMR is really low and you gain just a few league points per win (9-12) then you may need a helping hand because a win streak is needed to get out of such situation. You can check options we provide here. If you want to boost it by yourself then finding a realiable duo partner would be a good idea.
MMR AND DODGE DURING CHAMPION SELECTION
Dodging a game during champion selection doesn’t affect your MMR but you will lose few league points or will get lose if you are in series.
DUO QUEUE AND MMR
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 mate has 1650 MMR (Gold 4) you will be matched against players with (1400+1650)/2+30 = 1540 MMR (Gold 5).
MMR IN NORMAL GAMES, TWISTED TREELINE, TEAM RANKED, ARAM AND DOMINION
There is separated MMR for each game mode thus your performance in ranked games doesn’t affect other game modes, including normal games.
MMR RESET AT THE BEGINNING OF NEW SEASON
At beginning of the new season your MMR will get soft reset. This means that all players won’t start from the same position and your performance in previous season is important.
MMR AND PLACEMENT MATCHES
Provisional matches may be a chance to boost your MMR signiticantly because they affect it most.
MMR AND PICK ORDER IN SOLO QUEUE
Originally, MMR played a role in the distribution of positions during champion selection, e.g. the person who have highest MMR was first pick. This feature was removed to avoid any flame situations about first and last picks and now seeding in solo queue is random.
MMR DISTRIBUTION BY TIERS
There are estimate values of good MMR for each ranked position when league points gain approximately equal league points lose. One division equals 70 MMR while league equals 350 MMR. Chart of average MMR values for each league and division:
BRONZE LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 800-1149 MMR
- Bronze 5 MMR is 800-869.
- Bronze 4 MMR is 870-939.
- Bronze 3 MMR is 940-1009.
- Bronze 2 MMR is 1010-1079.
- Bronze 1 MMR is 1080-1149.
SILVER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1150-1499 MMR
- Silver 5 MMR is 1150-1219.
- Silver 4 MMR is 1220-1289.
- Silver 3 MMR is 1290-1359.
- Silver 2 MMR is 1360-1429.
- Silver 1 MMR is 1430-1499.
GOLD LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1500-1849 MMR
- Gold 5 MMR is 1500-1569.
- Gold 4 MMR is 1570-1639.
- Gold 3 MMR is 1640-1709.
- Gold 2 MMR is 1710-1779.
- Gold 1 MMR is 1780-1849.
PLATINUM LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 1850-2199 MMR
- Platinum 5 MMR is 1850-1919.
- Platinum 4 MMR is 1920-1989.
- Platinum 3 MMR is 1990-2059.
- Platinum 2 MMR is 2060-2129.
- Platinum 1 MMR is 2130-2199.
DIAMOND LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 2200-2549 MMR
- Diamond 5 MMR is 2200-2269.
- Diamond 4 MMR is 2270-2339.
- Diamond 3 MMR is 2340-2409.
- Diamond 2 MMR is 2410-2479.
- Diamond 1 MMR is 2480-2549.
MASTER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: 2550-2899 MMR
CHALLENGER LEAGUE MMR VALUES: ABOVE 2900 MMR
*You can check your aproximate MMR if you visit op.gg and make a search of your summoner name and then click “Calculate my MMR” button. 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).
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