What is known about rankeds in the upcoming season?
A few days ago, Riot Games informed players that soon there will be a broadcast that will discuss content for the upcoming season. The day the stream will take place is also the first day of Season 12.
Due to the fact that the first update of the next season goes to the servers on January 5, i.e. today, employees also shared important information about the ranked queue. What exactly could the players learn?
Rankeds in 2022
Riot in the list of the upcoming update 12.1 shared information about the starting ranked season. Among other things, the exact opening time of the ranked queue on individual servers, the rewards for the first ranked split, changes to the loss of points, and new frames that are visible in the loading screen in the 2022 season have been revealed.
The Summoner’s Rift Ranked Season 2022 begins on Friday, January 7, 2022! Check the table below to see what time it starts in your region. All ranked accounts will receive a soft reset of 5 tiers for initial seeding. (For example, Gold I will become Silver II.)
Region & Local Major City Local Time PST Time OC1 (Australia/Sydney) January 7, 04:00:01 AEDT January 6, 09:00:01 PST JP1 (Asia/Tokyo) January 7, 04:00:01 JST January 6, 11:00:01 PST KR (Asia/Seoul) January 7, 04:00:01 KST January 6, 11:00:01 PST CN (Asia/Shanghai) January 7, 09:00:01 CST* January 6, 17:00:01 PST* PH (Asia/Manila) January 7, 04:00:01 PST January 6, 12:00:01 PST SG (Asia/Singapore) January 7, 04:00:01 +08 January 6, 12:00:01 PST TW (Asia/Taipei) January 7, 04:00:01 CST January 6, 12:00:01 PST TH (Asia/Bangkok) January 7, 04:00:01 +07 January 6, 13:00:01 PST VN (Asia/Ho Chi Minh City) January 7, 04:00:01 +07 January 6, 13:00:01 PST RU (Europe/Moscow) January 7, 04:00:01 MSK January 7, 17:00:01 PST TR1 (Europe/Istanbul) January 7, 04:00:01 +03 January 7, 17:00:01 PST EUN1 (Europe/Warsaw) January 7, 04:00:01 CET January 7, 19:00:01 PST EUW1 (Europe/London) January 7, 04:00:01 GMT January 7, 20:00:01 PST BR1 (America/São Paulo) January 7, 04:00:01 -03 January 7, 23:00:01 PST LA2 (America/Buenos Aires) January 7, 04:00:01 -03 January 7, 23:00:01 PST LA1 (America/Mexico City) January 7, 04:00:01 CST January 7, 02:00:01 PST NA1 (America/Los Angeles) January 7, 04:00:01 PST January 7, 04:00:01 PST
First Ranked Split Prizes:
- Vex icon
- Vex emotes
- Champion – Vex
- Eternals Capsule from the 1st Series
Below you can take a look at the graphics provided by Riot, which show the frames that correspond to each of the ranks.
Score loss changes in the highest tiers
In the description of news related to the next ranking season, you can also find information about losing LP in higher ranks.
Decay rules for the Apex tiers (a.k.a. Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger) are changing in Season 2022. These changes are intended to correct misplacements and improve the matchmaking experience. (Note that these only apply to Apex tiers. Diamond decay rules are not changing this season.)
Banked days for Apex players 10 days ⇒ 14 days
Decay rate 250 LP per day ⇒ 75 LP per day
Apex decay floor Diamond I ⇒ Diamond II