MMR is a term that is seen a lot in the League Of Legends (LoL) community, and it gets talked about quite often, so we will write in this article all the information you need to know about the MMR and how to understand and improve it.
PS. We will update this article when we have more information about MMR in Teamfight Tactics
What does MMR mean in LoL?
MMR is a very broad term that is not exclusive to LoL by any means, and it stands for Matchmaking Rating. Basically it is a value that determines the skill level of each player. This value is used in matchmaking and team selections in multiple online games, most notably LoL. Winning usually increases the MMR and of course losing decreases it.
How does MMR work in League Of Legends?
We all have to know and agree that MMR is hidden in League Of Legends, but it’s still very effecting in deciding how fast/slow will you climb due to its direct effect on your LP gains/losses. The reason why MMR is kept hidden by League Of Legends remains unknown until now, but one could only guess that Riot Games wants to stay focused on the current League System we have instead of being directed to the Skill Rating/MMR system games like Overwatch & Dota 2 are using.
I still don’t understand, how does the MMR affect my climbing speed in LoL?
Riot Games has created this hidden non transparent system to calculate the amount of League Points you gain or lose after every match, so if you have a higher MMR than your current rank in LoL, you should gain more LP than you lose. Also, vise-versa; if you have a lower MMR than your current rank you will gain LESS LP than you win, which makes it a lot harder for you to climb the ranks and easier for you to get demoted.
How do I know my MMR and if its good or bad for my current rank?
Well, Riot Games are trying to their best to hide it from everyone, so there is no sure way to check that. There are some websites that let you check an estimate of your MMR using a random MMR calculator, but it’s very inaccurate and we wouldn’t advice checking such website. The only legitimate verified way you can know a rough estimate of how well/bad you are doing in terms of MMR in LoL, is that you check your League Points gain after every game, if you gain more than you lose then your MMR is decent, if you lose more than you gain then its bad.
Is there an MMR for my normal games?
Of course there is, or otherwise the queues would have been so random and new level 2 players would get placed with Challenger level 500 players, it’s only realistic to have an MMR for every single queue to ensure a balance match making.
Does my MMR in other queues like Normal, Flex Queue affect my MMR in Solo Queue?
No, Riot Games make some bad decisions, but this is definitely not one of them, your MMR in any other queues like Normal Games, ARAM or even Flex Queue will not have an effect on your MMR in Solo Queue, or else it would have been a fiesta, everyone would improve their MMR so hard in Normal Games and play with L9 players or pro players in Ranked.
How do I improve my MMR?
Increasing/Improving your MMR is not an easy task and be prepared to put some serious effort into it. Having a bad MMR means that you have lost a lot of games in your current rank and the system started taking the impression that you are not worthy of staying in your current rank. So in order to do it we will share with you some methods to improve it as much as possible with minimal effort.
- Simply win more games and you will start notice an increase in your MMR, and thus more LP for wins and less LP for losses.
- Duo with someone that is higher rank/MMR than you so when you get placed in those games and win some of them the system will start to believe that you are a little bit more worthy of being in that rank.
- Start using the very neglected powerful weapon called Dodging (Leaving) Champion selection. (Explaining that later).
Okay, I am trying to do all this but It’s still not working ,do you have any other advice?
Of course, we wouldn’t leave you hanging there. Like we have mentioned above, dodging champion selection is very useful, because you lose LP for dodging champion selects, but you do not lose MMR, so when you dodge your MMR becomes a little less than your current rank, which means it will improve the LP gains/losses.
Another way to do it is let your account decay, which is basically not playing ranked on it for a while to lose LP/Ranks due to the decay system, which will make your MMR higher than your displayed rank.
Our advice on the easiest way to improve your MMR.
We gave you all the ways in this article but one single way, which is the easiest and the best one among them.
It’s basically using an ELO Boosting service, where the booster either plays on your accounts and starts winning so many games so it will improve your MMR AND your Rank. Or have the booster duo with you from a higher MMR account which will also lead to the same effect upon winning.
You can check our website if you are interested in this easy way to improve your MMR here. https://zarosboosting.com
PS. All our boosters always use offline mode so you don’t have to worry about your privacy, your account basically goes incognito!