Riot encourages new LoL players to queue norms before ranked, a possible future requirement

The ranked climb defines the start of every season of League of Legends, though it seems that each time a split begins anew, a handful of discrepancies plague players’ experiences.

Riot Phroxzon, the lead gameplay designer for League, has offered players some advice regarding their ranked endeavors at the start of the 2024 season, particularly new players and those venturing into ranked queues for the first time. This follows ongoing discussions regarding the state of ranked placements and where new accounts are starting their climb—seemingly in above-average Elo.