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League of Legends ranked to get autofill parity in 2020

Published: 19:24, 10 January 2020
Updated: 19:26, 10 January 2020
Riot Games
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League of Legends is getting plethora of updates in 2020 and one of the most requested is autofill parity, meaning one team won't get more autofilled players than the other. Meanwhile the client should be more stable and perform better.

League of Legends' ranked matches should be improved in several ways in 2020, according to Riot Games' plans. First and foremost, there will be more improvements coming to ranked matchmaking, ensuring the players get the best challenge appropriate for their skill level. While under the hood updates to improve the algorithm may happen, the change that takes the spotlight is the one regarding autofilling.

Since people tend to prefer solo lanes, it is normal that the other positions will have fewer people interested in them. This is where autofill comes in and players that are autofilled typically perform worse than on their chosen role. Therefore, it is not hard to see why a team with more autofilled players would be at a disadvantage.

Riot Games are introducing autofill parity in 2020 in order to ensure both teams get the same number of autofilled players. More information will be available by the end of January 2020 but the feature is rather self-explanatory and simple to figure out. It will surely bring more enjoyable experiences in the salt mine otherwise known as Summoner's Rift.

That is just the tip of the iceberg of Riot's planned changes for 2020 though. Another welcome and long overdue change is the update to the client in order to make it perform better and be more stable. Champion select, client load times and overall performance and speed of the client will be improved.

Besides the ranked and client updates, there will be featured game modes for every major event in 2020. For example, AR URF will come back for the duration of Mecha Kingdoms event and it will incorporate the Rise of Elements changes. Clown Dragons should make for some interesting ulti cooldowns with the inherent 80 per cent from URF. Oh and One for All will return at some point during 2020.

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As for those who like tournaments, Clash will launch early this year but there is no exact date for the time being.

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