We are currently in the preseason, and as such, ranked games are filled with players "running it down", or those not giving it their all. Is this a good idea though?
The League of Legends ranked season ended with the current patch, and with it, so has the players' motivation to do well in ranked games. However, the question is, does Riot Games still follow your ranked MMR, even in preseason?
So, is it a good idea to go AFK when a ranked game is not going your way, seeing as your rank during the season is already set in stone?
The answer is a resounding no! Even during the preseason, Riot Games still keep score of your MMR, and losing games influences your ranked MMR.
The matchmaking rating that Riot Games employ is not all that explained, as we don't know what goes exactly into calculating the MMR of every individual player.
What we do know is that losing games impacts your MMR negatively, and preseason ranked games, are still considered ranked games, as far as your MMR is concerned.
The matchmaking rating is separate for every League of Legends game mode, and there is no MMR reset in League of Legends, unlike the soft rank reset we experience with every new season.
The normal draft games, blind pick, ARAM, and ranked SoloQ and FLex Queue games all have their own separate ranks. So, in a time when everyone is inting games, your best bet is to stay away from ranked, and just play normal games, to prepare yourself for the next season!
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