The official player distribution for the first ranked season of 2018. Data provided by Travis McGeathy, lead game designer for Heroes of the Storm.
The community demanded an updated ranked player distribution as Blizzard released the latest official one during the first season of 2016.
2016 Ranked Season 1
The lead game designer, Travis McGeathy, responded to their request with a comment on Reddit, revealing the distribution for the current season:
2018 Ranked Season 1
Gold represents the average player. According to this updated distribution, Gold is the average tier as it includes players from 42 to 77 percentile.
Bronze for low-end casuals. The percentage of Bronze players decreased in the past years, which can be seen as a reasonable skill increase in the community.
More Gold, less Diamond players. We assume that the tiers have been reorganized over time, and now the Diamond tier is composed of more experienced players.
The elite remained the same. Master and Grand Master percentages are unchanged.
This is all the info we have so far, but I will update this article if more details will be disclosed.
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