League of Legends Rank Distribution in solo queue - October 2018

League of Legends Rank Distribution in solo queue - October 2018

The rank distribution and percentage of players by tier in League of Legends. The entire player base in all regions is considered. Only solo queue data.

Thanks to the API implemented by Riot, we have access to reliable statistics on the distribution of players by tier. There are multiple websites that gather and share these data - after examining many of them, I concluded that there are almost no differences among their tools.

If you notice small percentage gaps, they are probably due to the servers considered and to the last update of their services. Even 30 minutes can create a minimum discrepancy.

The statistics in the graph and the table below consider all the regions and only the rank of players in solo queue.

Every month, I will gather the data and update this article. In this way, we will be able to understand how the distribution evolves over time and if there is any difference.

October 2018

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Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 1.97 Gold V 12.69 Diamond V 1.39
Bronze IV 1.89 Gold IV 5.89 Diamond IV 0.36
Bronze III 2.53 Gold III 4.14 Diamond III 0.18
Bronze II 3.01 Gold II 2.71 Diamond II 0.10
Bronze I 3.58 Gold I 4.24 Diamond I 0.07
Silver V 10.70 Platinum V 3.66 Master 0.03
Silver IV 10.45 Platinum IV 1.74 Challenger 0.02
Silver III 10.43 Platinum III 1.48
Silver II 9.14 Platinum II 1.19
Silver I 5.80 Platinum I 0.62
 

A summary of the data

  • Only 14% of the player base belongs to the Bronze tier. It is a reasonable number because this placement represents the very casual and inexpert players.

  • The average player is a Silver II as this tier goes from the 45 to the 54 percentile. I believe that too many are placed in Silver and a redistribution might be beneficial to League of Legends. I inspected the rank distribution of several competitive games, and seeing so many players packed in the lowest two tiers is really weird.

  • Gold encompasses all players from above 60 to about 89 percentile - in my opinion, it should become the average rank.

  • Not even 0.1% of the population is able to reach Master and Challenger. Diamond is already an elite group for less than 2% of the player base. If you are at Platinum, consider yourself an excellent summoner who mastered the game as this tier includes about 8% of the entire community.

Distribution:

  • Bronze: 12.98%

  • Silver: 46.52%

  • Gold: 29.68%

  • Platinum: 8.68%

  • Diamond: 2.10%

  • Master: 0.03%

  • Challenger: 0.02%

September 2018

 League of Legends rank distribution September 2018
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 2.19 Gold V 12.02 Diamond V 1.29
Bronze IV 2.06 Gold IV 5.79 Diamond IV 0.35
Bronze III 2.74 Gold III 4.09 Diamond III 0.18
Bronze II 3.25 Gold II 2.69 Diamond II 0.10
Bronze I 3.72 Gold I 4.08 Diamond I 0.07
Silver V 10.78 Platinum V 3.46 Master 0.03
Silver IV 10.43 Platinum IV 1.71 Challenger 0.02
Silver III 10.49 Platinum III 1.47
Silver II 9.31 Platinum II 1.18
Silver I 5.86 Platinum I 0.63
 

Distribution:

  • Bronze: 13.96%

  • Silver: 46.86%

  • Gold: 28.68%

  • Platinum: 8.45%

  • Diamond: 2.00%

  • Master: 0.03%

  • Challenger: 0.02%

August 2018

 Rank distribution league of legends august 2018
New design for the graph! Hope you like it :P.
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 2.44% Gold V 11.44% Diamond V 1.24%
Bronze IV 2.26% Gold IV 5.64% Diamond IV 0.35%
Bronze III 2.99% Gold III 4.02% Diamond III 0.18%
Bronze II 3.52% Gold II 2.64% Diamond II 0.10%
Bronze I 3.88% Gold I 3.78% Diamond I 0.07%
Silver V 10.85% Platinum V 3.32% Master 0.03%
Silver IV 10.40% Platinum IV 1.70% Challenger 0.02%
Silver III 10.51% Platinum III 1.47%
Silver II 9.44% Platinum II 1.18%
Silver I 5.88% Platinum I 0.64%
 

Distribution:

  • Bronze: 15.09%

  • Silver: 47.08%

  • Gold: 27.52%

  • Platinum: 8.32%

  • Diamond: 1.95%

  • Master: 0.03%

  • Challenger: 0.02%

July 2018

 Rank distribution league of legends July 2018
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 2.69% Gold V 10.95% Diamond V 1.23%
Bronze IV 2.44% Gold IV 5.49% Diamond IV 0.35%
Bronze III 3.23% Gold III 3.96% Diamond III 0.18%
Bronze II 3.78% Gold II 2.59% Diamond II 0.10%
Bronze I 4.04% Gold I 3.32% Diamond I 0.08%
Silver V 10.88% Platinum V 3.25% Master 0.03%
Silver IV 10.39% Platinum IV 1.71% Challenger 0.02%
Silver III 10.53% Platinum III 1.49%
Silver II 9.54% Platinum II 1.20%
Silver I 5.88% Platinum I 0.65%
 

June 2018

 rank distribution June 2018 league of legends
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 2.90% Gold V 10.45% Diamond V 1.22%
Bronze IV 2.61% Gold IV 5.36% Diamond IV 0.36%
Bronze III 3.44% Gold III 3.90% Diamond III 0.18%
Bronze II 4.02% Gold II 2.56% Diamond II 0.11%
Bronze I 4.19% Gold I 2.84% Diamond I 0.08%
Silver V 10.84% Platinum V 3.23% Master 0.03%
Silver IV 10.38% Platinum IV 1.71% Challenger 0.02%
Silver III 10.55% Platinum III 1.51%
Silver II 9.70% Platinum II 1.23%
Silver I 5.95% Platinum I 0.64%
 

May 2018

 Player Rank Distribution league of legends May 2018
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 3.04% Gold V 9.87% Diamond V 1.13%
Bronze IV 2.78% Gold IV 5.22% Diamond IV 0.35%
Bronze III 3.66% Gold III 3.84% Diamond III 0.18%
Bronze II 4.27% Gold II 2.52% Diamond II 0.10%
Bronze I 4.31% Gold I 2.59% Diamond I 0.07%
Silver V 10.89% Platinum V 3.02% Master 0.04%
Silver IV 10.38% Platinum IV 1.67% Challenger 0.02%
Silver III 10.62% Platinum III 1.50%
Silver II 9.95% Platinum II 1.25%
Silver I 6.08% Platinum I 0.65%
 

April 2018

 League of Legends Rank Distribution April 2018
 
Rank Percentage Rank Percentage Rank Percentage
Bronze V 3.27% Gold V 9.33% Diamond V 1.08%
Bronze IV 2.96% Gold IV 5.04% Diamond IV 0.34%
Bronze III 3.89% Gold III 3.77% Diamond III 0.18%
Bronze II 4.54% Gold II 2.46% Diamond II 0.10%
Bronze I 4.51% Gold I 2.30% Diamond I 0.07%
Silver V 10.83% Platinum V 2.88% Master 0.04%
Silver IV 10.35% Platinum IV 1.63% Challenger 0.02%
Silver III 10.67% Platinum III 1.51%
Silver II 10.15% Platinum II 1.27%
Silver I 6.16% Platinum I 0.66%
 

 

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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.