Emerald is League of Legends newest rank, and with it comes a load of changes to how the ranked system in League of Legends works behind the scenes, but how can you get this new awesome rank?
How to reach Emerald in League of Legends
Emerald is new in Season 13 of League of Legends and has been placed between Platinum and Diamond, so all of you players who get promoted from Platinum 1 will find yourself with an awesome new green rank.
As we said, to reach Emerald, you need to get promoted from Platinum 1, which is no easy feat for most of us. That being said, climbing in League of Legends has never been easier than in Season 13.
With the addition of Emerald to the League of Legends ranked ladder, the ranks are more evenly distributed and spread out, meaning that there is a larger player base in Gold, meaning more people are pushed up to Platinum, and therefore Emerald as well.
Why did Riot Games add Emerald rank to League of Legends?
Emerald was a great addition from Riot Games to League of Legends, and not just because the new green ranked icon is one of the best.
In fact, the addition of Emerald brought the average rank of the League of Legends player base up from Silver to Gold, which is in line with all of their other games and most competitive online games that use a ranking system.
This also worked well for the rest of the ranks, as Silver, Gold, and Platinum now have a lot more of an even distribution.
Before Emerald was introduced, Silver had 9.0% of the player base, whereas now it only houses 7.3%. This might not sound like that much of a difference, but when you are talking about millions of daily players all around the world, that nearly 2.0% extra number of players really does add up!
Can you get demoted to Emerald?
Yes, you can get demoted to Emerald from Diamond, and this is something you need to be wary of. With Emerald spreading the player base across more ranks on the ranked ladder, players have been dragged into the new rank from both high Platinum and low Diamond.
This means if you were Diamond 4 last season, struggling to survive, you might want to get those few extra hours of practice in, as Emerald might just drag you down!