League of Legends houses a complete ranking system that divides players by their skill level respectively. Ranking highly is a commonly shared goal amongst the players; however, not everyone is able to reach their desired rank. That is why some people resort to boosting, more specifically duo queue boosting.
Also read: League of Legends Duo Queue Rules
What is Duo Queue Boosting in League of Legends?
Duo queue boosting refers to raising your ranked division by means of hiring someone of high ranking to carry you in your ranked games.
This means playing alongside a high-ranked player who will try to carry your games and help rank you up through the tiers. It is a very easy way to rank up in League of Legends.
Duo queue boosting is available as a service online, however, it is not recommended because it is a way of cheating the ranked system in LoL and it is bannable by Riot Games.
What is Boosting in League of Legends?
Boosting in League of Legends refers to hiring a professional to improve your rank and lending them your account for them to play in your place.
Boosting is available as a service to everyone and it costs a certain amount of money per rank division that will be offered to help you climb. Many people are willing to offer their skill as a boosting service in return for a money payment.
Ranking System in League of Legends
League of Legends harbors a full ranking system based on skill level. It is divided into nine tiers. Starting from the lowest, Iron, all the way up to Challenger. Ranks are reset every year with each new season.
Ranks in LoL
There are nine tiers in League of Legends in terms of ranks. From Iron to Challenger, there are four divisions within each up till Diamond, one being the highest and four being the lowest.
While Iron to Diamond tiers has four divisions, Master, Grandmaster, and Challenger ranks work slightly differently. You climb purely by the number of LP you have. All of the ranks in League of Legends are listed below:
Ranked badges in League of Legends have seen a couple of overhauls in the past. Here are all of the badges League of Legends has ever offered:
Through each ranked split and at the end of each season, players are rewarded for their standings. The rewards include icons, emotes, champion shards, Eternals, badges, and even skins from the Victorious skin line that is exclusive to players who place Gold 4 or above. The higher you end your ranked season, you more rewards you get. Players of the highest ranks even get rewarded chromas for the Victorious skins.
A new ranked reward that has been introduced in League of Legends is the Challenger Recall. If you end a season as Challenger, you will receive a special recall animation.
LP refers to “League Points” which is the rating you gain or lose depending on the outcome of the ranked game you play.
Rank rating means the number of points gained or lost from a ranked game. The more you win, the more LP you consistently gain. In the same way, the more you lose the bigger decrease you will experience in terms of LP.
LP gain refers to the amount of rank rating you receive per win. The more LP you gain, the faster you climb the ranks in League of Legends.
You can gain from ~12LP all the way up to ~30LP depending on your win rate in Ranked Solo/Duo or Flex Queue. The more you win, the more LP you are to gain. This is the reason people aim to go on win streaks to gain as much LP as they possibly can.
LP loss refers to the amount of rank rating you lose per loss in a ranked game in League of Legends.
The more games you lose, the more LP you are likely to lose per loss. Going on loss streaks leads to an increase in LP losses.
What is MMR?
MMR stands for ‘Match Making Rating’. It ranges between 0 and 2500, given by Riot Games to determine how strong they are compared to others.
It is different from your LP. The amount of LP you gain or lose is based on your MMR.
Boosting Services in League of Legends
In League of Legends, many people offer boosting services. It is a way to earn a lot of money for a lot of people who are in the top ranks. Some people turn it into businesses while others do it on a much smaller level only to earn some extra cash.
It is said that on average, a booster makes up to $2000 per month. Considering the amount of money that is made only from getting people from one rank to another, it is a well-paying gig, however, it is a way of cheating the system. One should not resort to climbing by such means if you cannot buy skill therefore you should not be allowed to buy a rank. If you’re more interested on how this process works, here’s how much boosting costs in reality.
Is Getting Boosting Services in LoL Worth It?
No, it is not worth getting boosting services in League of Legends because it puts you at a rank where you do not belong by means of cheating the system.
Getting boosting services only makes the games harder for you, resulting in you performing worse in your games. Since you would be jumping to a much harder elo, you may struggle in it a lot, potentially weighing your team down.
It also disrupts the matchmaking system putting a low elo player in high elo. It lowers the credibility and fun of the games. It puts one team at a big disadvantage compared to the other.
Also read: Is Smurfing Bannable in League of Legends?
Is Boosting in LoL Bannable?
Yes and No. Boosting in League of Legends is bannable. Boosting MMR of an account can be detected by Riot Games or can be investigated upon being reported in-game. However, duo boosting does not involve giving up access to your account to another player therefore it is less likely to be punished.
Benefits of Duo Boosting in LoL
Some benefits of duo boosting in League of Legends are:
- It is less risky as Riot cannot stop you from queueing with a ‘friend’.
- Playing with a player of Challenger rank or of such level boosts your game knowledge as they guide you through the game and tell you important details that you neglect in your games each day.
- You are guaranteed to have someone on your team who wants to win at all times just as you do.
Rank Decaying in League of Legends
Anyone ranked Diamond or above will lose their rank by demoting or ‘decaying’ to a lower rank if they do not play for a certain time. The amount of time you can spend without playing ranked while being ranked higher than Diamond decreases the higher you are ranked.
The time it takes before you decay as a Diamond is one month. The time it takes before you decay as Master, Grandmaster or Challenger player is 14 days.
Common Champions Used while for Boosting
Some champions that are commonly used while duo boosting have been listed below
- Master Yi
- Kayle and Yi (Duo)
- Taric and Master Yi (Duo)
Duo queue boosting is a commonly resorted way to climbing the ranks fast without putting in much effort. It is an effective but costly option. Duo queue boosting is also safer than hiring someone to boost your account for you all by themselves.
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