Oct 24, 2021

What is MMR in League of Legends?

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MMR in League of Legends ( also known as Match Making Rating or Elo ) is a statistic on which the game bases the players in your match.

It also affects the amount of LP you gain or lose. It means that even if your rank is gold you might have to play against a Diamond tier player just because he has a really low Match Making Rating.

There is an average amount of MMR in LoL that players in each division have. If your is higher than the average Elo of your division, you will gain more, and lose less LP per win or a defeat.

But on the other hand, you might play against players with a higher ranking than you, which would make it harder to win games.


Does League of Legends MMR affect my LP gain?

Your LP gain is calculated out of the difference between your, and the average MMR amount of your division

The bigger your Match Making Rating is compared to the average for your division, the more LP you get per win.

It means that if you have an MMR of a gold III, but you are in silver II you will earn much more LP than if you had the average Elo of a silver II.

You will also earn a lot less LP if you have a lower MMR than other players from your division.

And as Match Making Rating based on your wins, it means that the bigger the overall win-rate you have the larger amount of LP you might get per win.


How do I increase my MMR/ Elo Boosting ?

Your Match Making Rating changes after every match that you have played, and League calculates the gain based on the average Elo of both of the teams :

  • You get more for a won game if your team had a lower MMR than the enemy team.
  • After a won game against a team with a lower Match Making Rating compared to your team you gain a smaller amount of Elo.
  • When you lose a game to a team with a much higher Match Making Rating than your team, you don’t lose much, since your team was already more likely to lose this match.
  • If you are in a team with MMR higher than your foes, you lose a lot after a defeat.

Knowing that it might be a reason to not spam “ff 15” and instead try to win even when at first it looks like a defeat. You might get a pretty big load of MMR for it! you can also choose Elo Boosting !


How to check my MMR in League of Legends?


Knowing your Elo might be a really good way of predicting how likely would it be to gain more LP, or skip a division after your promotion games.

However as the league client itself does not show your Match Making Rating anywhere, there are other ways to check your MMR in League of Legends outside of the game client.

There are many websites that offer an option to check your Match Making Rating or compare it to the average Elo of your division.

One of the more popular places to visit is whatismymmr.com, where you can see your MMR by simply writing your summoner name.

After choosing your server and typing in your summoner name you can check your MMR and see if it’s higher than average, as well as look how high it is compared to other players and much more.

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