What’s The Highest Level In League of Legends?

If you want to find out what is the highest level in League of Legends, the question can be answered in two ways. It all depends on what you mean by level. If you’re referring to the account level, then we need to discuss that aspect. But if you’re referring to rankings, then we need to discuss something entirely different.

What's The Highest Level In League of Legends
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Highest Level in League of Legends

The highest level in League of Legends is somewhere around 2100. Of course, that’s not the maximum level, but it’s the account level of some of the people who play the game. And from this level you can probably tell that these people don’t just play LoL. They’re obsessed with it. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re good at it. And this illustrates a very important lesson: it’s not enough to do something for a long period of time. You also need to do it with intent and in a smart way. Otherwise, you keep repeating the same mistakes over and over.

Here’s a top 5 of the people with the highest level in League of Legends:

  •         Toucan Celeste: 2112
  •         Nolife Fynn: 2062
  •         IPMagazine: 1479
  •         lyx: 1398
  •         Outlaw Woman: 1222

So now you know what’s possible in terms of account level. Personally, I think that if you played for a fraction of the amount of time that these people have poured into LoL, you should be able to excel at it and go pro without any problem. Of course, assuming that you go through this process in a thoughtful way and actually have a method of constantly improving your skills.

Highest Rank in League of Legends

This is a much more important topic than the one discussed above. And that’s because your LoL rank actually shows you how good you are at the game relative to your peers. This last part is critical for the following reason: in any competitive game, skill is relative to other people’s skill. A good doctor is a good doctor. But a good LoL player is good only if he is better than other players. Depending on your goals, you might be trying to become better than Platinum level players or you might be trying to reach the Challenger level. If you want to go pro, anything below Grandmaster/Challenger level is unacceptable.

League of Legends ranks provide a ladder that players can attempt to climb. Not everyone is interested in this. Especially in the lower ranks. Just like most chess players don’t take chess seriously and only play it for fun with their friends, most LoL players don’t take their game seriously enough to study it thoroughly and attempt to reach the top tier. That doesn’t mean they won’t try to win games or get angry when they lose. It simply means that their efforts are somewhat aimless or unstructured. So they never figure out what they’re missing.

Keep in mind that League of Legends is a highly sophisticated game with around 1000 notions that need to be understood before you can even call yourself an amateur. And there’s no manual for it. Games like chess provide people with hundreds of good books that you can read and upgrade your skills really fast. In LoL you need to experiment with the possibilities and figure out your own success formula.

The League System has many tiers. And in order for you to move from one tier to the next, you need to win games and gather League Points. All of this progress can be monitored in your profile.

The main tiers of the League System are the following:

  •         Iron
  •         Bronze
  •         Silver
  •         Gold
  •         Platinum
  •         Diamond
  •         Master
  •         Grandmaster
  •         Challenger

As you can see, there are quite a few steps to climb if you want to start competing against the best players in the world. When you look at them from the comfort of your home, they may not look all that impressive. Often times, you might spot them making a mistake. In such moments, we’re all tempted to wonder what if and assume that we could easily play at their level with even greater success. But the truth is that these pro players have many thousands of hours of in-game experience and when they look bad it’s because their opponents are even better. But if you had to play them yourself, you would probably get crushed.

The only way to truly know how good you are and to develop the confidence that you’re moving in the right direction is to train hard and climb the ladder until you become at least a Grandmaster. The secret here is to do everything with intent and in a thoughtful way. Study the game, take notes, watch your own replays and try to spend more time strategizing. Because playing the game often involves a lot of repetitive actions that you’ve done a thousand times before. So it doesn’t make you that much better. But if you think about how you play and come up with ways of improving your game, that will help you a lot. You could easily reach the top with just 3-5 excellent strategies and 3-5 heroes that you’ve mastered. If you can specialize to the point where you are always in your comfort zone and can provide a lot of value to your team in every single game, you will inevitably reach the top tiers really fast.

Radu Muresan

Radu Muresan