After a year in which LoL seemed to come out on top on so many occasions, this weekend has been a time for Riot to sit back quietly for once and watch the BlizzCon fireworks from across California.
But you don’t have to do the same. Sit back quietly, that is. Tonight, as Riot pack up shop on their most exciting competitive season to date, you’ve a chance to up your rank and earn yourself a fancy reward.
Riot have extended ranked play until midnight tonight, 11/11 - though I'm told the specific time will vary according to your timezone. Rewards will be doled out according to the tier you finish in at that time. Your highest position in either solo, duo, 5v5 or 3v3 will determine your ranking - but bear in mind that you’ll need to have played at least 10 games with the same team in 5v5 or 3v3 to qualify for their rewards.
Rewards vary from the modestly triumphant to the unashamedly boastful, depending on rank. Broach Bronze tier and you’ll gain a Summoner Icon displaying your accomplishments - but a Silver tier ranking will mean a profile banner trim, loading screen border and permanent Victorious Ward jungle skin even better suited to lording over your teammates and competitors.
Finish in Gold or higher, meanwhile, and acquaintances old and new will be forced to take in your personalised invitation badge and unique Victorious skin.
Does that sound like you, or is high-level ranked play something that happens to other players in a Twitch tab?
Thanks, Reign of Gaming.