League of Legends 2021 Pro Accounts Have Been Disabled
According to Mark “Scruffy” Yetter, the League of Legends 2021 pro accounts are gaining unfair LP in matches. Because of this, they have been disabled, and new accounts will also be handed out before long. This likely came to light when players noticed accounts at the top of the pile with an incredibly low number of games compared to previous seasons. How did this come to be and what has been done?
“Fresh” Accounts Are Coming to Pro Players
These League of Legends pro accounts had inflated MMR ratings and could thus climb the ladder much higher than normal players. The number seems to have been far too high and has since been disabled. This is a sound change and was likely frustrating quite a few players seeing this or experiencing it.
According to the Ranked Ladder Update: “We’re disabling all Riot-created pro player accounts created after Jan. 7 to address unintended differences in LP gains/losses which resulted in an unfair advantage over non-pros in reaching the top of the ranked ladder. These accounts will decay out of the ladder over the next few weeks. Pro accounts created before Jan. 7 are unaffected. Pros will be given replacement accounts with fixes made to the starting MMR. This update has already begun and may take a few days to complete.”
Pros having Riot-made accounts wasn’t the problem. The problem was that pro players received more LP and likely lost significantly more. The system Riot uses should be preventing pros from stomping their way up into Master+. Since there were changes to ranked in the offseason, other LP gain and loss adjustments were made. It sounds like these pro accounts did not receive these changes, and thus the problem came to be.
We’re just glad this necessary change was made. In a few days, everything should be back to normal in League of Legends, and that’s just fine with us.