When does season 6 start - League of Legends

When does season 6 start in League of Legends? This is a question we get all the time. People ask us every day if we know when season 6 starts, and the answer is: "Kind of". EDIT - Season 6 started on ALL servers the 20th of Jan!

Only Riot knows exactly when season 6 starts in LoL, but if we look at the pattern from previous seasons, we can come very close to an exact date for the start of season 6. Take season 5 for example. The 21st of January 2015 League of Legends opened its ranked season, only one day prior to the LCS spring split. Riot has announced that LCS will start January 16th in 2016, which would suggest season 6 will start around the 15th of January. This follows the patterns of the previous few seasons, making the assumption that Season 6 in LoL will start in early to mid January, most likely the 15th. A Riot employee tweeted the LCS start date with more information to come at a later date. 
 

                                                                     When does season 6 start in LoL


If you are still unsure, check out below to see when previous seasons in LoL started:

  • Season 1 started the 13th of July 2010 and ended August 23rd 2011
  • Season 2 started the 29th of November and ended the 12th of November 2012
  • Season 3 started the 1st of February 2013 and ended on the 11th of November 2013. It is at this point where Riot started using the same approximate dates. 
  • Season 4 started the 10th of January 2014 and ended on the 11th of November 2014. 
  • Season 5 (last season) started the 21st of January and ended on the 11th of November 2015. 
  • Season 6 for League of Legends will start between the 5th of January and the 31st of January 2016, if you follow these patterns, and end the 11th of November 2016. As stated above, the most likely scenario will be that Season 6 starts the 15th of January 2016. EDIT: Season 6 starts the 20th of January 2016. 

 

Pre-Season - How does it fit in?

Pre-Season starts approximately 10 hours or so after the season ends. For most servers it was the 11th of November this year, and pre-season was in effect as soon as the ranked servers went back online. Riot uses the pre-season to test the new, big patch they have been working on the last few months of the season. We can expect some changes, normally mostly minor ones, to take place before season 6 starts, but as soon as Riot kicks off the new season, pre-season ends and you will again be competiting for the new rewards
 

The good thing about pre-season is that you can gain a lot of MMR, go up in rank and have it carry over in Season 6. LoLBoost sells pre-season boosting for just this reason. There is a soft reset between pre-season and season 6, which means that if your MMR is high you will place much better after your placement games (which you can pre-order with LoLBoost for best results and fastest service) and once you are placed you will most likely skip divisions and climb the ladder much more effectively. More information on elo boost services can be found on our homepage and on the boosting page. 
 

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EDIT: Season 6 has been announced to start the 20th of January! 
EDIT 2: Season 6 started on OCE a few hours after midnight the 20th!
EDIT 3: FOR EUW season 6 starts a few hours after midnight, when the 19th turns into the 20th! NA servers should see ranked up and starting a few hours after midnight on their servers as well. 

 

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