When does season 7 start - League of Legends
This article has been updated as to when season 7 starts in League of Legends. Scroll to the bottom for confirmed date.
Season 7 start - League of Legends
When does season 7 start in League of Legends? This is a question we get all the time. Even before the season 6 ended, people were still asking us every day if we know when season 7 starts, and the answer is: "Yes". Keeping in mind that season 6 ended the 7th of November 2016, the season 7 start for league of legends should have been around the 15th to 19th of January 2017. However, Riot has already broken its pattern and gone ahead and CONFIRMED that season 7 in LoL starts the 7th of December 2016, only a month after season 6 ended. Season 7 has opened on OCE! Scroll to the bottom of this article for real time updates.
The below statement was written before a confirmed date was announced and is based on previous years patterns.
Only Riot knows exactly when season 7 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 7. 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. In 2016, the LCS was announced to start the 16th of January, while season 6 started the 20th of November, 4 days after the split begun. In January 2017 Riot will announce the starting date of the first LCS match. If the LCS start date is for example, the 15th of January 2017, that would suggest season 7 in LoL will start around the 16th-20th of January. This follows the patterns of the previous few seasons, making the assumption that Season 7 in LoL will start in mid to late January, most likely around the 19th. A Riot employee tweeted the LCS start date - with more information to come at a later date - last season in early January, so we are hoping we get the same kind of information early January 2017 as well. As soon as more information is leaked or announced by Riot, we will confirm it here in this article. Updates can be found at the bottom of this page.
When Does Season 7 Start - League of Legends
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 2011 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 started the 21st of January 2015 and ended on the 11th of November 2015.
- Season 6 (last season) started the 20th of January 2016 and ended on the 7th of November 2016.
- Season 7 for League of Legends will start the 7th of December 2016. If you follow these patterns from previous years and take into account that the season 7 start date has already been confirmed, then the most likely scenario will be that Season 7 in League of Legends will end the 7th of November 2017, 11 months after it started.
Pre-Season - How does it fit in?
Pre-Season starts approximately 10 hours or so after the season ends. For most servers it will be the 7th of November this year, and pre-season will be in effect as soon as the ranked servers are back online. Riot uses the pre-season to test the new, big patch they were working on during the last few months of the season. Normally as soon the pre-season starts Riot launches a pre-season patch that contains a lot of big changes. Some will be removed or deemed "not working" before season 7 starts, while others will be kept on and becomes the beginning of season 7 meta. We can also expect some changes to take place before season 7 starts, during the middle and end of pre-season, normally these changes are mostly minor ones, but as soon as Riot kicks off the new season, pre-season ends and the patch that launches the season 7 in League of Legends will be the patch you are going to be competiting on for the new rewards for at least the next month - unless there are urgent fixes that needs to be applied sooner.
The good thing about pre-season is that you can gain a lot of hidden MMR, raise your division and have it carry over in Season 7. LoLBoost sells pre-season boosting for just this reason. There is a soft reset between pre-season and season 7, which means that if your MMR is high you will place much better after your placement games (which you can pre-order after season 6 ends with LoLBoost.net for best results and fastest service). If you got boosted during pre-season you will most likely skip divisions and climb the ladder much more effectively once you are placed. More information on elo boost services can be found on our homepage and on the boosting page.
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Ranked Rewards for League of Legends season 7
When season 7 starts in League of Legends there will most likely be a short announcement for which rewards the new season will be receiving. The usual rewards consists of; Summoner Icons, Banner Trims, loading Screen Border, Invite and Friend Request Flair and a victorious skin for those who are gold V and higher. In addition, there will most likely be a special challenger reward for the top players on each server.
Posted 12th of October 2016 - 3 weeks and 5 days before season 6 ends.
Confirmed Q and A:
Question: When does season 7 start in League of Legends?
Answer: December 7th 2016.
Question: What ranked systems will be in place for season 7 in LoL?
Answer: Solo/Duo Queue and a Flex Queue.
Question: What can we expect the rewards system to look like?
Answer: Speculations are running rampant, but Riot has confirmed that participating in both queue types will get you MORE rewards. Reaching gold in both queues should unlock something special, while the older rewards that we have come to expect from Riot each season will most likely still be in place.
Question: When can we expect season 7 to end in League of Legends?
Answer: Based on this year and previous years pattern, we can expect the season 7 to early to mid November in 2017.
Update: 19th of October 2016
For the first time since League of Legends launched, Riot has announced a FIRM season start date one and a half months BEFORE the season actually starts (and while season 6 is still in progress) . This is a whole new ball game. Last year Riot only announced the season start a week before they actually started it, so one has to wonder why the early announcement this year. Not only did we get an advance notice, Season 7 in League of Legends is starting in December 2016, instead of January 2017.
Update: 27th of October 2016
Parts of article edited, another Q and A added.
Update: 1st of December 2016
Riot has said season 7 in lol will start as soon as patch 6.24 is launched. So far they are saying this will be the 7th of December (it is still unclear if that is 12 AM - as soon as the 7th starts, or 11:59PM, right before the 7th turns to the 8th). Riot has also changed this from a firm start date to an estimate, which means a couple of days of delay is possible.
Update: 6th / 7th of December 2016 - Real time Updates
09:15 PM UTC / 08:15 AM GMT+11: Season 7 has started on OCE servers! EUW is scheduled to open their ranked queues for season 7 at around 8PM UTC with NA following around 6 AM Pacific Time. We will update this article as soon as new servers have opened! We refresh the servers constantly and will have a real time update when each server opens.
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