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Riot Games outlines League of Legends details for 2023: Skins, ranked reset and more! cover image

Riot Games outlines League of Legends details for 2023: Skins, ranked reset and more!

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The developers for League of Legends has outlined what is coming in 2023 and beyond.

The thirteenth season of League of Legends officially kicks off tomorrow January 10! Fans testing out the season 13 meta in the Public Beta Environment (PBE) can finally put that account to the side as the League of Legends 2023 season kicks off.
Ahead of the big season 13 launch, Riot Games has launched a YouTube video titled 'Riot Pls'. This thirteen-minute video breaks down everything that is confirmed to be on its way to League of Legends for 2023. This includes new champion skins, mid-season ranked rewards and much more.

Many forgotten Champions to receive a skin in 2023

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Image courtesy of League of Legends
There have been plenty of Champions in League of Legends who have been pushed to the side when it comes to getting a new skin. One of the goals for 2023 is to bring those champions into the light. Jeremy 'Brightmoon' Lee, the executive producer for League of Legends announced during the video that the following Champions will definitely get a new skin this season.
  • Aurelion Sol
  • Ivern
  • Kled
  • Kalista

"More Champions are getting fluffy" Riot Brightmoon

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Image courtesy of League of Legends
For those who prefer a more 'cuddly' take on League of Legends skins, you are in for a treat! Fans of, Corgi Corki, Pug'Maw and the Meowrick skin can expect more 'fluffy' skins to be coming to League of Legends in 2023. Riot has not shared any more detail on which champions would be introduced to this skin line. This article will be updated once more information is released!

Mid-year ranked reset coming to League of Legends in 2023

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One of the biggest changes coming to LoL off the rift is the introduction of the mid-year ranked reset. Traditionally, players would grind year-round in the quest to climb the ranked ladder. This year, ranked will work slightly differently.
Multiple splits have been a feature in League of Legends for some time. However, up until this point they were just a way of helping players pace their progress. Starting in 2023, the two ranked splits will include a full ranked reset with mid-season rewards in between to highlight a player's achievement in solo queue.
This is not a new feature to other Riot Games titles with Valorant resetting players' ranks every new act. Chris 'Auberaun' Roberts states players will often reach their peak rank halfway through the season. Meaning once players realise they are hitting their peak rank, they will either play just enough not to demote or turn to smurfing which is not ideal for fair matchmaking.

Changes to ranked rewards in 2023

Riot Auberaun confirms for the first time ever, there will be two ranked skins in season 13. This will help keep the game fun and competitive throughout the year. Players will earn their first set of ranked rewards after the first split ends, and the traditional ranked rewards at the end of the season.
Another major change to the rewards system this year is the removal of the Gold tier or above requirement. Since the beginning of the Victorious skin line, players have been required to be at least gold or above to earn the end-of-season skin.
Auberaun confirms that players will no longer have to be Gold or higher. However, players below Gold will have to play significantly more than the ten placement games in order to receive their end-of-split reward.
Stay tuned to Esports.gg for the latest League of Legends news and updates.
Jordan Marney
Jordan Marney
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Jordan "Marn" Marney is an esports journalist from across the pond. Marn specialises in telling stories about League of Legends and Call of Duty. Marn has been a passionate esports fan since 2014 and has written for publications Unikrn, Esports Network, ESTNN and The United Stand.