League of Legends Patch 9.8 tier list – low elo edition

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In our final edition of the tier lists for Patch 9.8, we look at which champions are the best for climbing in League of Legends from low elo.

Many have asked how our League of Legends tier lists apply to their solo queue games in Iron, Bronze, Silver, and Gold, considering we only take data from Platinum plus players. While most of the sites we audit do have data for low elo players, not all do. Because this data is somewhat less reliable, we don’t do it all the time, but it’s high time we follow up on our first low elo tier list with another.

To do so, we take each rating for the tier list and normalize that value, making sure that an A rating on one site and a “God tier” rating on another can be accurately compared. This is done by creating a normalized value based on all rankings given out by that site so the average standardized rating is 0.00 with higher numbers being good to very good rankings and negative numbers being bad rankings.

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For full transparency, you can find the full data here. When evaluating the sites and tier lists this time, we tried to only use data for Silver players. The individual sites we audited are also listed below (note the rankings are as of 8 PM EST on April 29).

Therefore, let’s examine the tier list for each position.