LOL Season Start & End Date

LOL Season Start & End Date
Season 9Starts on January 24 2019No information yet.
Season 8Started on January 16 2018Ends on November 12 2018
Season 7Started on December 8 2016Ends on November 7 2017
Season 6Started on January 20 2016Ended on November 8 2016
Season 5Started on January 21 2015Ended on November 11 2015
Season 4Started on January 10 2014Ended on November 11 2014
Season 3Started on February 1 2013Ended on November 11 2013
Season 2Started on November 29 2011Ended on November 12 2012
Season 1Started on July 13 2010Ended on August 23 2011

Previously, the new seasons have even begun at the beginning of the new year. The start date for season 8 has been announced for January 16 2018.
Some important notes to keep in mind about League of Legends season 8 is the fact that the game’s rune system is being revamped, making them free and making rune farming essentially obsolete. There’s a series of new keystones as well, which will offer some pretty monumental changes by way of the game’s current meta.

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League of Legends has a ranking system that is based on seasons. Currently, season 7 is going strong but it’s also coming to an end. Season 7 started on December 8th 2016 and is going to end on November 7th 2017. Every season brings new big changes that are meant to improve the game and optimize it. Every previous season has had a preseason also. For Season Rewards and Victorious Skins check our post.
After the season 7 ends all players will get a reward for playing. Check for rewards lower in this post.
After Season 7 ends we enter into a pre-season phase until League of Legends season 8 begins. Generally, it lasts for a few months after a previous season has ended. During the preseason you will be able to play ranked games which can help you get a higher rank at the start of season 8. Elo decay is removed during the preseason. What that means is that you don’t have to feel as pressured to play ranked because your elo won’t drop to a lower division. 

Season 6 brought a lot of new changes to the game. New champion select has been introduced. Each player is able to choose two positions before the queue (or fill). Also a new feature, “pick intent”, helps everyone understand the champ you want to play. 
Introduced in Season 6 is Hextech Crafting. Hextech crafting allows you to open chests with keys earned by winning matchmade games. Mastery Chests are earned by performing well across a variety of champions or as part of a team. To the loot part blue (champion) and orange (cosmetic) essence have been added also. Champion essence is used to upgrade champion shards into permanent loot, and Cosmetic essence is used to craft all other types of loot from different kinds of shards, such as champion or ward skins.
Also introduced was a brand new League of Legends mobile app.
Preseason 5 was accompanied by patch 4.20 and it was one of the biggest updates. The big theme of the 2015 preseason is Strategic Diversity. Biggest changes introduced concerned jungle and objectives like dragons and Baron. Instead of gold, dragons now give buffs to the whole team for the full duration of the game. Baron Nashor has always been intended to be the siege-breaker. Killing Baron gives your team empowered recall and empowered minions. Inner turrets have been given a regenerating shield. They introduced a new river monster, the Rift Scuttler. When a team defeats the Scuttle crab, they're awarded a vision bubble and shrine that grants out of combat movement speed in front of Baron or Dragon pit. Also many new items have been introduced and reworked in the game.
Season 4 started on November 20, 2014 with Preseason by two patch V3.14 and V3.15. The end of the pre-season and the official start of Season 4 Champion Series began on January 15, 2014.
Notable changes from this season are the new audio engine, numerous featured game modes and new masteries.
Changes to the wards have also been made. Champions could only have 3 Stealth Wards placed at a time and they could carry no more than 5 Stealth Wards in their inventory. Also stealth for Vision Wards has been removed and champions could only have 1 Vision Ward placed at a time. Placing a new Vision Ward would replace the previous one.
As always new champions have been added, some reworked and improved.
Season Three patch changes began on December 4, 2012, almost four weeks after the release of patch V1.0.0.151. The new patch introduced a new set of masteries, the removal, remake and addition of items, the removal of the summoner spells Surge and Promote, and the addition of Barrier to Summoner's Rift and Twisted Treeline. 
They introduced a new League system, added new smart pings (Radial Menu) and created a new map for tutorial and ARAM games: Howling Abyss. On top of that there’s also the addition of the Gifting Center. Around the same time League of Legends Open Beta for Mac has been released
Season Two is the second competitive time period for League of Legends. It began on November 29, 2011, a week after the release of patch V1.0.0.130.
The patch introduced a new set of masteries, the removal of the summoner spells Fortify and Rally, and the addition of Surge and Promote for Classic Mode.
They also improved A.I. bots, added spectator mode, added Honor system and introduced a new game mode: Dominion.
League of Legends began hosting on July 13, 2010 in patch V1.0.0.96. It marked the official kickoff of competitive League of Legends. Season 1 ended on August 23, 2011.
At the end of Season 1, League of Legends had a total of 76 available champions to choose from.
Season 1 introduced ranked games. Summoners of Level 30 will be able to indulge in the ranked game system. At launch, ranked players will be able to join one of three queues: 3v3 Premade, 5v5 Premade, or 5v5 Solo. Players will receive an individual rating for each of these queues.
Ladders – Once Ranked Play begins, players who choose to participate will have their Elo ratings displayed publicly on the League of Legends Ladder. On the ladder, players will be able to see just how they stack up against the rest of their fellow summoners. 
Draft Pick – Champion selection during ranked play will take on the form of a live draft. In 5v5 premade and 3v3 premade, the first phase of this draft process will provide the inviter of each team with the opportunity to ban the use of two champions. Banned champions cannot be selected for use on either team.

From season 1 League of Legends has always found a way to reward their players. Rewards for playing ranked in League of legends have always consisted from champion skins, wards skins and profile borders. Champion and ward skins have always been exclusive to that one lol season. What this means is that there is no other way to obtain that particular skin other than achieving a rank of at least Gold on ranked matchmaking. All rewards are given out by the Riot team at the end of a particular season.
There are also skins that have been given out as rewards but the requirements were different. We will talk about those too.

Here is the breakdown by ranks (tier) of all rewards.

Summoner IconSummoner IconSummoner IconSummoner IconSummoner IconSummoner IconSummoner Icon
Profile InsigniaProfile InsigniaProfile InsigniaProfile InsigniaProfile InsigniaProfile InsigniaProfile Insignia
xxLoading Screen BorderLoading Screen BorderLoading Screen BorderLoading Screen BorderLoading Screen Border
xxVictorious Champion SkinVictorious Champion SkinVictorious Champion SkinVictorious Champion SkinVictorious Champion Skin
xVictorious Ward SkinVictorious Ward SkinVictorious Ward SkinVictorious Ward SkinVictorious Ward SkinVictorious Ward Skin

It is important to note that in order to get a Victorious Ward Skin at the end of the season you need to be ranked Silver or higher in both the Solo/Duo Queue and Ranked Flex. For example, you can be Diamond in Solo Queue and Silver in Flex, and you will still get a Victorious Ward Skin.

LoL Season 8 Rewards

If you get gold + you will receive Victorious Oriana and all chromas for the skin.

If you get only bronze or silver you will only get ward and summoner icon.


The season ends November 7th at 23:59 Server Time (This means GMT for EUW and CET for EUNE).
For all season start dates and end dates please check our post.

  • You will need to be in the loading screen by Nov 7th, 23:59 Server Time for the final game to count.
  • Challenger spots lock at 23:45 Server Time so games must be completed before then.
  • Watch out for decay! Rankings lock at 23:59 Server Time.

New honor system has been introduced in this season and it also bring rewards to all players. Honor system has 5 levels, if you end the season with Honor 3 or higher, you’ll get a special ward skin based on the honor level you ended the season with!

Victorious skin as a reward for the end of Season 7 has been confirmed and it’s Graves. Here’s what the skin will look like and all the chromas.

This is what the base skin looks like. This one is what all the players that have reached Gold+ ranking in this season will receive

This is a chroma for Solo/Duo queue. This means that if you achieved a Gold+ ranking in Solo/Duo queue, you will receive the base skin and this chroma.

This is a chroma for Ranked Flex queue. This means that if you achieved a Gold+ ranking in Ranked Flex queue, you will receive the base skin and this chroma.

This chroma is for Twisted Treeline queue. This means that if you achieved a Gold+ ranking in Twister Treeline queue, you will receive the base skin and this chroma.


Victorious Jarvan IVVictorious JannaVictorious Elise
Victorious MorganaVictorious SivirVictorious Maokai

For the end of Season 7, which is going to end on November 7 2017, the reward is going to be a Victorious skin for Graves.


As announced in August, certain players are ineligible for this season’s rewards:

  • Players with bans or chat restrictions active when the season ends.
  • Players issued a ban of 7 days or more after Aug 22nd, 23:59 Pacific Time.
  • Players banned for boosting during the 2017 season.

Players who experience fraud-related or erroneous bans will still be eligible. Players hit with LeaverBuster will also be eligible.
What if I get a chat restriction or ban after the season ends?
You’ll still get your rewards even if they haven’t been distributed yet. Count yourself lucky and reflect on the reasoning why the punishment was issued!
What if I have Honor 2 or below?
You’ll get rewards as long as you do not hit the ineligibility criteria above.


All rewards will be distributed in the coming months after the end of season. We’ll give further updates as rewards are sent out regarding timelines!

  • Some rewards may appear faster than others so don’t worry if you don’t get them all at once

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