HotS Season Start & End Date

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20/11/2017

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Heroes of the Strom Season 1 2018 started 12.December.2017 and will end on 6.Marth.2018

Heroes of the Storm Season 3 2017 started on  5.September.2017 and will end on December 12.

At the end of each season, the rankings are reset, and everyone gets a fresh start to earn ranks again. At the end of each HotS season you get rewards, including unique mounts, based on your peak rank and your initial placement in the new season derives from how well you did in past seasons.

We will update our topic with all new information once we know more.

Previous Heroes of the Storm Season Start and End Dates:
HotS Season 3 (6) 2017 Started  5.September.2017 Ends on December 12.
HotS Season 2 (5) 2017 Started 13.June.2017 Ends at 12.Septembar.2017
HotS Season 1 (4) 2017 Started September 13.March.2017  Ends on 13.June.2017
HotS Season 3  Started 13-Dec-2016 ends 13-Mar-2017
HotS Season 2  Started 13.septembar.2016 ends 13-Dec-2016
HotS Season 1  Started 14.June.2016 Ended on 13.septembar.2016

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 As you can see in Heroes of the Storm each year has around 3-4 seasons that last around 3 months e.
When you first start ranked play and at the start of each new season, you will need to complete a series of ten placement matches to get your starting rank and develop an understanding of your personal skill level. Note that you can only queue together with other friends who are also doing placement matches while you’re still in placement matches. Once you’re done, you will receive your initial placement for the season and can start earning rank points.

These are the important updates in each season:

Hots Season 1 2018

Performance-based matchmaking will help our system better evaluate individual players' in-game performance during a match, and adjust how much their rank and matchmaking ratings (MMR) increase or decrease at the end of that game. If players perform beyond expectations for their current MMR, the system will award more when they win, and subtract less when they lose.

HotS Season 3 2017
There are changing the way that placements work for high-ranked players. Previously, the highest a player could be placed was Diamond 3. This was causing some chaos during the early parts of a season where Diamond-skilled players and Master-skilled players were heavily intermixed. This season, players can be placed as high as 1000 rank points into Master which should help with that. To go along with that, Grandmaster will only become available two weeks after the start of the season so players aren’t placing directly into Grandmaster and there are two weeks of competition before the first Grandmasters are crowned.

HotS Season 2 2017
Personal Rank Adjustments: We’ve lessened personal rank point adjustments in Hero and Team These will allow a player to earn more points when they win or lose.
Team League: Wait time for 2 player team is very long, the leaders from additional 2-player parties attempting to enter the queue will see a warning message that they may be in for a long wait.
When this occurs, those party leaders can choose to enter the lengthy queue if they are willing to wait or cancel the queue to find additional party members and get a match more quickly.

HotS Season 1 2017
For the first season of 2017, there are no big changes planned and the preseason is:
Hero League, Solo queue has been a huge success. We’ve seen a lot of positive feedback from players and match quality has been greatly improved.
Team League, The population of team league has risen dramatically and there are more Team League games being played than ever before.
However, the disparity between the number of people queueing as duos and the number queueing as trios sometimes leads to long 
queue times,which can in turn lead to lower match quality.

HotS Season 3
At BlizzCon this year it was mention that the there are new party sizes for Team league. With the start of Season 3, we’ve decided to remove parties from Hero League and allow smaller party sizes to queue for Team League as a single-season trial. Here are the exact changes we’re going to make with the start of Season 3:

Hero League can now be played only solo no more parties of 2.
Team League Parties containing 2, 3, or 5 players can now queue for Team League matches.
All players in two and three-player parties must be ranked within a single league of one another in order to queue for Team League.
While players will need to have access to at least 14 Heroes in order to play Team League, there are still no minimum Hero level requirements in order to queue for Team League matches.
Team League will still utilize First Come, First Serve (FCFS) during Draft Mode, which means that parties of two and three players will need to coordinate effectively when drafting their Heroes.
Players who are currently silenced or penalized for leaving games early can no longer queue for Team League for the duration of their penalties.
Once again, these changes are intended as a trial run during Season3, and may be reverted next season if we are not happy with how they affect ranked play overall. 

HotS Season 2
You’ll no longer receive a flat 250 ranked point adjustment after winning a promotion match or losing a demotion match. Instead, these matches will now award or remove the same amount of points as a normal ranked game.
Losing a promotion match will now subtract the normal ranked points for a loss, minus the number of excesses ranked points that were stored prior to your promotion match.
Demotion matches do not store lost ranking points, which means you’ll only lose the normal amount of ranking points if you’re defeated during a demotion match.

Preseason play is about to wrap up as we prepare to introduce Heroes of the Storm’s first official ranked season. Alongside the arrival of Season 1, we’re also completely changing the ranking system, offering a lot of new rewards for Hero and Team League players, making significant matchmaking adjustments, and even adding a Grandmaster Leaderboard to the official Heroes website.
 

HotS Season 1
Preseason play is about to wrap up as we prepare to introduce Heroes of the Storm’s first official ranked season. Alongside the arrival of Season 1, we’re also completely changing the ranking system, offering a lot of new rewards for Hero and Team League players, making significant matchmaking adjustments, and even adding a Grandmaster Leaderboard to the official Heroes website.