During today's downtime, all summoner data was reset for the last time in preparation for launch. Player's levels, win/loss/leave rate, and IP were reset. Usernames and passwords, summoner names, buddy lists, etc will remain in-tact.
Additionally, some higher ranked players have express that they would like to have their ELOs reset. Resetting ELOs for high ranked players would mean that the matchmaking system would pair them with low players, which might damage the new player experience.
We understand that many high ELO players perceive ELOs not resetting as a disadvantage that will slow down their leveling and IP gain, and we want to do everything we can to mitigate this problem, while preserving the quality of experience for the brand new players.
We will be granting rewards to players based on the following criteria
- All users with an ELO over 1500 will nine-day double IP boost.
- The top 500 ELO players will a unique "Master Beta Tester” summoner icon as soon as this functionality is available in PVP.net
- The top 100 ELO players will receive a "Grandmaster Beta Tester” icon as soon as this functionality is available in PVP.net
Additionally, all ELO’s over 1650 will be automatically reset to 1650 to create a bigger pool of players at that rank for matchmaking.
*UPDATE* This bonus that we gave top ELO players was to allow them to gain IP at the same rate as everyone else, because their game times and queue times are longer. This is not an "advantage" that they get over other players.