Originally Posted by TheWizardMan
You don't have to lose 5 consecutive matches. You have to lose 5 matches after falling below the SR tier. They don't need to be consecutive.
When you get a loss (and maybe tie idk), the system checks if you have played a total of 5 matches and not reached the higher skill tier, and demotes you if so. You do not need to have 5 losses, just 5 games below the skill tier. It will not derank you on a win, but that win will count towards the 5 games if it doesn't get you back.
I've been struggling in groups and have gotten demoted 4 times this season from diamond to plat, then solo'd back up just to get demoted with my groups again
. I normally don't solo on my main but I didn't like losing the Diamond, guess I'll have to get used to it if the group can't win at those SR. Last night I started at like 3007 and get demoted after we went 2W/3L.
This system was implemented at the start of season 6, so it's not something from the latest patch.Edited by Crazy9000 - 9/20/17 at 2:36pm